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Dennis Eckersley

Dennis Lee Eckersley (Eck) (twitter: @Eck43)

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

Born: October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California, United States
High School: Washington Union HS (Fremont, CA)

Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 3rd round of the 1972 MLB June Amateur Draft from Washington Union HS (Fremont, CA).

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1972 17 -4.2 Reno CALL A CLE 5 5 .500 4.80 5.52 12 12 3 1 0 75.0 87 46 40 6 33 1 56 6 0 3 1.600 10.4 0.7 4.0 6.7 1.70
1973 18 -3.5 Reno CALL A CLE 12 8 .600 3.65 4.32 31 31 11 5 0 202.0 182 97 82 15 91 3 218 6 0 12 1.351 8.1 0.7 4.1 9.7 2.40
1974 19 -3.3 San Antonio TL AA CLE 14 3 .824 3.40 3.56 23 23 10 2 0 167.0 141 66 63 14 60 4 163 10 0 6 1.204 7.6 0.8 3.2 8.8 2.72
1975 20 -8.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 13 7 .650 2.60 2.94 34 24 5 6 2 2 186.2 147 61 54 16 90 8 152 7 2 4 794 1.270 7.1 0.8 4.3 7.3 1.69
1976 21 -6.6 CLE AL MLB CLE 13 12 .520 3.43 3.70 36 30 3 9 3 1 199.1 155 82 76 13 78 2 200 5 1 6 821 1.169 7.0 0.6 3.5 9.0 2.56
1977 22 -5.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 14 13 .519 3.53 3.64 33 33 0 12 3 0 247.1 214 100 97 31 54 11 191 7 0 3 1006 1.084 7.8 1.1 2.0 7.0 3.54
1978 23 -4.2 BOS AL MLB BOS 20 8 .714 2.99 3.32 35 35 0 16 3 0 268.1 258 99 89 30 71 8 162 7 0 3 1121 1.226 8.7 1.0 2.4 5.4 2.28
1979 24 -3.4 BOS AL MLB BOS 17 10 .630 2.99 3.25 33 33 0 17 2 0 246.2 234 89 82 29 59 4 150 6 1 1 1018 1.188 8.5 1.1 2.2 5.5 2.54
1980 25 -2.7 BOS AL MLB BOS 12 14 .462 4.28 4.60 30 30 0 8 0 0 197.2 188 101 94 25 44 7 121 2 0 0 818 1.174 8.6 1.1 2.0 5.5 2.75
1981 26 -1.9 BOS AL MLB BOS 9 8 .529 4.27 4.79 23 23 0 8 2 0 154.0 160 82 73 9 35 2 79 3 0 0 649 1.266 9.4 0.5 2.0 4.6 2.26
1982 27 -1.2 BOS AL MLB BOS 13 13 .500 3.73 4.05 33 33 0 11 3 0 224.1 228 101 93 31 43 3 127 2 0 1 926 1.208 9.1 1.2 1.7 5.1 2.95
1983 28 -0.5 BOS AL MLB BOS 9 13 .409 5.61 6.07 28 28 0 2 0 0 176.1 223 119 110 27 39 4 77 6 0 1 787 1.486 11.4 1.4 2.0 3.9 1.97
1984 29 0.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CHC-BOS 14 12 .538 3.60 3.88 33 33 0 4 0 0 225.0 223 97 90 21 49 9 114 5 2 3 932 1.209 8.9 0.8 2.0 4.6 2.33
1984 29 0.6 BOS AL MLB BOS 4 4 .500 5.01 5.29 9 9 0 2 0 0 64.2 71 38 36 10 13 2 33 1 0 2 270 1.299 9.9 1.4 1.8 4.6 2.54
1984 29 0.9 CHC NL MLB CHC 10 8 .556 3.03 3.31 24 24 0 2 0 0 160.1 152 59 54 11 36 7 81 4 2 1 662 1.173 8.5 0.6 2.0 4.5 2.25
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1985 30 1.8 CHC NL MLB CHC 11 7 .611 3.08 3.24 25 25 0 6 2 0 169.1 145 61 58 15 19 4 117 3 3 0 664 0.969 7.7 0.8 1.0 6.2 6.16
1986 31 2.7 CHC NL MLB CHC 6 11 .353 4.57 4.88 33 32 0 1 0 0 201.0 226 109 102 21 43 3 137 3 5 2 862 1.338 10.1 0.9 1.9 6.1 3.19
1987 32 3.4 OAK AL MLB OAK 6 8 .429 3.03 3.19 54 2 33 0 0 16 115.2 99 41 39 11 17 3 113 3 0 1 460 1.003 7.7 0.9 1.3 8.8 6.65
1988 33 4.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 4 2 .667 2.35 2.48 60 0 53 0 0 45 72.2 52 20 19 5 11 2 70 1 2 0 279 0.867 6.4 0.6 1.4 8.7 6.36
1989 34 5.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 4 0 1.000 1.56 1.56 51 0 46 0 0 33 57.2 32 10 10 5 3 0 55 1 0 0 206 0.607 5.0 0.8 0.5 8.6 18.33
