Dennis Eckersley

Birthdate 10/3/1954
Death Date
Debut Year 1975
Year of Induction 2004
Teams Athletics, Cardinals, Cubs, Indians, Red Sox
Position Pitcher

Though his greatest success came as a closer, Dennis Eckersley started 361 games, pitched a no-hitter, had a 20-win season, and won 197 contests.

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In the collection:

Autoball contract signed a month before MLB debut

Autoball contract signed a month before MLB debut

The only pitcher with 100 saves and 100 complete games, Dennis Eckersley took an unconventional road to Cooperstown. In the collection is a twice-signed contract with the Autoball company, producers of souvenir baseballs with stamped facsimile signatures. The terms of the deal? The pitcher
Dennis Eckersley's first baseball card with the A's

Dennis Eckersley's first baseball card with the A's

With only three career saves to his credit before joining Tony LaRussa’s Oakland Athletics, Dennis Eckersley’s career was not on a Hall of Fame trajectory. Moving to the bullpen changed that. Shown here is his first card depicted as on Athletics player. Eck has signed in boldly in black

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"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"

~Jacques Barzun, 1954