Monday, December 9, 2013

#70 Dennis Eckersley

FOCUSED :  noun \ˈfō-kəs\ directed attention :  emphasis

(Focused on chomping down on an atomic sour ball every time he winds up.)

Pitched a no-hitter against the California Angels in 1977.

Gave up the famous game-winning home run to Kirk Gibson in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

Coined the phrase "Walk-off home run".

Saved 57 Bob Welch wins in his career, a record for a pitcher combo until 2009.

 The first of only two pitchers in Major League history to have both a 20-win season and a 50-save season in a career.

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 6, 2004

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