Dennis Eckersley

Date of birth: 3 October 1954
Primary position: Pitcher

Elected to Red Sox Hall of Fame: 2004
Elected to Red Sox Hall of Fame: 2004

Career Pitching Statistics through 2017 Season

SeasonWLSVIPHERSOERA
19782080268.3258891622.99
197917100246.7234821502.99
198012140197.7188941214.28
1981980154.016073794.27
198213130224.3228931273.73
19839130176.3223110775.62
198444064.77136335.01
199841139.74621224.76
TOTAL887111371.714085987713.92

Memorable Moments for Dennis Eckersley

  • 30 March 1978 - In a trade with the Indians, the Red Sox acquire pitcher Dennis Eckersley. The future Hall of Famer will win 20 games for Boston in 1978.
  • 25 May 1984 - Boston acquires Bill Buckner in a trade that sends Mike Brumley and future Hall-of-Famer Dennis Eckersley to the Chicago Cubs.
  • 17 September 1998 - 43-year-old reliever Dennis Eckersley becomes the oldest Red Sox player to earn a win as Boston wins in 10 innings, 3-2 over Baltimore.
  • 26 September 1998 - Dennis Eckersley makes his 1,071st and final major league appearance to breaks Hoyt Wilhelm's record for most career appearances as a pitcher.
  • 8 September 2010 - Pitcher Tim Wakefield earns the win in an 11-5 victory over the Rays at Fenway Park, becoming the oldest pitcher to win a game for Boston. At age 44, he is one year older than Dennis Eckersley, who won his last game at age 43 for the Red Sox in 1998.