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Dodgers: Eric Gagne Shows He Can Still Bring the Heat

Former Dodgers closer Eric Gagné has the distinction of being the most recent closer to win the NL Cy Young. Gagné dominated hitters with a powerful fastball and a fall-off-the-table change up. Apparently, the Canadian closer can still bring it.

In a Instagram video posted by Eric Sim, the 46-year-old Gagné appears to throw three pitches in the mid-80s. Not bad for an old guy.

From 2002-2004, the righty was hands down the best closer in baseball. He logged a 1.79 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, and a K/9 of 13.3 in 224 games. During that stretch, he also won the 2003 NL Cy Young (1.20 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, 55 saves).

The most important Gagné feat of all was his incredible consecutive saves streak. He didn’t blow a single save from August 28th, 2002 to July 3, 2004. As soon as Guns N’ Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” came on the PA system at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers fans knew the game was over.

Gagné could bring it then, and by recent accounts, he can still bring it now – for a 46-year-old.

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Eric Eulau

Born and raised in Ventura, not "Ven-CH-ura", California. Favorite Dodger Stadium food is the old school chocolate malt with the wooden spoon. Host of the Dodgers Nation 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast.


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