Elroy Face is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher. During a 17-year baseball career, he pitched from 1953 to 1969, primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A pioneer of modern relief pitching, he was the archetype of what came to be known as the closer, and the National League's greatest reliever until the late 1960s, setting numerous league records during his career. Elroy Face signed Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Licensed 8x10 Photo. Certificate of Authenticity from Athlon Sports Collectibles.