Although the save would not become an official stat until 1969, The Sporting News began awarding the Fireman of the Year to relievers based on a combined total of saves and relief wins.
In 1962 the winner was Red Sox rookie, Dick Radatz. Radatz had 9 wins and 24 saves in 1962 and was tied for 3rd in Rookie of the Year voting.
In 1962 Marshall Bridges had 8 wins and 18 save for the Bronx Bombers. Despite playing 7 years of Major League ball on 4 different teams, Marshall never appeared on a Topps baseball card.
Rounding out the top 5 relievers for 1962 were Terry Fox, Hoyt Wilhelm and Gary Bell.