MLB relief pitcher who was named to 6 All-Star teams from 2004 to 2013, mostly while pitching for the Minnesota Twins; joined the 300-save club in April, 2013.
He ran track and played basketball and baseball at Pine Bush High School in New York.
He became the Twins' all-time and single season saves leader.
He married Lisa Lemoncelli, with whom he had a son in 2004 and a daughter in 2007.
He played alongside star catcher Joe Mauer on the Minnesota Twins.