Dennis Lee Eckersley
Born: October 3, 1954, Oakland, California
Cleveland Indians (1975-1977), Boston Red Sox (1978-1984, 1998), Chicago Cubs (1984-1986), Oakland A's (1987-1995), St. Louis Cardinals (1996-1997)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2004
This Day in Baseball History
On December 6, 1955, one of the Hall of Fame’s original members, Honus Wagner, dies at the age of 81. Considered by some the greatest shortstop in history, Wagner batted .327 over a 21-year career before gaining election to the Hall of Fame in 1936.