Born in Oakland, Dennis Eckersley had a 24-year major league career as a right-hand starter and reliever. He started his major league career with Cleveland in 1975, played with Boston from 1978 to 1984, and was traded in 1984 to the Chicago Cubs. He joined the Oakland A’s in 1987. From 1996-97, he was with the St. Louis Cardinals and finished his career with Boston in 1998. Winning the American League, Cy Young and MVP awards with Oakland in 1992 , he holds the American record for saves at 390. He was MVP of the 1988 AL playoffs when he saved all four games and had a no-hitter in 1977 against the Anaheim Angels. He was selected to the All-Star team six times.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.
Plaque location: Oakland Coliseum