A pitcher gets credit for a Win. Won/Loss record for a pitcher is a key baseball stat. 15+ win Pitchers are a premium. 20+ win are elite. Relief Pitchers who lose a lead (and the chance for a save) but continue to pitch and gain a victory are also elite. They have the confidence of their team to overcome adversity. Complete Games is a wildcard stat. The Hockey equivalent is Shut Outs for goalies. There is no equivalent stat in Basketball afaik. Saves are tricky. Save (sport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) This is mostly a reliever (relief pitcher) stat.