1990 35 6.6 OAK AL MLB OAK 4 2 .667 0.61 1.10 63 0 61 0 0 48 73.1 41 9 5 2 4 1 73 0 0 0 262 0.614 5.0 0.2 0.5 9.0 18.25
1991 36 7.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 5 4 .556 2.96 3.08 67 0 59 0 0 43 76.0 60 26 25 11 9 3 87 1 0 1 299 0.908 7.1 1.3 1.1 10.3 9.67
1992 37 8.1 OAK AL MLB OAK 7 1 .875 1.91 1.91 69 0 65 0 0 51 80.0 62 17 17 5 11 6 93 1 0 0 309 0.912 7.0 0.6 1.2 10.5 8.45
1993 38 9.3 OAK AL MLB OAK 2 4 .333 4.16 4.30 64 0 52 0 0 36 67.0 67 32 31 7 13 4 80 2 0 0 276 1.194 9.0 0.9 1.7 10.7 6.15
1994 39 9.9 OAK AL MLB OAK 5 4 .556 4.26 5.28 45 0 39 0 0 19 44.1 49 26 21 5 13 2 47 1 0 0 193 1.398 9.9 1.0 2.6 9.5 3.62
1995 40 11.2 OAK AL MLB OAK 4 6 .400 4.83 5.19 52 0 48 0 0 29 50.1 53 29 27 5 11 0 40 1 0 0 212 1.272 9.5 0.9 2.0 7.2 3.64
1996 41 12.6 STL NL MLB STL 0 6 .000 3.30 3.90 63 0 53 0 0 30 60.0 65 26 22 8 6 2 49 4 0 0 251 1.183 9.8 1.2 0.9 7.4 8.17
1997 42 13.9 STL NL MLB STL 1 5 .167 3.91 4.08 57 0 47 0 0 36 53.0 49 24 23 9 8 0 45 2 0 2 218 1.075 8.3 1.5 1.4 7.6 5.63
1998 43 16.3 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 0 0 4.50 4.50 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 1.000 9.0 4.5 0.0 9.0
1998 43 13.7 BOS AL MLB BOS 4 1 .800 4.76 4.76 50 0 13 0 0 1 39.2 46 21 21 6 8 3 22 2 0 0 171 1.361 10.4 1.4 1.8 5.0 2.75
MLB (24 seasons) MLB 197 171 .535 3.50 3.79 1071 361 577 100 20 390 3285.2 3076 1382 1278 347 738 91 2401 75 16 28 13534 1.161 8.4 1.0 2.0 6.6 3.25
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 31 16 .660 3.75 4.24 68 66 0 24 8 0 446.0 412 210 186 36 184 8 439 22 0 21 8 1.336 8.3 0.7 3.7 8.9 2.39
All Levels (27 Seasons) 228 187 .549 3.53 3.84 1139 427 577 124 28 390 3731.2 3488 1592 1464 383 922 99 2840 97 16 49 13542 1.182 8.4 0.9 2.2 6.8 3.08
A (2 seasons) Minors 17 13 .567 3.96 4.65 43 43 14 6 0 277.0 269 143 122 21 124 4 274 12 0 15 1.419 8.7 0.7 4.0 8.9 2.21
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1972 17 -4.4 Reno CALL A CLE 12 32 30 2 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 16 .200 .250 .233 .483 7 0 0 0
1973 18 -3.6 Reno CALL A CLE 31 89 76 3 14 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 28 .184 .271 .197 .468 15 1 4 0
1974 19 -3.8 San Antonio TL AA CLE 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 20 -7.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 21 -6.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 22 -5.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 23 -4.5 BOS AL MLB BOS 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 24 -3.8 BOS AL MLB BOS 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 25 -3.0 BOS AL MLB BOS 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 26 -2.7 BOS AL MLB BOS 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 27 -1.8 BOS AL MLB BOS 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 28 -0.8 BOS AL MLB BOS 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 29 0.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CHC-BOS 33 57 55 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 25 .109 .125 .109 .234 6 1 0 1 0 0
