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This Day in Baseball - The Daily Rewind


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Apr 2, 2019

April 3, 1987, the Chicago Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley for 3 minor league players to the Oakland A's. At one time trading "The Eck" would have been big news! However, at the time the Eck was a struggling pitcher heading towards the end of his effectiveness. 

Unknown to Oakland or Chicago the Eck had already taken incredible steps to turn his life around. 

Here is the story of the trade, what Oakland thought they were getting vs what they actually got. 

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