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Opinionated John Smoltz takes his place in Hall of Fame

...that ultimately got him the nod over comparable pitching candidates Curt Schilling and Mike Mussina.Known as the Dennis Eckersley formula ? for the Oakland pitcher who transitioned from starter to dominant closer en route to Hall of Fame induction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-01-06/opinionated-john-smoltz-
Michaux: Braves' long run of dominance is being rewarded

...threshold even with fellow first-timers Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez on the ballot. Smoltz basically combined Dennis Eckersley's career with Curt Schilling's postseason luster.Phase III should be completed in 2018 when Chipper Jones adds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-26/michaux-braves-long-run-
Royals beat Orioles in Games 4, sweep way into World Series

...Royals bullpen nearly turned the trick again. Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis ushered the game to Holland, who matched Dennis Eckersley's record by saving his fourth game in the ALCS.After Holland got J.J. Hardy to ground out to third base for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-15/royals-beat-orioles-game
Royals' bullpen getting the job done

...Holland was the only one to give up a run, but he still managed to save all four games, joining Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley as the only pitchers to accomplish the feat since the ALCS went to a best-of-seven format."At the end of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-19/royals-bullpen-getting-j
Detroit ace Justin Verlander is unanimous pick for AL Cy Young Award

...It's kind of a weird scenario."No starting pitcher has won the MVP trophy since Roger Clemens in 1986, with Dennis Eckersley the last reliever to get it in 1992.Many say pitchers shouldn't win the MVP, contending they already have their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2011-11-15/detroit-ace-justin-verla
Bruce Sutter's big day is short and sweet

...Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame. "I am in awe," said Sutter, who joined Hoyt Wilhelm, Rollie Fingers and Dennis Eckersley as the only relief pitchers in the Hall. "I wish I could turn back the clock and play one more game. "When I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/31/bas_90862.shtml
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Will the Hall finally make a call out to the bullpen?

...most of their careers as relievers are in the Hall: Hoyt Wilhelm (52 starts), Rollie Fingers (37 starts) and Dennis Eckersley (361 starts). Wilhelm was elected to the Hall in 1985, Fingers in 1992 and Eckersley in 2004. "Lee Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/10/bas_41375.shtml
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Cubs, Red Sox start out as postseason darlings

...moment, Boston and Chicago are the postseason darlings. "Man, that would be something," said retired pitcher Dennis Eckersley, who lost with both teams in the postseason. "Obviously, you're talking about generations of losing. I mean...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/30/bas_392433.shtml
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Molitor tours Hall of Fame

...name among those of baseball's greats. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer along with pitcher Dennis Eckersley. In a 21-season career spent mostly with the Milwaukee Brewers, Molitor finished with 3,319 hits - the eighth-highest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/01/bas_414067.shtml
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A blur from the start, Henderson set to enter Hall

...Writers' Association of America are announced. "He should get 98 percent, at least," said Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley, who closed many of the games Henderson helped win for Oakland. "He's the greatest player I ever played with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/11/bas_507282.shtml
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