Find the best quotes by Dennis Eckersley.
They developed a platform for me to put up another 12 years, and that was my ticket to Cooperstown. Those were the best years of…
That first year in Chicago was one of the most memorable in my career. Getting traded rejuvenated me, and I had something to prove. I…
I was a starter and did some good things there, and then I got a chance to prove myself as a closer. Because of that…
I think today the players are too nice to one another, but that might change with the unbalanced schedule, with teams playing each other more…
When I started finishing games and coming off the field shaking hands, it was a beautiful thing. I mean, you start seeing that you’re an…
I had never been to the playoffs, and it was exciting. The fans went through the roof. They were excited about the whole team. It…
When I first came up, the bullpen was pretty much where they put the guys who couldn’t start.
Tony knew me both as an athlete and as a person. He cared for me like a father.
Then you figure out that if you don’t throw it as hard as you can, you can put it where you want. It’s more important…
Pitching… sometimes I did so poorly, it brought me to tears.
My career spanned the era when relievers started to become more important.
It took me a few years to realize that throwing harder wasn’t always better.
I’m proud of the fact that I pitched almost 3,300 innings.
I was in good control of my body, and I kept my head still.
I also think that I had great mechanics.
But through experience I learned to control my body and locate the ball.
But more important than personal awards is winning the World Series. That’s the max that anyone could ask for. Let alone to have the ball…
You aren’t going to stick around long with just two pitches.
Later, I could take something off my slider and I could make my fastball sink, so I really had four pitches.
Sooner or later you learn that you belong in the big leagues, and that makes you calm down.
Explore More Topics →