|Dennis Eckersley's number 43 was retired by the Oakland Athletics in 2005.|
In 1999, he ranked Number 98 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball "All-Century Team."
On January 6, 2004, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, with 83.2% of the votes.
On August 13, 2005, Eckersley's uniform number (43) was officially retired by the Oakland Athletics.
The baseball field at his alma mater, Washington High School, has been named in his honor.
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