#3 Rod Beck (1991-1997)
Rodney “Shooter” Beck was one of the most feared relief pitchers in the game. A big, burly guy with a gnarly handle bar mustache held the title as the Giants all-time saves leader. That was until Robb Nen came around…
Rod Beck was not a low-ERA guy, he gave up his share of runs back in the day. For the most part, Beck was fairly consistent, throwing at least 50-plus innings, while boasting ERA’s in the 2’s and 3’s.
Beck and Robb Nen closed out games for years, and were the last two elite closers, before the core four came around.
Rod Beck started his career with the Giants in 1991 and played in San Francisco for seven years before moving on to Chicago, Boston and San Diego.
Unfortunately in 2007, at the age of 39, Rod Beck passed away in his Ariona home. Beck’s death was a tragic loss to the Giants family, but his legacy will always be remembered.
Beck’s numbers with the Giants
Record: 21-28 ERA: 2.97 IP: 463 SV: 199
- Hall Of Fame: 2008
- All Star: 1993, 1994, 1997
- Top 24 in MVP voting: 1993, 1997
- Top 10 in Cy Young voting: 1994