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Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon
Papelbon pitching for the Red Sox during spring training.
MLB Player information
NameJonathan Papelbon
PositionRelief pitcher
MLB debutJuly 31, 2005 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win-loss record23 18
Earned run average2.29
*Boston Red Sox (2005 present)
* 4× All-Star selection (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) * World Series Champion (2007) * 2007 This Year in Baseball Closer of the Year Award * 2007 DHL Delivery Man of the Year Award * 2007 Babe Ruth Award * Holds Major League record for most consecutive scoreless innings to start a postseason career (26). * Fewest appearances to reach 200 saves. * First pitcher to achieve 30 or more saves in each of their first five years of major league service.

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Jonathan Robert Papelbon (-enˈpæpəlbɒnpron; born November 23, 1980 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He bats and throws right-handed.

On August 21, 2007, Papelbon recorded his 30th save of the season, becoming the first Boston pitcher to ever have two 30-save seasons. As of July 1, 2009, Papelbon holds the record of most saves by a Red Sox pitcher, beating Bob Stanley's previous record of 132 saves.

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