1992 HEADLINE: Dennis Eckeersley Becomes First Closer With 40 Saves In 4 Straight Seasons

1992 HEADLINE: Dennis Eckeersley Becomes First Closer With 40 Saves In 4 Straight Seasons

On this day in 1992, Dennis Eckersley recorded his 40th save of the 1992 baseball season.

And while there was nothing extra-special about this particular game or the circumstance of the save, ‘Eck’ made history with this closing appearance.  This save gave Eckersley 40 or more saves in four different seasons – a major league record!!

The first player to ever accomplish this feat, ‘Eck’ tallied 45 saves in 1988, 48 in 1990, 43 in 1991, and 52 in 1992.  And with 33 saves during the 1989 season, Eckersley capped that 5-year span with 221 total saves.

Truly dominant and a great competitor.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Eckersley!!!

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2 responses to “1992 HEADLINE: Dennis Eckeersley Becomes First Closer With 40 Saves In 4 Straight Seasons

  1. So was the major league record 40 saves in four straight seasons or just four seasons of 40 saves in a career?

  2. Gunsel Christopher

    30 saves in 5 straight; ’89 fell short of 40.

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