Many baseball fans might not realize it, but left-handed relief pitchers have always been a hot commodity. Whether its to secure a lefty specialist role or bring the heat from another angle, southpaw relievers have played a vital role on many successful teams, and some have put up intriguing career numbers.

Back in June 1994, New York Mets closer John Franco recorded his 253rd career save to lead all left-handed relievers in career saves. A lot has changed in 16 years, and many lefty relievers have left a mark on baseball between then and now, and even beforehand.

To honor John Franco and the many dominant left-handed relievers in MLB history, here are the top 10 left-handed relievers of all-time.

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