Fun Cards: “Baseball Immortals” Dennis Eckersley
Dennis Eckersley‘s career began as a starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, and he was a fairly successful starter. From 1975 through 1986 for the Indians, Red Sox, and Cubs, Eck won 151 games, was selected to two All-Star teams, and received Cy Young Award consideration in 1978 and 1979. Before the 1987 season started, the Cubs traded Eck to the Oakland A’s, where he became one of the most dominant relief pitchers in history. He collected 320 of his 390 career saves while wearing the green and gold for nine years. He was selected to four more All-Star teams and in 1992, Eckersley won both the Cy Young Award and the AL Most Valuable Player Award.