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Full Name: Dennis Lee Eckersley Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/190 First Game: April 12, 1975
Birthdate: October 3, 1954 Final Game: September 26, 1998
Birthplace: Oakland, California MLB Experience: 24 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004


Biography

Born on October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California, Dennis Eckersley (Dennis Lee Eckersley) played for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals over the course of his 24 year career. Eckersley broke into the bigs on April 12, 1975 with the Cleveland Indians, and put up a 2.60 ERA in 186.2 innings pitched in 1975, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Dennis Eckersley's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1992, when he posted a 1.91 ERA, notched 51 saves and struck out 93 batters. However, others believe that it was 1990, when he posted a .61 ERA, notched 48 saves and struck out 73 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1975 CLE A 34 24 13 7 2.60 152 61 54 6 2 2 186.2 147 16 90 8 4 7
1976 CLE A 36 30 13 12 3.43 200 82 76 9 3 1 199.1 155 13 78 2 6 5
1977 CLE A 33 33 14 13 3.53 191 100 97 12 3 0 247.1 214 31 54 11 3 7
1978 BOS A 35 35 20 8 2.99 162 99 89 16 3 0 268.1 258 30 71 8 3 7
1979 BOS A 33 33 17 10 2.99 150 89 82 17 2 0 246.2 234 29 59 4 1 6
1980 BOS A 30 30 12 14 4.28 121 101 94 8 0 0 197.2 188 25 44 7 0 2
1981 BOS A 23 23 9 8 4.27 79 82 73 8 2 0 154 160 9 35 2 0 3
1982 BOS A 33 33 13 13 3.73 127 101 93 11 3 0 224.1 228 31 43 3 1 2
1983 BOS A 28 28 9 13 5.61 77 119 110 2 0 0 176.1 223 27 39 4 1 6
1984 CHI N 24 24 10 8 3.03 81 59 54 2 0 0 160.1 152 11 36 7 1 4
1984 BOS A 9 9 4 4 5.01 33 38 36 2 0 0 64.2 71 10 13 2 2 1
1984 Total 33 33 14 12 3.60 114 97 90 4 0 0 225 223 21 49 9 3 5
1985 CHI N 25 25 11 7 3.08 117 61 58 6 2 0 169.1 145 15 19 4 0 3
1986 CHI N 33 32 6 11 4.57 137 109 102 1 0 0 201 226 21 43 3 2 3
1987 OAK A 54 2 6 8 3.03 113 41 39 0 0 16 115.2 99 11 17 3 1 3
1988 OAK A 60 0 4 2 2.35 70 20 19 0 0 45 72.2 52 5 11 2 0 1
1989 OAK A 51 0 4 0 1.56 55 10 10 0 0 33 57.2 32 5 3 0 0 1
1990 OAK A 63 0 4 2 .61 73 9 5 0 0 48 73.1 41 2 4 1 0 0
1991 OAK A 67 0 5 4 2.96 87 26 25 0 0 43 76 60 11 9 3 1 1
1992 OAK A 69 0 7 1 1.91 93 17 17 0 0 51 80 62 5 11 6 0 1
1993 OAK A 64 0 2 4 4.16 80 32 31 0 0 36 67 67 7 13 4 0 2
1994 OAK A 45 0 5 4 4.26 47 26 21 0 0 19 44.1 49 5 13 2 0 1
1995 OAK A 52 0 4 6 4.83 40 29 27 0 0 29 50.1 53 5 11 0 0 1
1996 STL N 63 0 0 6 3.30 49 26 22 0 0 30 60 65 8 6 2 0 4
1997 STL N 57 0 1 5 3.91 45 24 23 0 0 36 53 49 9 8 0 2 2
1998 BOS A 50 0 4 1 4.76 22 21 21 0 0 1 39.2 46 6 8 3 0 2
Total NL 202 81 28 37 3.62 429 279 259 9 2 66 643.2 637 64 112 16 5 16
Total AL 869 280 169 134 3.47 1972 1103 1019 91 18 324 2642 2439 283 626 75 23 59
Total 1071 361 197 171 3.50 2401 1382 1278 100 20 390 3285.2 3076 347 738 91 28 75

