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Encyclopedia > Orel Hershiser
Orel Hershiser
Pitcher
Born: September 16, 1958 (1958-09-16) (age 48)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1983
for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Final game
June 26, 2000
for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Win-Loss Record     204-150
Strikeouts     2014
Games Started     466
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Orël Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former professional right-handed pitcher and is currently an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. In 1988, he won the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP with the L.A. Dodgers. Image File history File links Orel_Hershiser. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... 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Known for his slight frame and fierce competitive spirit, Hershiser was nicknamed "Bulldog" by team manager Tommy Lasorda. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thomas Charles Lasorda (born September 22, 1927 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League baseball pitcher and manager. ...

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Early life

Hershiser was born in Buffalo, New York to Mildred I. Gillman and Orel Leonard Hershiser III.[1] He attended Cherry Hill High School East in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where he was the star pitcher on the school's baseball team. He also won the Little League World Series while living in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He first caught the attention of pro scouts as a pitcher at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio; where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity. Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown Area  - City 52. ... Cherry Hill High School East is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Cherry Hill Public Schools. ... Cherry Hill highlighted in Camden County Cherry Hill Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a public four-year institution located in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA; about 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio on I-75. ... Nickname: BG Location in Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Wood incorporated 1901 [3] Government type Mayor-Administrator [1] Mayor John Quinn [1] Municipal Administrator John Fawcett [2] Area    - City 26. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ...


Orel Hershiser is the brother of Gordie Hershiser, who played minor league for the Dodgers organization, and later became a TV sportscaster on various stations, including Fox News Channel with Steve Doocy. He mentioned during the 2007 College World Series that his first name means Eagle in Scandanavian. The Fox News Channel (FNC), sometimes called Fox News or even just Fox, is a United States-based cable and satellite news channel. ... Steve Doocy, (born October 19, 1956) is an American television personality and New York Times bestselling author. ...


Minor League Career

Hershiser was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 17th round of the 1979 amateur draft and was assigned to their farm team in Clinton, Iowa. He spent four more seasons in the minor leagues with San Antonio and Albuquerque before being called up to the major leagues. Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... The following are the baseball events of the year 1979 throughout the world. ... A (sports) draft is a process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ... View of downtown Clinton looking north Downtown Clinton closeup Alliant Energy Field Clinton Municipal Pool & Tennis Courts Mississippi Belle II Casino & Clinton Showboat Theater Clinton is a city in Clinton County, Iowa, United States. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates: , Country United States State New Mexico County Bernalillo Founded 1706 Government  - Mayor Martin Chavez Area  - City  181. ...


Major League Career

Early Success

Hershiser was called up to the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 1, 1983. He began as a middle reliever in 1984, and he went 11-8 with a 2.66 ERA and four shutouts. He became a full-fledged starter in the Dodger rotation on July 14, 1984. Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


He had a breakthrough season in 1985 when he led the National League in winning percentage, compiling a 19-3 record with a 2.03 ERA. The Dodgers won the National League West, and Hershiser finished third in Cy Young Award voting. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ...


In 1986, Hershiser went 14-14 with a 3.85 ERA. The next year he was selected to his first All-Star game while compiling a 16-16 record with a 3.06 ERA.


1988

Hershiser put together one of the best single seasons in pitching history in 1988. That year, he led the league in wins (23), innings (267), and complete games (15). He finished the season with a record 59 consecutive scoreless innings pitched, breaking the mark held by Dodger great Don Drysdale. He also won his first Gold Glove. He was unanimously selected as the Cy Young Award winner, with a record of 23-8 and a 2.26 ERA. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or W) when, in a game won by his team, he is the teams pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. ... Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


In the 1988 National League Championship Series between Hershiser's Dodgers and the New York Mets, Hershiser not only started Games 1 and 3, but recorded the final out in Game 4 in relief for a save. He then pitched a complete game shutout in Game 7. He was selected MVP of the series. The 1988 National League Championship Series was played between the National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the National League East champion New York Mets. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000... Mariano Rivera, a closer for the New York Yankees, is currently fourth on the all-time save list. ... In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ... In team sports, in American English, a shutout (a clean sheet in football) refers to a game in which one team prevents the opposing team from scoring. ...


