On this day in 1977 a 22-year Dennis Eckersley, then of the Cleveland Indians, no-hits the California Angels. Eckersley was in the midst of his first All Star season as a starter which would turn out to be his final since in Cleveland.
Following the season, Eck would be shipped to the Red Sox and and really have his Hall of Fame career take off. He would pitch 24 years in the Major Leagues, winning 197 games and saving another 390. Eck was the most dominant reliever in baseball during his tenure with the Oakland A’s.
While Eck was a dominant pitcher and made the Hall of Fame, he is not highly collected. His 1976 Topps Rookie Card is fairly cheap. You can pick up a copy in the $5-8 range. His authentic autograph cards can be found starting at $10.