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1975 CLE A P 34 24 186.2 7 12 1 0 0 3 20 3 0 .950
1976 CLE A P 36 30 199.1 9 20 1 1 0 1 38 7 1 .967
1977 CLE A P 33 33 247.1 6 22 2 1 0 0 34 1 0 .933
1977 CLE A DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1978 BOS A P 35 35 268.1 19 29 0 1 0 2 26 5 0 1.000
1979 BOS A P 33 33 246.2 12 42 6 3 0 1 31 4 4 .900
1980 BOS A P 30 30 197.2 10 24 3 0 0 0 25 3 0 .919
1981 BOS A P 23 23 154 12 19 1 1 0 0 23 4 1 .969
1982 BOS A P 33 33 224.1 21 21 1 2 0 3 20 5 0 .977
1983 BOS A P 28 28 176.1 19 18 1 0 0 0 18 8 0 .974
1984 CHI N P 24 24 160.1 16 27 4 1 0 1 24 4 1 .915
1984 BOS A P 9 9 64.2 11 11 1 2 0 0 10 4 0 .957
1984 Total P 33 33 225 27 38 5 3 0 1 34 8 1 .929
1985 CHI N P 25 25 169.1 10 26 3 1 0 2 13 8 4 .923
1986 CHI N P 33 32 201 16 28 3 3 0 0 16 8 3 .936
1987 OAK A P 54 2 115.2 4 13 1 0 0 2 9 1 0 .944
1988 OAK A P 60 0 72.2 7 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1.000
1989 OAK A P 51 0 57.2 4 4 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1.000
1990 OAK A P 63 0 73.1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.000
1991 OAK A P 67 0 76 6 9 0 0 0 1 8 1 1 1.000
1992 OAK A P 69 0 80 3 10 0 1 0 0 9 1 0 1.000
1993 OAK A P 64 0 67 0 5 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 1.000
1994 OAK A P 45 0 44.1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1.000
1995 OAK A P 52 0 50.1 3 5 1 2 0 0 9 1 0 .889
1996 STL N P 63 0 60 3 6 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 .900
1997 STL N P 57 0 53 3 5 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 1.000
1998 BOS A P 50 0 39.2 2 4 1 0 0 2 12 1 0 .857
Total DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total P 1071 361 3285.2 208 365 31 20 0 18 380 78 15 .949

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1975 CLE A 34 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CLE A 36 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CLE A 34 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 BOS A 35 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 BOS A 33 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 BOS A 30 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 BOS A 23 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 BOS A 33 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 BOS A 28 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CHI N 24 55 1 6 0 1 .109 .125 .109 0 0 1 25 0 1 0 0 1
1984 BOS A 9 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 Total 33 55 1 6 0 1 .109 .125 .109 0 0 1 25 0 1 0 0 1
1985 CHI N 26 56 1 7 1 1 .125 .222 .179 0 0 7 25 0 2 0 0 0
1986 CHI N 33 69 7 11 2 10 .159 .169 .290 3 0 1 34 0 2 0 0 0
1987 OAK A 54 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 OAK A 60 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 OAK A 51 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 OAK A 63 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 OAK A 67 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 OAK A 69 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 OAK A 64 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 OAK A 45 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 OAK A 52 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 STL N 63 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 STL N 57 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 BOS A 50 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 203 181 9 24 3 12 .133 .173 .199 3 0 9 84 0 5 0 0 1
Total AL 870 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1073 181 9 24 3 12 .133 .173 .199 3 0 9 84 0 5 0 0 1

Transactions

  • Selected by Cleveland Indians in the 3rd round of the free-agent draft (June 6, 1972 - signed June 12, 1972).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians with Fred Kendall to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Rick Wise, Mike Paxton, Ted Cox and Bo Diaz (March 30, 1978).
  • Traded by Boston Red Sox with Mike Brumley to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Bill Buckner (May 25, 1984).
  • Granted free agency (November 8, 1984).
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs (November 28, 1984).
  • Traded by Chicago Cubs with Dan Rohn to Oakland Athletics in exchange for Dave Wilder, Brian Guinn and Mark Leonette (April 3, 1987).
  • Granted free agency (October 25, 1994).
  • Signed by Oakland Athletics (April 3, 1995).
  • Traded by Oakland Athletics to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Steve Montgomery (February 13, 1996).
  • Granted free agency (October 29, 1997).
  • Signed by Boston Red Sox (December 9, 1997).
  • Granted free agency (November 3, 1998).

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