Hershiser then capped his historic season in the World Series by pitching a complete game shutout in Game 2 and allowing two runs in a complete game in the clinching victory in Game 5, winning the World Series MVP Award. Dates: October 15, 1988–October 20, 1988 MVP: Orel Hershiser (Los Angeles) Television: NBC CBS Radio (Jack Buck and Bill White announcing) Announcers: Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola Umpires: Doug Harvey (NL), Larry McCoy (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Durwood Merrill (AL), Jerry Crawford (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics... In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ... In team sports, in American English, a shutout (a clean sheet in football) refers to a game in which one team prevents the opposing team from scoring. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ...


Hershiser is the only player to receive the Cy Young award, the Championship Series MVP award, and the World Series MVP award in the same season. He later received both The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year and Sports Illustrated magazine's Sportsman of the Year award for his accomplishments in 1988. He was the guy Houston Astros Craig Biggio got his first hit from. Craig Biggio just reached 3000 hits. The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Craig Alan Biggio [BIDGE-ee-oh] (born December 14, 1965 in Kings Park, NY) is a seven-time All-Star Major League baseball player who has played his entire career with the Houston Astros. ... Craig Alan Biggio [BIDGE-ee-oh] (born December 14, 1965 in Kings Park, NY) is a seven-time All-Star Major League baseball player who has played his entire career with the Houston Astros. ... In Major League Baseball, the 3000 hit club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have made 3000 or more career base hits. ...


Post-1988 with the Dodgers

In 1989, Hershiser actually pitched better than the previous year but suffered from a lack of offense from the Dodgers. His ERA was virtually unchanged in 1989, rising only to 2.31, but his won-loss record plummeted to 15-15. The scoreless innings streak ended on April 5, 1989, in Cincinnati. Barry Larkin ended the string in the top of the first by singling, moving to second on an errant pickoff throw by Hershiser, and scoring on a Todd Benzinger single. However, he did strike out Chris Sabo and Eric Davis prior to Benzinger's streak-breaking RBI. Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Todd Benzinger was a Major League Baseball Player from 1987 to 1995. ...


After averaging over 250 innings per season from 1985–89, Hershiser suffered a career-threatening injury when he tore his rotator cuff in his pitching arm on April 25, 1990 against the St. Louis Cardinals. He missed 13 months before coming back on May 29, 1991. He went 7-2 as the Dodgers finished in second place. Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Although he was a decent starter after his comeback, Hershiser would never regain the level of dominance that he had prior to the injury. He pitched for the Dodgers through the 1994 season.


Cleveland Indians

In 1995, he joined the Cleveland Indians, and posted a 16–6 mark to play a pivotal role in helping the team reach the World Series for the first time since 1954. The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present) Cleveland Stadium (1932-1993)* a. ... Dates October 21, 1995–October 28, 1995 MVP Tom Glavine (Atlanta) Television network ABC Games 1, 4, and 5, NBC Games 2, 3, and 6 Announcers ABC: Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Tim McCarver NBC: Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, and Bob Uecker Umpires Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Bruce... The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ...


Hershiser became the most valuable player of the 1995 American League Championship Series against the Seattle Mariners, and is the only player to win the LCS Most Valuable Player Award in both leagues. He pitched two more seasons for the Indians, and was 14–6 for the pennant-winning team in 1997. The 1995 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1995 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Cleveland Indians against the Western Division champion Seattle Mariners. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) The Kingdome (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


Later career

He later joined the San Francisco Giants (1998) and New York Mets (1999) before rejoining the Dodgers for a final season in 2000. Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ...


Hershiser appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated three times: twice by himself, and once in a group photo with other Dodgers. The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


Post-Retirement

Hershiser has served as a pitching coach for the Texas Rangers, and later in a front-office position with the same team, and as an analyst (both in print and in broadcasting) for ESPN. In baseball, a number of coaches assist in the smooth functioning of a team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


In October 2005 Hershiser was a finalist to replace Jim Tracy as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Grady Little was eventually hired instead. As of October 2006 Hershiser was mentioned as a possible replacement for Ken Macha of the Oakland Athletics, however he was ultimately passed over for Bob Geren. [1] You may have been looking for another Jim Tracy, a member of the Tennessee Senate. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Grady Little outside Dodger Stadium. ... Kenneth Edward Macha (born September 29, 1950 in Monroeville, Pennsylvania) is the manager of the Oakland As, having led the team since 2003. ... The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. ... Bob Geren (born September 22, 1961 in San Diego, California), is a former professional baseball player who primarily played catcher in the Major Leagues from 1988-1991 and in 1993. ...