1984 29 0.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 29 0.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 24 57 55 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 25 .109 .125 .109 .234 6 1 0 1 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1985 30 1.3 CHC NL MLB CHC 26 65 56 1 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 25 .125 .222 .179 .401 10 0 0 2 0 0
1986 31 2.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 33 73 69 7 11 3 0 2 10 0 0 1 34 .159 .169 .290 .459 20 0 0 2 1 0
1987 32 3.6 OAK AL MLB OAK 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 33 4.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 34 5.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 35 6.4 OAK AL MLB OAK 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 36 7.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 37 8.4 OAK AL MLB OAK 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 38 9.1 OAK AL MLB OAK 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 39 9.9 OAK AL MLB OAK 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 40 11.0 OAK AL MLB OAK 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 41 12.3 STL NL MLB STL 63 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 42 13.3 STL NL MLB STL 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 43 16.6 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 43 13.7 BOS AL MLB BOS 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (24 seasons) MLB 1073 196 181 9 24 3 0 3 12 0 0 9 84 .133 .173 .199 .372 36 1 0 5 1 0
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 68 121 106 5 20 2 0 0 5 0 0 10 44 .189 .265 .208 .473 22 0 1 4 0 0
All Levels (27 Seasons) 1141 317 287 14 44 5 0 3 17 0 0 19 128 .153 .208 .202 .410 58 1 1 9 1 0
A (2 seasons) Minors 43 121 106 5 20 2 0 0 5 0 0 10 44 .189 .265 .208 .473 22 1 4 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1972 17 Reno CALL A CLE P 12 10 1 6 3 0 .700 0.58
1973 18 Reno CALL A CLE P 31 36 12 20 4 0 .889 1.03
1974 19 San Antonio TL AA CLE P 23 37 19 16 2 0 .946 1.52
1975 20 CLE AL MLB CLE P 34 187.0 20 7 12 1 0 .950 0.91 0.56
1976 21 CLE AL MLB CLE P 36 199.0 30 9 20 1 1 .967 1.31 0.81
1977 22 CLE AL MLB CLE P 33 247.0 30 6 22 2 1 .933 1.02 0.85
1978 23 BOS AL MLB BOS P 35 268.0 48 19 29 0 1 1.000 1.61 1.37
1979 24 BOS AL MLB BOS P 33 247.0 60 12 42 6 3 .900 1.97 1.64
1980 25 BOS AL MLB BOS P 30 198.0 37 10 24 3 0 .919 1.55 1.13
1981 26 BOS AL MLB BOS P 23 154.0 32 12 19 1 1 .969 1.81 1.35
1982 27 BOS AL MLB BOS P 33 224.0 43 21 21 1 2 .977 1.69 1.27
1983 28 BOS AL MLB BOS P 28 176.0 38 19 18 1 0 .974 1.89 1.32
1984 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CHC-BOS P 33 225.0 70 27 38 5 3 .929 2.60 1.97
1984 29 BOS AL MLB BOS P 9 65.0 23 11 11 1 2 .957 3.05 2.44
1984 29 CHC NL MLB CHC P 24 160.0 47 16 27 4 1 .915 2.42 1.79
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1985 30 CHC NL MLB CHC P 25 169.0 39 10 26 3 1 .923 1.92 1.44
1986 31 CHC NL MLB CHC P 33 201.0 47 16 28 3 3 .936 1.97 1.33
1987 32 OAK AL MLB OAK P 54 116.0 18 4 13 1 0 .944 1.32 0.31
1988 33 OAK AL MLB OAK P 60 73.0 10 7 3 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.17
1989 34 OAK AL MLB OAK P 51 58.0 8 4 4 0 1 1.000 1.24 0.16
1990 35 OAK AL MLB OAK P 63 73.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0.49 0.06
