John Montague

Montague saved the expansion Mariners first-ever victory, on April 9, 1977. Over two relief appearances that July, he tied an AL record by retiring 33 consecutive batters. He was sidelined with hip pain in 1978; a benign tumor was found and removed after the season. In his first 10 days after being acquired by the Angels in late August 1979, Montague won two games and saved five, playing a key role in California’s division title.