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Born in Oakland, California, USA
Birth NameDennis Lee Eckersley
Nickname The Eck
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dennis Eckersley was born on October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California, USA as Dennis Lee Eckersley. He is an actor, known for Fever Pitch (2005), 1990 American League Championship Series (1990) and 1989 American League Championship Series (1989). He has been married to Jennifer Szoke since 2005. He was previously married to Nancy O'Neill and Denise Jacinto.

Spouse (3)

Jennifer Szoke (2005 - present)
Nancy O'Neill (15 November 1980 - 2004) (divorced) (2 children)
Denise Jacinto (11 April 1973 - 1978) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

His long hair throughout his major league career

Trivia (16)

Considered by many to be the most dominant relief pitcher of all-time.
Is one of two players, along with John Smoltz to win 20 games in a season and save 20 in another.
1988 and 1992 American League Rolaids Relief Award Winner.
1988 American League Championship Series MVP for having 4 saves, 6 innings pitched, 5 strikeouts and allowing 1 hit and 2 walks.
Named to 6 American League All Star Teams (1977, 1982, 1988 and 1990-1992).
Member of 1984 National League Eastern Division Champion Chicago Cubs team. Member of 1988 and 1990 American League Champion Oakland Athletics teams. Member of 1989 World Series Champion Oakland Athletics team. Member of 1992 American League Western Division Champion Oakland Athletics team. Member of 1996 National League Central Division Champion St. Louis Cardinals team.
Pitcher for Cleveland Indians (1975-1977), Boston Red Sox (1978-1984 and 1998), Chicago Cubs (1984-1986), Oakland Athletics (1987-1995) and St. Louis Cardinals (1996-1997).
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (first year eligible).
Won 1992 American League Cy Young Award and MVP for leading league in Saves (51) and Games Finished (65). Also had 69 Games.
Finished 5th in voting for 1988 and 1989 American League MVP. Finished 6th in voting in 1990.
Finished in top 10 in voting for American League Cy Young Award in 1978-1979 and 1988-1990.
Notable career statistics: 10.45 Walks and Hits per 9 innings pitched (72nd All Time), 2.02 Walks per 9 innings pitched (91st All Time), 6.58 Strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (99th All Time), 1,071 Games (2nd All Time), 390 Saves (3rd All Time), 3,285.7 Innings Pitched (86th All Time), 2,401 Strikeouts (33rd All Time), 347 Home Runs Allowed (17th All Time), 171 Losses (85th All Time), 1,278 Earned Runs Allowed (78th All Time), 13,534 Batters Faced (79th All Time) and 577 Games Finished (12th All Time).
Made major league debut on 12 April 1975.
Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, 2004.
Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1975 Rookie All-Star Team.
Gave up one of the most famous home runs in baseball history, Kirk Gibson's pinch hit blast in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

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