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The Fiery Fireballer

Updated: June 10, 2004, 12:30 PM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game Oct. 9, 1988 -- Dennis Eckersley was named MVP of the ALCS after earning the save in a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox in Game 4 in Oakland. Eckersley, running on fumes, set a record with his fourth save in the series. He retired Todd Benzinger, Rich Gedman and Jody Reed in succession after walking leadoff hitter Spike Owen.

"It's a matter of not being afraid of the hitters," Eckersley said. "A lot of guys have good control, but they're afraid to go after guys. You can't ...

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