Dennis Eckersley

Dennis Lee Eckersley (Eck)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 3, 1954 in Oakland, CA
High School: Washington Union HS (Fremont, CA)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 1972. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1975 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/RedSox/Cardinals/Indians/Cubs 1975-1998
Agents: Ed Keating [*]
Final Game: September 26, 1998 (Age 43)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2004 (421/506 ballots).
   View Dennis Eckersley Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1975 CLE AL 20 P 34 24 6 186.2 20 7 12 1 0 .950 0.92 0.56 .940 1.87 1.86 20 3 13% 38% 0
1976 CLE AL 21 P 36 30 9 199.1 30 9 20 1 1 .967 1.31 0.81 .950 1.87 1.88 38 7 16% 34% 1
1977 CLE AL 22 P 33 33 12 247.1 30 6 22 2 1 .933 1.02 0.85 .948 1.95 1.93 34 1 3% 39% 0 AS
1977 CLE AL 22 DH 1 0 AS
1978 BOS AL 23 P 35 35 16 268.1 48 19 29 0 1 1.000 1.61 1.37 .954 1.90 1.88 26 5 16% 38% 0 CYA-4,MVP-31
1979 BOS AL 24 P 33 33 17 246.2 60 12 42 6 3 .900 1.97 1.64 .949 1.92 1.89 31 4 11% 36% 4 CYA-7
1980 BOS AL 25 P 30 30 8 197.2 37 10 24 3 0 .919 1.55 1.13 .957 1.85 1.85 25 3 11% 35% 0
1981 BOS AL 26 P 23 23 8 154.0 32 12 19 1 1 .969 1.81 1.35 .963 1.98 1.98 23 4 15% 38% 1
1982 BOS AL 27 P 33 33 11 224.1 43 21 21 1 2 .977 1.68 1.27 .958 1.80 1.80 20 5 20% 36% 0 AS
1983 BOS AL 28 P 28 28 2 176.1 38 19 18 1 0 .974 1.89 1.32 .958 1.80 1.78 18 8 31% 33% 0
1984 TOT MLB 29 P 33 33 4 225.0 70 27 38 5 3 .929 2.60 1.97 .955 1.86 1.85 34 8 19% 33% 1
1984 BOS AL 29 P 9 9 2 64.2 23 11 11 1 2 .957 3.06 2.44 .958 1.80 1.78 10 4 29% 36% 0
1984 CHC NL 29 P 24 24 2 160.1 47 16 27 4 1 .915 2.41 1.79 .954 1.88 1.87 24 4 14% 31% 1
1985 CHC NL 30 P 25 25 6 169.1 39 10 26 3 1 .923 1.91 1.44 .953 1.92 1.92 13 8 38% 30% 4
1986 CHC NL 31 P 33 32 1 201.0 47 16 28 3 3 .936 1.97 1.33 .955 1.94 1.94 16 8 33% 32% 3
1987 OAK AL 32 P 54 2 0 115.2 18 4 13 1 0 .944 1.32 0.31 .955 1.84 1.82 9 1 10% 31% 0
1988 OAK AL 33 P 60 0 0 72.2 10 7 3 0 0 1.000 1.24 0.17 .961 1.78 1.77 3 1 25% 31% 0 AS,CYA-2,MVP-5
1989 OAK AL 34 P 51 0 0 57.2 8 4 4 0 1 1.000 1.25 0.16 .960 1.87 1.85 3 0 0% 31% 0 CYA-6,MVP-5
1990 OAK AL 35 P 63 0 0 73.1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0.49 0.06 .952 1.78 1.76 1 2 67% 34% 0 AS,CYA-5,MVP-6
1991 OAK AL 36 P 67 0 0 76.0 15 6 9 0 0 1.000 1.78 0.22 .956 1.80 1.80 8 1 11% 34% 1 AS
1992 OAK AL 37 P 69 0 0 80.0 13 3 10 0 1 1.000 1.46 0.19 .953 1.72 1.71 9 1 10% 34% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1993 OAK AL 38 P 64 0 0 67.0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 0.67 0.08 .952 1.79 1.78 12 2 14% 36% 0
1994 OAK AL 39 P 45 0 0 44.1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0.61 0.07 .957 1.73 1.71 4 1 20% 31% 0
1995 OAK AL 40 P 52 0 0 50.1 9 3 5 1 2 .889 1.43 0.15 .960 1.79 1.77 9 1 10% 31% 0
1996 STL NL 41 P 63 0 0 60.0 10 3 6 1 0 .900 1.35 0.14 .954 1.85 1.83 6 1 14% 28% 0
1997 STL NL 42 P 57 0 0 53.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.36 0.14 .952 1.85 1.84 6 2 25% 32% 0
1998 BOS AL 43 P 50 0 0 39.2 7 2 4 1 0 .857 1.36 0.12 .959 1.79 1.76 12 1 8% 31% 0
24 Seasons P 1071 361 100 3285.2 604 208 365 31 20 .949 1.57 0.54 .954 1.87 1.82 380 78 17% 34% 15
24 Seasons TOT 1071 361 100 3285.2 604 208 365 31 20 .949 1.57 0.54 .954 1.87 1.82 380 78 17% 34% 15
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1975 CLE AL 20 P
1976 CLE AL 21 P
1977 CLE AL 22 P
1978 BOS AL 23 P
1979 BOS AL 24 P
1980 BOS AL 25 P
1981 BOS AL 26 P
1982 BOS AL 27 P
1983 BOS AL 28 P
1984 BOS AL 29 P
1984 CHC NL 29 P
1985 CHC NL 30 P
1986 CHC NL 31 P
1987 OAK AL 32 P
1988 OAK AL 33 P
1989 OAK AL 34 P
1990 OAK AL 35 P
1991 OAK AL 36 P
1992 OAK AL 37 P
1993 OAK AL 38 P
1994 OAK AL 39 P
1995 OAK AL 40 P
1996 STL NL 41 P
1997 STL NL 42 P
1998 BOS AL 43 P
24 Seasons P
24 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1975 CLE AL 20 34 24 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CLE AL 21 36 30 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CLE AL 22 34 33 1 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1978 BOS AL 23 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 BOS AL 24 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 BOS AL 25 30 30 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 BOS AL 26 23 23 0 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 BOS AL 27 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 BOS AL 28 28 28 0 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CHC NL 29 24 24 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 BOS AL 29 9 9 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CHC NL 30 26 25 26 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 