Dennis Eckersley

Red Sox Color Analyst

Dennis Eckersley has been with NESN since 2003. He was elected into Baseball's Hall of Fame in 2004 after pitching 24 seasons in the major leagues with five teams (Cleveland Indians, Boston, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals), including two different stints with the Red Sox (between 1978 and 84, 1998). He spent the first 12 years of his career as a starting pitcher then moved to the bullpen to become one of the most dominant closers in the game. During a five-year stretch beginning in 1988, Eckersley averaged 44 saves, a 1.88 ERA, more than 1 strikeout per inning, and less than 1 walk per 9 innings. In 1992, Eckersley became only the second relief pitcher to win both the AL MVP and Cy Young Award in the same year. The six-time All-Star has served as a post-season studio and former game analyst for TBS since 2008.

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