Red Sox players, coaches salute Dennis Eckersley mid-game

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The tributes to Dennis Eckersley have flooded in recent days. But perhaps the signature salute came heading into the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday.

After the final out of the top of the fifth inning during the Red Sox' season finale against the Rays, the entire Red Sox team - coaches and players - spilled onto the field, peered up to the NESN broadcast booth and clapped in appreciation of Eckersley. Wednesday marked the final broadcast for Eckersley, who is retiring and moving to the Bay Area.

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