- Jun 4, 2011
Billy Wagner was a flamethrower who was dominant into his late 30’s as well. His last year, 2010, was one of his career bests at 38 years old.My first thought for a reliever who fell off a cliff around age 30 was Eric Gagne. But he had an injury at that time (not to mention a likely loss of PEDs compared to his heyday).
Seems as though there is a high number of closers who proved that 30, or even 35, was not an insurmountable barrier: Rivera, Hoffman, Reardon, Smith, Sutter