Turner Sports has announced one of the best baseball studio analysts, Dennis Eckersley is going to get some more work on TBS this season. Eck does a great job on NESN on Red Sox broadcasts and got national exposure last season during TBS’ postseason coverage. He’ll work game broadcasts this season.
Turner Sports Inks MLB Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley to Multi-Year Extension
Analyst returns to TBS for MLB All-Star Selection Show as well as Regular and Postseason coverage
TBS announced today that they have signed MLB Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley to a multi-year extension to serve as an analyst for the network’s exclusive coverage of the MLB All-Star Selection Show and the MLB Postseason, including the League Division Series (LDS) and the League Championship Series (LCS). Eckersley will also appear as a game analyst for select Sunday MLB on TBS regular season match-ups. A six-time MLB All-Star, Eckersley provided his unique brand of analysis to the Inside MLB studio show alongside two-time Emmy® Award-winning studio host Ernie Johnson during the 2008 MLB Postseason.
Eckersley will appear in studio for TBS’ exclusive coverage of the 2009 MLB All-Star Selection Show, the 2009 American and National League Division Series (ALDS & NLDS) and the 2009 National League Championship Series (NLCS). He will also serve as a game analyst for select TBS’ regular season telecasts.
“We are very excited to continue our relationship with Dennis as one of our studio analysts,” said Jeff Behnke, SVP and executive producer for Turner Sports. “We look forward to his distinctive style of breaking down the game and providing fans across the country with his unique perspective and personality.”
“I’m thrilled to return to TBS for their MLB coverage,” said Eckersley. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them this past season. The show is a great fit with my personality and I’m looking forward to the start of the MLB season.”
Eckersley, the 1992 AL Cy Young award and MVP winner, enjoyed success as both a starter and reliever and is one of only two pitchers to have both a 20-win season (1978) and a 50-save season (1992) in a career. Affectionately known as “Eck,” the pitcher played 24 years in the big leagues, winning the World Series with the Oakland Athletics in 1989. Eckersley also serves as a studio analyst for Red Sox games on New England Sports Network (NESN).
Good for Eck. He deserves it.