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Dennis EckersleyTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1972-1998 MLB Years: 1975-1998
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Drafted
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-1071Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDennis Lee Eckersley
Height6-2Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 3,1954 [64.047]PlaceOakland,California
High SchoolWashington (Fremont,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (50th overall) of the 1972 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutApril 12,1975 [20.191]
OrganizationsOAK [9] BOS [8] CLE [6] CHN [3] SLN [2] Awards7Awards Voting11-869
TBC Player ID11039Retrosheet IDecked001MLBAM ID113726
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Player Notes:   Sidearm thrower ... Opening day starter for Cleveland Indians in 1976-1977 and Boston Red Sox in 1979-1983 ... Threw a no-hitter on May 30,1977 against the California Angels ... Elected to Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004 ... The Oakland Athletics retired his #43 on August 13, 2005
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts74Walks90Hittable64SO/BB94vsPower64Hitting7Durability83Team.530Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1972nullA+--ST17554.8012120310075.0874640033560001.6010.44--3.966.721.70.500-
1973nullA+--ST181283.653131011500202.018297820912180001.358.11--4.059.712.40.600-
1974nullAA--ST191433.402323010200167.014166630601630001.207.60--3.238.782.72.824-
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37S/R201372.603424106252186.2147615416901524201.277.090.774.347.331.69.6503.52
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37ST2113123.43363069331199.0155827613782006101.177.000.593.529.032.56.5202.65
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37ST2214133.533333012300247.02141009731541913001.087.791.131.966.953.54.5193.48
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBbos43ST232082.993535016300268.0258998930711623001.238.651.012.385.432.28.7143.62
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos43ST2417102.993333017200246.2234898229591501101.198.541.062.155.472.54.6303.76
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBbos43ST2512144.28303008000197.21881019425441210001.178.561.142.005.512.75.4623.84
1981Boston Red SoxALMLBbos43ST26984.27232308200154.01608273935790001.279.350.532.054.622.26.5293.02
1982Boston Red SoxALMLBbos43ST2713133.733333011300224.02281019331431271001.219.151.241.735.102.95.5003.96
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos43ST289135.61282802000176.02231191102739771001.4911.381.381.993.931.97.4094.54
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos43ST29445.01990200064.27138361013332001.309.881.391.814.592.54.5004.36
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn43ST291083.03242402000160.015259541136811201.178.530.622.024.552.25.5563.32
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn43ST301173.08252506200169.0145615815191170300.977.710.801.016.226.16.6112.79
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn43ST316114.57333211000201.022610910221431372501.3410.120.941.936.133.19.3533.41
1987Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak43R/CL32683.0354252003316115.299413911171131001.007.700.861.328.796.65.4292.59
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak43CL33422.356006000534572.2522019511700200.876.440.621.368.676.36.6672.19
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak43CL34401.565105100463357.232101053550000.614.990.780.478.5818.331.0002.14
1990Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak43CL35420.616306300614873.0419524730000.615.030.250.498.9618.25.6671.34
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak43CL36542.966706700594376.0602625119871000.917.111.301.0710.309.67.5562.80
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak43CL37711.916906900655180.0621717511930000.916.980.561.2410.468.45.8751.68
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak43CL38244.166406400523667.0673231713800001.199.000.941.7510.756.15.3332.54
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak43R/CL39544.264504500391944.0492621513470001.409.951.022.649.543.62.5563.36
1995Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak43CL40464.835205200482950.0532927511400001.279.480.891.977.153.64.4003.46
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln43CL41063.306306300533060.065262286490001.189.751.200.907.358.17.0003.57
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln43CL42153.915705700473653.049242398452001.088.321.531.367.645.63.1674.07
1998Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-Rel43004.5020200002.02111020001.009.004.50--9.000.00--
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos43Rel43414.76500500013139.246212168220001.3610.441.361.824.992.75.8004.60
MLB Totals - 24 Season(s)Filter1971713.501071361710100205773903279.23076138212783477382401281601.168.430.952.026.583.25.5350.59
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter31163.756866224800446.041221018611844390001.348.310.023.718.862.39.660-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter004.5020200002.02111020001.009.004.50--9.000.00--
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1433.402323010200167.014166630601630001.207.60--3.238.782.72.824-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17133.964343014600277.026914312201242740001.428.74--4.038.902.21.567-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter41312.74525252300456320634.051521019456926582200.957.280.791.309.307.15.569-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter88713.922411915064101311369.214086505981673127718101.259.241.102.055.062.47.553-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1113.5812001200010066113.011450451714942001.139.081.351.127.496.71.083-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter40323.23103871627883632.05162432276022254313301.177.330.853.157.722.45.556-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter27263.63828119200530.2523229214479833531001.178.870.801.665.683.42.509-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.50722448713926220.0206938623491612101.168.430.952.026.583.25.5420.59
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1583.753433112400220.0203104920912170001.348.310.023.718.862.39.652-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn43p2924551600010012501001.109.125.109.2346057.200.000.018.1101.7543.8625.000.000.000.00
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn43p3026561700110072502000.125.222.179.40110165.200.054.179.19710.7738.463.571.5456.0014.29
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn43p313369711302100013402100.159.169.290.45920573.265.131.145.1991.3746.5834.002.7434.5045.45
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln43p41631000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter146181924303120098405101.133.173.199.372366196.221.066.116.0004.5942.869.331.5360.3325.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter83180924303120098405101.133.174.200.374366195.223.067.117.0004.6243.089.331.5460.0025.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter631000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16220110273031300109306101.133.173.199.372407217.221.066.116.0004.5942.869.331.5360.3325.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20P34-1867121-2019.9500.560.10-----34100.021.4
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle21P36-199920113029.9670.810.15-----36100.022.6
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22P33-247622213028.9330.850.11-----33100.020.5
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23P35-2681929-148481.0001.370.18-----35100.021.5
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24P33-2461242636054.9001.640.22-----33100.020.6
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25P30-19710243-3734.9191.130.17-----30100.018.8
1981Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26P23-1541219113231.9691.350.20-----23100.021.3
1982Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27P33-2242121124342.9771.270.19-----33100.020.4
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28P28-17619181-3837.9741.320.21-----28100.017.3
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29P24-1601627414743.9151.790.27-----24100.014.9
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29P9-641111122322.9572.440.34-----9100.05.6
