Eckersley, Dennis

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Eckersley, Dennis Gender: M
Dennis Lee Eckersley
born on 3 October 1954 at 06:15 (= 06:15 AM )
Place Oakland, California, 37n48, 122w16
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 09°50' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°33 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 10°47'

Dennis Eckersley
photo: Rubenstein, license cc-by-2.0


American baseball played, a right-handed pitcher who played with the Cleveland Indians (1975–1977), Boston Red Sox (1978–1984, 1998), Chicago Cubs (1984–1986), Oakland Athletics (1987–1995), and St. Louis Cardinals (1996–1997).

He pitched in the Division Series in 1996, has pitched in six Championship Series Games, three World Series Games and six All-Star Games. After attending Washington College in Fremont, CA., he was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of free-agent draft picks 6/06/1972. Eckersley has played for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals and re-signed with the Boston Red Sox 12/09/1997. He was placed on the disabled list in 1985, 1989 and 1996.

He holds the A.L. career record for the most saves-323; most consecutive errorless games by a pitcher-470, pitched three one-hit complete-game victories, but also led the N.L. in 1974 for the highest amount of hit batsmen, 10, and the A.L. with 30 home runs allowed in 1978. Eckersley has been honored with the A.L. Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1975, A.L. Most Valuable Player of the Year in 1992 and the A.L. Cy Young Award also in 1992. Eckersley also holds the all-time record for most games pitched, 525, and the most saves, 320. At 6' 2", 195 lbs., throws right, bats right and has played for the National League for five years and the American League for 19 years as of 1998.

Eck was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 25, 2004 in a ceremony that began at 1:30 PM in Cooperstown, NY.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Gant, Ron (born 2 March 1965). Notes: St. Louis Cardinals teammates, 1996-1997
  • associate relationship with Hassey, Ron (born 27 February 1953). Notes: Oakland Athletics teammates, 1988-1990
  • associate relationship with Howitt, Dann (born 13 February 1964). Notes: Oakland Athletics teammates, 1989-1992
  • business associate/partner relationship with McGwire, Mark (born 1 October 1963). Notes: Team mates with the Oakland Athletics


  • Work : Contracts, agreements 6 June 1972 (Signed with the Cleveland Indians)
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  • Work : Prize 1975 (American League Rookie Pitcher of the Year)
  • Work : New Job 12 April 1975 at 2:30 PM in Milwaukee (Major League Baseball debut)
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  • Health : Job related injury 1985 (Disabled list)
  • Health : Job related injury 1989 (Disabled list)
  • Work : Prize 28 October 1989 in San Francisco (Won the World Series with the Oakland Athletics)
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  • Work : Prize 1992 (American League Most Valuable Player of the Year)
  • Work : Prize 1992 (American League Cy Young Award)
  • Work : Gain social status 1996 (Pitched in the Division Series games)
  • Health : Job related injury 1996 (Disabled list)
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 9 December 1997 (Signed with the Boston Red Sox)
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  • Work : Retired 26 September 1998 at 1:05 PM in Boston (Final Major League Baseball game)
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  • Work : Prize 25 July 2004 (inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame)
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Source Notes

Sat Siri Khalsa quotes Robert Feldman, correspondence from Eckersley


  • Traits : Body : Handedness (Right)
  • Traits : Body : Size (6'2", 195 lbs.)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Job-Related Injury (Disabled list)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (24 + years)
  • Vocation : Sports : Baseball (Noted pro, pitcher)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Numerous)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Career record holder)