Denis Eckersley  (©GettyImages)
Denis Eckersley (©GettyImages).

Top 10: Greatest closers in MLB history (6)

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6. Dennis Ekersley

Eckersley had success as a starter, but his skill took him to be known as a phenomenal closer. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility. 

His participation in the 1988 World Series is still one of the best stories of the World Series. 

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