This Day In History: 2000-03-30

March 30, 1978: The Red Sox acquire pitcher Dennis Eckersley from the Cleveland Indians in a six-player trade that sent Red Sox pitcher Rick Wise to Cleveland; Eckersley will anchor the team’s pitching staff with 20 wins that season and after re-inventing himself as a closer later in his career, he will be elected to the Hall of Fame in 2004.

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