Dan Quisenberry joined the Kansas City Royals as a rookie relief pitcher in 1979, going 3-2, 3.15 ERA in 32 appearances. In 1980 he saved a league-leading 33 games. A submariner with one of the best sinker balls in history, Dan Quisenberry controlled his' game by relying on the batter to hit the ball on the ground. He allowed only 59 homers, appeared in 674 games without ever starting a single game.
Five times Dan Quisenberry led the AL in saves and three times in games appeared. He wasn't a short relief closer, instead he often pitched 3 to 4 innings. Ranking as one of the best relievers in baseball during the '80's, Quisenberry led the Royals to two World Series. From 1982 thru 1985, he led the league in saves, 35, 45, 44 and 37. Dan Quisenberry's control was so unerring that he walked only 162 batters in 1043 innings, an average of only 14 per/year. Dan Quisenberry's lifetime: 56-46, 2.76 ERA, 244 saves 379 Ks, 162 walks, 1064 hits, in 1043 innings. baseballhistorian.com