The Red Sox trade catcher Bo Diaz, third baseman Ted Cox, and pitchers Rick Wise and Mike Paxton to the Indians for catcher Fred Kendall and pitcher Dennis Eckersley. Eckersley will win 20 for the Bosox that season and place 4th in Cy Young voting.
1975 Cleveland’s Dennis Eckersley, in his first MLB start, hurls a three-hit shutout in leading the Indians over the Oakland Athletics 6-0. Later in his career, he will become a Hall of Fame relief pitcher.
Eventual Hall of Fame reliever, Dennis Eckersley of the Oakland Athletics, who previously set the record for most consecutive saves (40), becomes the first pitcher to record 40 saves in four different seasons.