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Orel Hershiser

Born: Sep 16, 1958

Birthplace: Buffalo

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: Germany

Orel Hershiser

Date of Birth : Sep 16, 1958
Birth Place : Buffalo

Orel Leonard Hershiser IV is an American former baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1983 to 2000. He later became a broadcast color analyst and a professional poker player. After playing baseball in high school at Cherry Hill High School East and at Bowling Green State University, Hershiser was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1979. After several years in the minor leagues, he made his major league debut with the Dodgers in 1983. During his tenure with the team, Hershiser was a three-time All-Star. Hershiser's most successful season came in 1988, when he set a major league record by pitching 59 consecutive innings without allowing a run. He helped lead the Dodgers to a championship in the 1988 World Series, and was named the National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player and the World Series MVP. That season, he won the NL Cy Young Award and an NL Gold Glove Award. He later pitched in two more World Series and earned the American League Championship Series MVP Award.

Profession


  • Baseball player

Also known as


  • Orel Leonard Hershiser IV

Spouse


  • Jamie Byars

Children


  • Orel Leonard Hershiser V
  • Jordan Hershiser

Awards Won


  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
  • National League Cy Young Award
  • Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
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