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Introducing the Jerome Holtzman Award

The game's greatest relievers deserve a major award they can call their own

Updated: January 23, 2010, 1:22 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Once again last season, one of the most dominating pitchers -- and one of the biggest difference-makers -- of modern times didn't win a single major award.

Not a Cy Young. Not an MVP. Not a Nobel Prize. Not even a People's Choice Award.

But then, that's nothing new for Mariano Rivera. He may be directly responsible for putting five World Series rings on the fingers of his good friends, Derek Jeter and George M. Steinbrenner 3rd. But clearly, baseball seems incapable of finding an award ...

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