Former Cardinals reliever Dennis Eckersley and Brewers/Twins outfielder Paul Molitor will comprise the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2004. The announcement was made yesterday. Eckersley saved 66 games with the Cardinals in 1996 and 1997 before ending his career in Boston in 1998. Before coming to St. Louis, Eckersley transformed his career from a decent starter to the games most dominant closer. In 1987, Eckersley moved to the bullpen when he joined Tony LaRussa in Oakland. Eckersley won the A.L. MVP and Cy Young Award in 1992 with a 7-1 record, 51 saves and a 1.91 ERA.
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