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Liam Hendriks Named AL Reliever of the Year

November 10—For the second consecutive year, White Sox closer Liam Hendriks has been named Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year for the 2021 season.

Hendriks earned 38 saves on 44 opportunities, with a season record of 8-3, a 2.54 ERA. and a 0.73 WHIP. He struck out 113 and walked only 7 on 71.0 IP (69 relief appearances).

Hendriks set the MLB record for the highest strikeout-to-walk ratio (16.14), beating the previous record of 15.64, set by Clayton Kershaw in 2016. Hendriks joined Kenley Jansen (2017) as the only pitchers in MLB history to strike out 100+ batters with 7 or fewer walks.

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