Dennis Eckersley

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  • Dennis Eckersley

Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954), nicknamed "Eck", is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher. Eckersley had success as a starter, but gained his greatest fame as a closer, becoming the first of only two pitchers in Major League history to have both a 20-win season and a 50-save season in a career (the other being John Smoltz).

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Filmography

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Acting Credits

2005
Fever Pitch (2005)
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2011
2011 National League Championship Series
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2009
With All Due Respect (TV Movie)
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2009
Prime 9 (2009) (TV Show)
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2008
2008 MLB All-Star Game (2008) (TV Movie)
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2008
2008 American League Championship Series
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2005
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2004
ESPN 25: Who's #1? (2004) (TV Show)
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2001
Beyond the Glory (2001) (TV Show)
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1999
ESPN SportsCentury (1999) (TV Show)
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1999
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1996
My Oh My!
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1993
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1992
1992 MLB All-Star Game (1992) (TV Movie)
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1991
1991 MLB All-Star Game (1991) (TV Movie)
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1990
Sunday Night Baseball (1990) (TV Show)
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1990
1990 MLB All-Star Game (1990) (TV Movie)
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1990
1990 World Series (1990) (TV Show)
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1988
1988 MLB All-Star Game (1988) (TV Movie)
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1988
The 1988 Oakland Athletics: A Bashing Success
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1987
Will to Win: The 1987 Oakland A's Highlights
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1982
1982 MLB All-Star Game (1982) (TV Movie)
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1977
1977 MLB All-Star Game (1977) (TV Movie)
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1976
Monday Night Baseball (1976) (TV Show)
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  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (22 October 1990)

Dating History

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Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Dennis Eckersley.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1975 CLE 13-7 2.60 34 24 6 2 2 186 147 61 54 90 152
1976 CLE 13-12 3.43 36 30 9 3 1 199 155 82 76 78 200
1977 CLE 14-13 3.53 33 33 12 3 0 247 214 100 97 54 191
1978 BOS 20-8 2.99 35 35 16 3 0 268 258 99 89 71 162
1979 BOS 17-10 2.99 33 33 17 2 0 246 234 89 82 59 150
1980 BOS 12-14 4.28 30 30 8 0 0 197 188 101 94 44 121
1981 BOS 9-8 4.27 23 23 8 2 0 154 160 82 73 35 79
1982 BOS 13-13 3.73 33 33 11 3 0 224 228 101 93 43 127
1983 BOS 9-13 5.61 28 28 2 0 0 176 223 119 110 39 77
1984 BOS 4-4 5.01 9 9 2 0 0 64 71 38 36 13 33
1984 CHC 10-8 3.03 24 24 2 0 0 160 152 59 54 36 81
1985 CHC 11-7 3.08 25 25 6 2 0 169 145 61 58 19 117
1986 CHC 6-11 4.57 33 32 1 0 0 201 226 109 102 43 137
1987 OAK 6-8 3.03 54 2 0 0 16 115 99 41 39 17 113
1988 OAK 4-2 2.35 60 0 0 0 45 72 52 20 19 11 70
1989 OAK 4-0 1.56 51 0 0 0 33 57 32 10 10 3 55
1990 OAK 4-2 0.61 63 0 0 0 48 73 41 9 5 4 73
1991 OAK 5-4 2.96 67 0 0 0 43 76 60 26 25 9 87
1992 OAK 7-1 1.91 69 0 0 0 51 80 62 17 17 11 93
1993 OAK 2-4 4.16 64 0 0 0 36 67 67 32 31 13 80
1994 OAK 5-4 4.26 45 0 0 0 19 44 49 26 21 13 47
1995 OAK 4-6 4.83 52 0 0 0 29 50 53 29 27 11 40
1996 STL 0-6 3.30 63 0 0 0 30 60 65 26 22 6 49
1997 STL 1-5 3.91 57 0 0 0 36 53 49 24 23 8 45
1998 BOS 4-1 4.76 50 0 0 0 1 39 46 21 21 8 22
Career 197-171 - 1071 361 100 20 390 - 3076 1382 1278 738 2401

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Dennis Eckersley.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1975 CLE 34 24 186 7 12 1 0 0.950
1976 CLE 36 30 199 9 20 1 1 0.967
1977 CLE 33 33 247 6 22 2 1 0.933
1978 BOS 35 35 268 19 29 0 1 1.000
1979 BOS 33 33 246 12 42 6 3 0.900
1980 BOS 30 30 197 10 24 3 0 0.919
1981 BOS 23 23 154 12 19 1 1 0.969
1982 BOS 33 33 224 21 21 1 2 0.977
1983 BOS 28 28 176 19 18 1 0 0.974
1984 BOS 9 9 64 11 11 1 2 0.957
1984 CHC 24 24 160 16 27 4 1 0.915
1985 CHC 25 25 169 10 26 3 1 0.923
1986 CHC 33 32 201 16 28 3 3 0.936
1987 OAK 54 2 115 4 13 1 0 0.944
1988 OAK 60 0 72 7 3 0 0 1.000
1989 OAK 51 0 57 4 4 0 1 1.000
1990 OAK 63 0 73 3 1 0 0 1.000
1991 OAK 67 0 76 6 9 0 0 1.000
1992 OAK 69 0 80 3 10 0 1 1.000
1993 OAK 64 0 67 0 5 0 0 1.000
1994 OAK 45 0 44 2 1 0 0 1.000
1995 OAK 52 0 50 3 5 1 2 0.889
1996 STL 63 0 60 3 6 1 0 0.900
1997 STL 57 0 53 3 5 0 0 1.000
1998 BOS 50 0 39 2 4 1 0 0.857
Career 1071 361 - 208 365 31 20 -

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Dennis Eckersley.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1975 CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1976 CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1977 CLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1978 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1979 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1980 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1981 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1982 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1983 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1984 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1984 CHC 24 55 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 25 0.109 0.125 0.109
1985 CHC 26 56 1 7 0 0 1 1 0 7 25 0.125 0.222 0.179
1986 CHC 33 69 7 11 3 0 2 10 0 1 34 0.159 0.169 0.290
1987 OAK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1988 OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1989 OAK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1990 OAK 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1991 OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1992 OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1993 OAK 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1994 OAK 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1995 OAK 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1996 STL 63 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
1997 STL 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1998 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
Career 218 181 9 24 3 0 3 12 0 9 84 - - -

First NameDennis
Middle NameLee
Last NameEckersley
Full Name at BirthDennis Lee Eckersley
Other NamesThe Eck
Eck
Age59
Date of BirthOctober 3, 1954
BirthplaceOakland, CA
Height6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight190 lbs (86.2 kg)
BuildAthletic
Hair ColorBrown - Light
Star SignLibra
SexualityStraight
ReligionChristian
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolWashington (Fremont, CA)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut12 April 1975
Last MLB Game26 September 1998
DraftDrafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft.
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2004 (421/506 ballots).
Claim to FameRed Sox, Oakland A`s

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