Fingers came in to protect the lead in the eighth, and only allowed a single in that frame. In the ninth, he gave up a two-run homer to Dave Revering that cut Milwaukee’s advantage to 3-2 with one out. Fingers forced a pair of fly ball outs to preserve a 3-2 win, and his then-record 300th save.
Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first major leaguer to reach 300 career saves
On August 21, 1982, Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first major leaguer to reach 300 career saves. The Brewers needed some clutch relief pitching from Fingers to beat the Seattle Mariners that night, following a three-run 8th-inning explosion that opened up a scoreless game.