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!!!