Francisco Rodriguez joined an elite group Tuesday night when he recorded the 400th save of his Major League career, becoming only the sixth pitcher to accomplish such a feat.
Rodriguez broke into the big leagues with the Los Angeles Angels in 2002.
"When I came here to the States to the big leagues, I was just a kid with a lot of dreams, but [it] never, not even crossed my mind," Rodriguez said of reaching the milestone. "One thing I want to make clear: I don't play for numbers. I play this game because I love it. I've got it in my veins, and that's the only thing that, honestly, I know how to do well. It had nothing to do with records or anything like that."
Rodriguez has 14 saves for the Detroit Tigers this season.
He joined Mariano Rivera (652), Trevor Hoffman (601), Lee Smith (478), Billy Wagner (422) and John Franco (424) as the only pitchers with 400 saves.