CHC NL 31 33 32 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 OAK AL 32 54 2 1 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 OAK AL 33 60 0 0 60 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 OAK AL 34 51 0 1 51 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 OAK AL 35 63 0 2 63 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 OAK AL 36 67 0 3 67 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 OAK AL 37 69 0 0 69 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 OAK AL 38 64 0 2 64 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 OAK AL 39 45 0 4 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 OAK AL 40 52 0 4 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 STL NL 41 63 0 63 63 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 STL NL 42 57 0 54 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 BOS AL 43 50 0 0 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Seasons 1073 361 218 1071 1071 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1975 CLE AL 20 794 73% 17% 12 100% 0 7 0 4 12 11 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1976 CLE AL 21 821 72% 16% 23 96% 0 9 2 5 20 18 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 8 88%
1977 CLE AL 22 1006 79% 16% 26 92% 0 6 1 4 22 20 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 75%
1978 BOS AL 23 1121 82% 23% 36 97% 0 19 5 12 29 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 9 89%
1979 BOS AL 24 1018 83% 21% 40 93% 0 13 0 11 42 31 5 6 0 1 5 2 3 3 3 0 8 75%
1980 BOS AL 25 818 83% 22% 26 96% 0 10 2 8 24 19 2 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1981 BOS AL 26 649 86% 24% 23 100% 0 12 2 7 20 14 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 2 100%
1982 BOS AL 27 926 85% 23% 26 92% 0 20 1 16 21 20 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 80%
1983 BOS AL 28 787 88% 22% 22 95% 0 19 2 16 18 12 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1984 CHC NL 29 662 87% 23% 33 88% 0 15 0 10 27 23 1 4 0 4 0 4 1 0 1 0 5 80%
1984 BOS AL 29 270 89% 25% 12 92% 0 11 1 9 10 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0%
1985 CHC NL 30 664 83% 24% 27 93% 0 10 2 7 26 19 3 3 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 7 100%
1986 CHC NL 31 862 83% 23% 30 90% 0 17 2 13 27 19 2 3 0 1 2 1 3 2 3 0 8 63%
1987 OAK AL 32 460 75% 27% 13 100% 0 4 0 4 14 10 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1988 OAK AL 33 279 73% 27% 4 100% 0 7 1 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 OAK AL 34 206 72% 25% 5 80% 0 4 0 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
1990 OAK AL 35 262 72% 23% 2 50% 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1991 OAK AL 36 299 72% 20% 9 100% 0 6 0 5 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1992 OAK AL 37 309 70% 20% 10 100% 0 3 0 3 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1993 OAK AL 38 276 69% 18% 5 100% 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1994 OAK AL 39 193 73% 23% 2 50% 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 OAK AL 40 212 82% 28% 5 100% 0 3 0 3 5 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0
1996 STL NL 41 251 79% 28% 10 70% 0 3 1 2 6 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 50%
1997 STL NL 42 218 80% 24% 5 100% 0 3 0 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1998 BOS AL 43 171 89% 30% 5 80% 0 2 0 2 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Seasons 13534 80% 22% 411 93% 0 208 22 159 365 288 27 31 2 12 17 13 19 13 16 3 76 83%
MLB Averages 80% 30% 90% 87%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2004 BBWAA (83.2%)
Selected to HOF in 2004 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1978 AL (31, 1%)
1988 AL (5, 40%)
1989 AL (5, 30%)
1990 AL (6, 28%)
1992 AL (1, 78%)
1 MVP
1.78 Career Shares (117th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1978 AL (4, 7%)
1979 AL (7, 1%)
1988 AL (2, 37%)
1989 AL (6, 2%)
1990 AL (5, 1%)
1992 AL (1, 76%)
1 Cy Young
1.24 Career Shares (43rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
Career  1,071 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
Career  208 (95th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1979 AL  6 (2nd)
1984 NL  4 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1978 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1993 AL  born 1954-10-03 (10th)
1994 AL  born 1954-10-03 (6th)
1995 AL  born 1954-10-03 (4th)
1996 NL  born 1954-10-03 (3rd)
1997 NL  born 1954-10-03 (2nd)
1998 AL  born 1954-10-03 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1975 AL  born 1954-10-03 (6th)

             

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