Tom Henke

Tom HenkeA snapshot from the post-season 25 years ago shows how differently closers were used back then. In the 1985 ALCS, Henke got two wins in the first four games of the series, as Toronto jumped out to a 3-1 lead. He pitched poorly in Game Two but still get the win because the Jays rallied in the bottom of the 10th for two runs off Dan Quisenberry, who was in his third inning of relief. Henke pitched three innings of relief as well, though he gave up the game-tying homer in the ninth and a run in the 10th to the Royals. Henke pitched 2 1/3 innings of hitless relief in Game Four and got the win when the Jays again knicked Quiz for some runs. Henke never pitched another inning in the series however, as Toronto failed to post a lead in any of the final three games and KC rallied to win the pennant.