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The Delivery Man of the Year Award was given to the most outstanding relief pitcher in Major League Baseball at the end of each season. It was first awarded in 2005 and was discontinued after the 2013 season, with the introduction in 2014 of the Mariano Rivera Award and of the Trevor Hoffman Award. It was presented by DHL International GmbH, a shipping company.

The award was selected by a fan vote at the league's website. The ballot of 15 relievers was created by a "Yellow Ribbon" panel of experts including Hall of Fame pitcher Bruce Sutter; Lou Piniella, former manager and player; Mike Bauman, a columnist for MLB.com; Jerome Holtzman, the official MLB Historian; and Bob Watson, Vice President of On-Field Operations.

The Award suffered from competition from the more prominent Rolaids Relief Award, which was discontinued after its 2012 edition as MLB worked to create a more prominent award that would be the equivalent for relievers of the Cy Young Award.

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[edit] Award Winners

BOLD indicates winner

[edit] 2005

Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
Chad Cordero Washington Nationals (NL) 47 (54)
Dustin Hermanson Chicago White Sox (AL) 34 (39)
Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres (NL) 43 (46)
Jason Isringhausen St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 39 (43)
Todd Jones Florida Marlins (NL) 40 (45)
Brad Lidge Houston Astros (NL) 42 (46)
Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins (AL) 43 (48)
Mariano Rivera New York Yankees (AL) 43 (47)
Mike Timlin Boston Red Sox (AL) 13 (20)
Bob Wickman Cleveland Indians (AL) 46 (50)

[edit] 2006

Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres (NL) 46 (51)
Bobby Jenks Chicago White Sox (AL) 41 (45)
Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins (AL) 36 (38)
Jonathan Papelbon Boston Red Sox (AL) 35 (41)
J.J. Putz Seattle Mariners (AL) 36 (43)
Mariano Rivera New York Yankees (AL) 34 (37)
Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL) 47 (51)
B.J. Ryan Toronto Blue Jays (AL) 38 (42)
Billy Wagner New York Mets (NL) 40 (45)
Joel Zumaya Detroit Tigers (AL) 1 (6)

[edit] 2007

Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
Francisco Cordero Milawukee Brewers (NL) 44 (51)
Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres (NL) 42 (49)
Jason Isringhausen St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 32 (34)
Bobby Jenks Chicago White Sox (AL) 40 (46)
Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins (AL) 37 (41)
Jonathan Papelbon Boston Red Sox (AL) 37 (40)
J.J. Putz Seattle Mariners (AL) 40 (42)
Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL) 40 (46)
Takashi Saito Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) 39 (43)
Jose Valverde Arizona Diamondbacks (NL) 47 (54)

[edit] 2008

Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
Brian Fuentes Colorado Rockies (NL) 30 (34)
Bobby Jenks Chicago White Sox (AL) 30 (34)
Brad Lidge Philadelphia Phillies (NL) 41 (41)
Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins (AL) 39 (45)
Jonathan Papelbon Boston Red Sox (AL) 41 (46)
Mariano Rivera New York Yankees (AL) 39 (40)
Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL) 62 (69)
B.J. Ryan Toronto Blue Jays (AL) 32 (36)
Joakim Soria Kansas City Royals (AL) 42 (45)
Brad Ziegler Oakland A's (AL) 11 (13)

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