24 Facts About Zach Britton

1. Zach Britton owns a 3.21 ERA and has 142 saves in 331 career appearances.

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2. Zach Britton began the 2018 season on the disabled list after tearing his right Achilles tendon the previous December.

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3. Zach Britton revealed on Twitter on Thursday that he would be going by his "legal name 'Zack,'" and not his "stage name 'Zach'".

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4. Zach Britton throws a four-seam fastball at the same speed.

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5. Zach Britton signed a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year with the Yankees on January 11, 2019.

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6. Zach Britton made his 2018 debut on June 12, and recorded his first save on June 23.

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7. Zach Britton moved into sole possession of 2nd place for most consecutive saves converted.

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8. Zach Britton took sole possession of 2nd on the Orioles all-time list with his 123rd.

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9. Zach Britton tied former Orioles closer Jim Johnson for second most career saves in franchise history, with 122.

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10. Zach Britton tied Jose Valverde for fourth-most consecutive save opportunities converted with 51.

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11. Zach Britton became just the fifth pitcher in MLB history to convert at least 50 consecutive save opportunities.

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12. Zach Britton placed fourth in the AL Cy Young Award balloting, receiving five first place votes, while finishing 11th on the MVP ballot.

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13. Zach Britton was tied for 3rd in the American League for Saves.

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14. Zach Britton allowed a run and three hits in six innings.

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15. Zach Britton missed time recovering from a ruptured Achilles but posted a 3.10 ERA in 40.2 innings between the.

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16. The very next night, Zach Britton converted his third save of the season and 52nd in a row, tying him for third most all-time with Jeurys Familia.

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17. Zach Britton extended his streak to 29 games to close out the first half of the 2016 season after converting 27 consecutive saves before the All-Star break.

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18. Zach Britton pitched two-thirds scoreless innings in the game and he struck out one batter.

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19. On February 4, 2015 Zach Britton agreed to $3.2 million deal and avoided an arbitration hearing.

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20. Zach Britton would assume the role of Orioles' closer for the rest of the season, converting 37 of the 41 save opportunities presented to him, finishing the regular season with a 1.65 ERA.

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21. Zach Britton made the opening day roster for the 2014 Orioles season and picked up his first win of the year pitching in relief against the Red Sox on March 31.

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22. On March 26, 2012, Zach Britton was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left shoulder impingement.

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23. Zach Britton showcased his batting prowess during his first experience with interleague play.

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24. Zach Britton graduated from Weatherford High School in Texas and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the third round of the 2006 MLB draft.

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