1991 36 OAK AL MLB OAK P 67 76.0 15 6 9 0 0 1.000 1.78 0.22
1992 37 OAK AL MLB OAK P 69 80.0 13 3 10 0 1 1.000 1.46 0.19
1993 38 OAK AL MLB OAK P 64 67.0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 0.67 0.08
1994 39 OAK AL MLB OAK P 45 44.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0.61 0.07
1995 40 OAK AL MLB OAK P 52 50.0 9 3 5 1 2 .889 1.44 0.15
1996 41 STL NL MLB STL P 63 60.0 10 3 6 1 0 .900 1.35 0.14
1997 42 STL NL MLB STL P 57 53.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.36 0.14
1998 43 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
1998 43 BOS AL MLB BOS P 50 40.0 7 2 4 1 0 .857 1.35 0.12
MLB (24 seasons) MLB P 1071 3285.0 604 208 365 31 20 .949 1.57 0.54
Minors (4 seasons) Minors P 68 83 32 42 9 0 .892 1.09 0 0
All Levels (27 Seasons) P 1139 3285.0 687 240 407 40 20 .942 1.57 0.57 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1972 17 Reno Silver Sox California League A
1973 18 Reno Silver Sox California League A
1974 19 San Antonio Brewers Texas League AA
1975 20 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1975-04-12 1975-09-26
1976 21 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1976-04-10 1976-10-02
1977 22 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1977-04-07 1977-09-24
1978 23 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1978-04-08 1978-09-30
1979 24 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1979-04-05 1979-09-23
1980 25 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1980-04-10 1980-10-01
1981 26 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1981-04-10 1981-10-02
1982 27 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1982-04-10 1982-09-30
1983 28 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1983-04-05 1983-09-30
1984 29 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1984-04-05 1984-05-21
1984 29 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 2 1984-05-27 1984-09-29
1985 30 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1985-04-12 1985-10-04
1986 31 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1986-04-10 1986-09-27
1987 32 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1987-04-09 1987-10-01
1988 33 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1988-04-04 1988-10-02
1989 34 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1989-04-03 1989-10-01
1990 35 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1990-04-10 1990-10-02
1991 36 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1991-04-11 1991-10-01
1992 37 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1992-04-06 1992-10-02
1993 38 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1993-04-05 1993-09-26
1994 39 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1994-04-08 1994-08-09
1995 40 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1995-04-27 1995-10-01
1996 41 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1996-04-03 1996-09-29
1997 42 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1997-04-03 1997-09-25
1998 43 Pawtucket Red Sox International League AAA
1998 43 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1998-04-01 1998-09-26

Sabr ID: 98aaf620

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