Season 1 Episode 3

The Tortelli Tort

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 14, 1982 on NBC



  • Notes

    • There is a picture of Dennis Eckersley on the wall. Eckersley was a Red Sox pitcher from 1978 until May of 1984. He was the American League starter in the 1982 All Star Game played in Montreal on July 13, 1982. He is an alcoholic. He almost ruined his career because of it. An intervention by family members who videotaped him drunk and played the tape back to him the next day helped him realize what kind of shape he was in. He checked into rehab following the 1986 season when he was a Chicago Cub. He recovered, but unlike Mayday, he was able to resurrect his career in Oakland beginning in 1987. He became a dominant reliever over the next ten seasons retiring following the 1998 season after returning to the Boston Red Sox. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.