Elroy Face ranks as one of the finest relief pitchers in history. He pitched 15 years for the Pittsburgh Pirates and five times had an ERA under 3.00 and once under 2.00. Relying mainly on a forkball, he stopped so many rallies in 1959 when his record was an unbelievable 18-1, the highest pct .947, in baseball history.
Roy Face ranks sixth in relief wins with 96, and was sixth in career saves with 193. He holds the NL record for most games finished with 574 and is tied with Walter Johnson with the most appearances for one team ( 802 ). Face stated this about his famous forkball, "it would come in hard and break anyway it wanted to, sometimes in, sometimes out, mostly down". Roy Face career 104-95, 1375 innings, ERA of 3.48. baseballhistorian.com