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Dennis Eckersley

MLB on TBS - Game Analyst

TURNER SPORTS

  • Dennis Eckersley is a TBS MLB analyst and has worked on the network’s coverage of the MLB Postseason since 2008 (from the studio, 2008-2012, and in the booth since 2013.
  • Eckersley was a TBS MLB studio analyst for the MLB All-Star Selection Show from 2008-2012.

CAREER

  • During the regular season, Eckersley splits time between the broadcast booth and pre/post-game shows for select Boston Red Sox games on the New England Sports Network (NESN), where he has worked since 2003.
  • Enjoying success as a starting and relief pitcher, Eckersley was elected to the MLB Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • Eckersley spent 24 years in Major League Baseball, including time with the Cleveland Indians (1975-77), Boston Red Sox (1978-84, 1998), Chicago Cubs (1984-86), Oakland Athletics (1987-95) and St. Louis Cardinals (1996-97).
  • While a member of the Athletics in 1992, Eckersley became the ninth pitcher in MLB history to win the Cy Young and MVP Awards in the same season.
  • Eckersley helped the Athletics to four American League West titles, three AL pennants and a World Series Championship in 1989.  He was named the ALCS MVP in 1988.
  • A six-time member of the American League All-Star team, Eckersley was the starting pitcher in the 1982 All-Star Game while with the Red Sox.
  • Eckersley is one of only two pitchers in MLB history to have both a 20-win season (1978) and a 50-save season (1992) in his career.
  • As a starting pitcher, Eckersley threw a no-hitter on May 30, 1977 against the then-named California Angels (currently the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim).
  • Eckersley was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of the 1972 amateur draft.
  • On August 13, 2005 Eckersley's number 43 was officially retired by the Oakland Athletics.  He was also elected into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004.

PERSONAL

  • Eckersley was born in Oakland, Calif. and attended Washington High School in Fremont, Calif.