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30P25-1691026313936.9231.440.21-----2696.215.5
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31P33-2011628334744.9361.330.22-----33100.020.6
1987Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak32P54-1154131-1817.9440.310.15-----54100.033.3
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33P60-7273--10101.0000.170.14-----60100.037.0
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak34P51-5744-1881.0000.160.14-----51100.031.5
1990Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35P63-7331--441.0000.060.05-----63100.038.9
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak36P67-7669--15151.0000.220.20-----67100.041.4
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak37P69-80310-113131.0000.190.16-----69100.042.6
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38P64-67-5--551.0000.080.07-----64100.039.5
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak39P45-4421--331.0000.070.07-----45100.039.5
1995Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40P52-50351298.8890.150.16-----52100.036.1
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41P63-60361-109.9000.140.15-----63100.038.9
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42P57-5335--881.0000.140.15-----57100.035.2
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos43P50-39241-76.8570.120.15-----50100.030.9
MLB Totals for P - 24 season(s)-   P1071-32772083653120604573.9490.540.17-----10710.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2034----------
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2136----------
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2233----------
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2335----------
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2433----------
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2530----------
1981Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2623----------
1982Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2733----------
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2828----------
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2924----------
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos299----------
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3025----------
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3133----------
1987Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3254----------
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3360----------
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3451----------
1990Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3563----------
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3667----------
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3769----------
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3864----------
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3945----------
1995Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak4052----------
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4163----------
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4257----------
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos4350----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1984Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB29018.441005.1950001.7615.190.000.000.0000.00.000
1988Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB33000.004046.0102500.501.500.003.007.502.500.00.000
1988Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB330110.802001.2221202.5010.800.005.4010.802.000.00.000
1989Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB34001.594035.2410200.776.350.000.003.1800.00.000
1989Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB34000.002011.2000000.000.000.000.000.0000.00.000
1990Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB35000.003023.1200300.655.400.000.008.1000.00.000
1990Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB35016.752001.1310102.7320.250.000.006.7500.00.000
1992Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB37006.003013.0820202.6724.000.000.006.0000.00.000
1996St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB41000.003033.2300200.947.360.000.004.9100.00.000
1996St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB41100.003013.1200400.655.400.000.0010.8000.001.000
1998Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB43009.001001.0110101.009.000.000.009.0000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs001.9340400034.7401003000.867.710.000.005.7900.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 6 yrs112.70180180001126.726080216001.058.770.000.675.408.000.00.500
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs025.7960600014.7503013001.299.640.001.935.793.000.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB2912000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs12000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2002Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos47Broadcaster1629369.57410.52Grady Little-
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos48Broadcaster1629567.5866.02Grady LittleLost ALCS (Yankees)
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos49Broadcaster1629864.6053.02Terry FranconaWon World Series (Cardinals)
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos50Broadcaster1629567.586--1Terry FranconaLost ALDS (Red Sox)
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos51Broadcaster1628676.53111.03Terry Francona
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos52Broadcaster1629666.593--1Terry FranconaWon World Series (Colorado)
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos53Broadcaster1629567.5862.02Terry FranconaLost in ALCS (Tampa Bay)
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos54Broadcaster1629567.5868.02Terry FranconaLost in ALDS (LA Angels)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1977American League Player of the Week (May 30-June 5)1
1985National League Player of the Week (April 15-April 21)1
1988AL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year ... ALCS Most Valuable Player2
1992AL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year ... American League Cy Young Award ... American League Most Valuable Player3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1998-11-03Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-12-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1997-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-02-13TradeTraded by Athletics to Cardinals for Steve Montgomery. 
1995-04-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1994-10-25Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1987-04-03TradeTraded by Cubs with Dan Rohn to Athletics for Mark Leonette, Brian Guinn and Dave Wilder. 
1984-11-28ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1984-11-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-05-25TradeTraded by Red Sox with Mike Brumley to Cubs for Bill Buckner. 
1978-03-30TradeTraded by Indians with Fred Kendall to Red Sox for Bo Diaz, Ted Cox, Mike Paxton and Rick Wise. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Chicago CubsTeam Payroll30750,000-97684++370,78060,000750,000
1986Chicago CubsTeam Payroll31783,333-120984++386,34760,0001,533,333
1987Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll32833,333-94587++344,90660,0002,366,666
1988Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll33650,000-173576++392,10762,5003,016,666
1989Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll341,062,500-97889++429,80262,5004,079,166
1990Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll35787,500-2031372++515,727100,0004,866,666
1991Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll363,000,000-32596++742,231100,0007,866,666
1992Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll373,150,000-62793++962,245109,00011,016,666
1993Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll383,800,000-48395++968,431109,00014,816,666
1994Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll393,800,000-47395++957,101109,00018,616,666
1995Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll402,861,113-124787++999,520109,00021,477,779
1996St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll412,250,000-141985++957,870109,00023,727,779
1997St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll421,625,000-2291375++1,182,177150,00025,352,779
1998Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll431,500,000-2531372++1,276,192170,00026,852,779
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red