On September 11, 2002 — The Mets and Braves split a doubleheader, with Atlanta winning the first game, 8 – 5, and New York taking the nightcap, 5 – 0. John Smoltz gets the save in the opener, making him the 7th pitcher in history to record 50 saves in a season. Smoltz will set the National League season saves record with 55, topping the old mark of 53 shared by Randy Myers and Trevor Hoffman. Chicago’s Bobby Thigpen set the major league record of 57 in 1990.
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