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This Date in A's History, April 3

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The A's obtained Dennis Eckersley from the Cubs in 1987 for three minor-leaguers. I think Oakland got the better of the deal.

Best hair ever.
Best hair ever.
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According to retrosheet, Dennis Eckersley was traded to Oakland for Dave Wilder, Brian Guinn and Mark Leonette, none of who ever made it to a major-league roster.

Meanwhile, Eck pitched in a total of 525 games for Oakland from 1987-95, not counting playoffs and World Series.

For more on the Hall-of-Fame closer, read here and here.