In October 2005, Hershiser interviewed for the position of manager with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which had been vacated by Jim Tracy earlier that month, but instead opted to resign from his current job as the Rangers pitching coach and join their front office as Executive Director. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in October 28: Richard Smalley 26: Emil Kyulev 24: José Azcona del Hoyo 24: Rosa Parks 23: Stella Obasanjo 22: Liam Lawlor 22: Shirley Horn 20: Endon Mahmood 17: Ba Jin 10: Milton Obote 7: Charles... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... You may have been looking for another Jim Tracy, a member of the Tennessee Senate. ...


In early February 2006, a mere four months after joining the front office of the Texas Rangers, Hershiser resigned from his Executive Director position. And on February 13, 2006, Hershiser announced he would be rejoining ESPN as a baseball analyst on Baseball Tonight. Media:Example. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Baseball Tonight is a Sports Emmy Award-winning program that airs on ESPN, and is the only nightly highlight show devoted to Major League Baseball. ...


On June 25, 2007, appreared as a player on an episode of GSN's The World Series of Blackjack.


Career Statistics

In his career, Hershiser had a 204–149 regular season record with 2,014 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.48. Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


Personal

Hershiser was married to Jamie Byars until he divorced her in 2005. Both currently live in Dallas, Texas. They have two sons, Orel Leonard V (known as Quinton) & Jordan. Jordan graduated high school in 2007 from St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas and will be playing college baseball at the University of Southern California his freshman year. Quinton graduated in 2007 from Baylor University with a degree in Film and Digital Media and was also a member of the fraternity Phi Kappa Chi. He currently resides in Waco, Texas. Orel is currently a broadcaster for ESPN, but has been considered for several managerial vacancies. Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... The St. ... Doheny Library. ... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. ... Phi Kappa Chi is a local Christian social/service fraternity at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. ... For information on the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, please visit Waco Siege. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


Hershiser used to be an active born-again Christian, but has been quiet about his faith since his divorce. He was a guest star on an episode of the Christian children's video series The Adventures of McGee and Me entitled Take Me Out of the Ball Game. He was also seen singing hymns to stay relaxed in the dugout during the 1988 World Series. On a subsequent appearance on The Tonight Show, Johnny Carson talked him into singing one for the audience. Born again is a term used originally and mainly in Christianity, where it is associated with salvation, conversion and spiritual rebirth. ... The Adventures of McGee and Me is an American Christian television series created by Ken C. Johnson & Bill Myers and produced by George Taweel and Rob Loos between 1989 and 1993. ... Dates: October 15, 1988–October 20, 1988 MVP: Orel Hershiser (Los Angeles) Television: NBC CBS Radio (Jack Buck and Bill White announcing) Announcers: Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola Umpires: Doug Harvey (NL), Larry McCoy (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Durwood Merrill (AL), Jerry Crawford (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ...


Books

  • Orel Hershiser and Jerry B. Jenkins (1989). Out of the Blue. Wolgemuth & Hyatt. ISBN 0-943497-57-4. 
  • Orel Hershiser (2002). Between the Lines: Nine Things Baseball Taught Me About Life. Warner Faith. ISBN 0-446-67907-0. 

Book one in the Left Behind series Jerry B. Jenkins (born September 23, 1949 in Kalamazoo, Michigan) is an American novelist and biographer. ... TWBG, with offices in New York, Boston, Indiana, Nashville and Los Angeles, includes the imprints Warner Books, Little, Brown & Co. ...

See also

Insert non-formatted text hereThe following is a list of notable individual streaks achieved in Major League Baseball. ...

External links

  • Baseball-reference.com - Major league career statistics and analysis
  • Hershiser joins ESPN
  • Orel Hershiser: Behind the Dugout
Preceded by
Steve Bedrosian
National League Cy Young Award
1988
Succeeded by
Mark Davis
Preceded by
Jeff Leonard
National League Championship Series MVP
1988
Succeeded by
Will Clark
Preceded by
Frank Viola
World Series MVP
1988
Succeeded by
Dave Stewart
Preceded by
Frank Viola
Babe Ruth Award
1988
Succeeded by
Dave Stewart
Preceded by
Rick Reuschel
National League Gold Glove Award (P)
1988
Succeeded by
Ron Darling
Preceded by
Ben Johnson
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
1988
Succeeded by
Joe Montana
Preceded by
Dave Stewart
American League Championship Series MVP
1995
Succeeded by
Bernie Williams

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Hershiser was known to be a giving personality in the community as well as the clubhouse, getting heavily involved in many charities, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Harambee Preparatory School in Los Angeles.
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