Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 16, 1958
SpouseDana Deaver (m. 2010), Jamie Byars (m. 1981–2005)
FactInducted into the Albuquerque [New Mexico] Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.


Orel Hershiser is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1983 to 2000. He later became a broadcast color analyst and a professional poker player. After playing baseball in high school and college, Hershiser was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 17th round of the 1979 amateur draft. He made his MLB debut in 1983, and his career spanned 18 seasons, mostly with the Dodgers. Hershiser was a National League (NL) All-Star in 1988 and 1995.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Hershiser grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and Cincinnati, Ohio. He was raised Jewish. Hershiser was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of Bowling Green State University in the 17th round of the 1979 amateur draft. He made his Major League debut on September 1, 1983. During his rookie season in 1983, Hershiser had a 2–8 win–loss record and a 5.21 earned run average (ERA). In 1984, Hershiser appeared in 37 games (19 starts) and had a 6–8 record with a 4.48 ERA.

In 1985, Hershiser split time between the bullpen and the starting rotation, appearing in 27 games (10 starts) and compiling a 4–3 record with a 3.41 ERA. In 1986, Hershiser became a full-time starter and had a breakout season, finishing with a 19–3 record and a 2.03 ERA. He also led the major leagues in shutouts with eight.

Hershiser had another strong season in 1987, going 15–15 with a 3.05 ERA. He also pitched over 200 innings for the first time in his career. In 1988, Hershiser had one of the best seasons by a pitcher in Major League history. He finished the year with a 23–8 record and a 2.26 ERA. He also led the major leagues in innings pitched (267), shutouts (9), and complete games (15).

Hershiser’s performance in 1988 earned him the National League Cy Young Award and the National League Most Valuable Player Award. He also finished second in the voting for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s National League Most Valuable Player Award.

In 1989, Hershiser had another strong season, going 16–16 with a 3.06 ERA. He also pitched over 200 innings for the second consecutive season. In 1990, Hershiser had another solid season, going 14–14 with a 3.42 ERA. However, he missed significant time due to injury and only pitched 183 innings.

In 1991, Hershiser rebounded from his injury-plagued 1990 season and had one of his best seasons ever. He finished the year with a 20–11 record and a 2.31 ERA. He also pitched over 200 innings for the third consecutive season. In 1992, Hershiser had another strong season, going 18–11 with a 2.93 ERA. He also pitched over 200 innings for the fourth consecutive season.

In 1993, Hershiser had another solid season, going 15–15 with a 3.87 ERA. However, he missed significant time due to injury and only pitched 173 innings. In 1994, Hershiser rebounded from his injury-plagued 1993 season and had one of his best seasons ever. He finished the year with a 21–7 record and a 2.59 ERA. He also pitched over 200 innings for the fifth consecutive season.

In 1995, Hershiser had another strong season, going 16–11 with a 3.65 ERA. He also pitched over 200 innings for the sixth consecutive season. In 1996, Hershiser had another solid season, going 13–12 with a 3.81 ERA. However, he missed significant time due to injury and only pitched 168 innings.

In 1997, Hershiser rebounded from his injury-plagued 1996 season and had one of his best seasons ever. He finished the year with a 17–9 record and a 3.41 ERA. He also pitched over 200 innings for the seventh consecutive season. In 1998, Hershiser had another solid season, going 13–13 with a 4.41 ERA. However, he missed significant time due to injury and only pitched 164 innings.

In 1999, Hershiser rebounded from his injury-plagued 1998 season and had one of his best seasons ever. He finished the year with a 15–9 record and a 3.87 ERA. He also pitched over 200 innings for the eighth consecutive season. In 2000, Hershiser’s final season, he went 8–14 with a 5.47 ERA in 32 games (30 starts). He pitched 192 innings and struck out 143 batters.

After 18 seasons in Major League Baseball, Hershiser retired following the 2000 season. During his career, he compiled a 204–150 record with a 3.48 ERA in 430 games (367 starts). He also pitched 2,994 innings and struck out 2,014 batters.

Following his retirement from playing baseball, Hershiser became a color analyst for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball telecasts from 2001 to 2006. In 2007, he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers’ television broadcast team as an analyst on Prime Ticket’s Dodgers Live pre-game show and on Fox Sports Net’s Dodger Talk post-game show. In 2008, he became an analyst on TBS’s Major League Baseball postseason coverage as well as on MLB Network’s MLB Tonight studio show during the regular season

General Info

Full NameOrel Hershiser
Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 16, 1958
Height1.9 m
Weight87 kg
ProfessionBaseball player
EducationCherry Hill High School East, Bowling Green State University

Family

SpouseDana Deaver (m. 2010), Jamie Byars (m. 1981–2005)
ChildrenOrel Leonard Hershiser V, Jordan Hershiser, Sloane Suddeth
ParentsMildred Hershiser, Orel Leonard Hershiser III

Accomplishments

AwardsNational League Cy Young Award, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
NominationsSports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Sports Event Analyst
TV ShowsNational Heads-Up Poker Championship, Sunday Night Baseball, Baseball Tonight

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Sports category.
2Inducted into the Albuquerque [New Mexico] Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.
3Inducted into the Bowling Green State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985.
4Was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon national fraternity (Ohio Kappa chapter - Bowling Green State University.)
5In 1988 he broke Don Drysdale's famous record of 58 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings and now holds the record with 59.
6He won the 1988 NLCS and World Series MVP awards.
7He was a member of the 1987, '88, '89 All-Star teams.
8After retiring in 2000, he became an analyst for ESPN before becoming a pitching coach for the Texas Rangers.
9Pitcher for the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers (1983-1994 & 2000), San Francisco Giants (1998), and New York Mets (1999); and the American League's Cleveland Indians (1995-1997).
10In 1988 led the National League in wins (23), complete games (15), shutouts (8).
11Made major league debut on 1 September 1983.
12Led the National League in innings pitched, 1987-1989 (264-2/3; 267; 256-2/3).
13In 1985 led the National League in winning percentage (.864; 19 wins, 3 losses).

Movies

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knuckleball!2012Documentary additional thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Access Sportsnet: Los Angeles2014TV SeriesHimself - Dodgers Pre-Game MLB Analyst
Mike & Mike2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - ESPN MLB Analyst / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - ESPN Baseball Analyst / ...
Sunday Night Baseball1991-2013TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator / Himself - Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher / Himself - New York Mets Pitcher / ...
The Apprentice2012TV SeriesHimself - Show Attendee
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
2010 World Series of Poker2010TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
Poker After Dark2009TV SeriesHimself
Prime 92009TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHimself
Baseball Tonight2006TV SeriesHimself - Analyst
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Beyond the Glory2004TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Where Is God Now?2001TV MovieHimself
1999 National League Championship Series1999TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Mets Pitcher
1997 World Series1997Video documentaryHimself - Cleveland Indians pitcher
1997 American League Championship Series1997TV SeriesHimself - Cleveland Indians Pitcher
My Oh My!1996DocumentaryHimself
1995 American League Championship Series1995TV SeriesHimself - Cleveland Indians Pitcher
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Choir Member
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1990TV SeriesHimself
McGee and Me!1990TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHimself
Today1989TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope's Jolly Christmas Show1988TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1988TV SeriesHimself
1988 World Series Video: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Oakland A's1988VideoHimself
1988 National League Championship Series1988TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher
1988 MLB All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself - NL Pitcher
1987 MLB All-Star Game1987TV SpecialHimself - NL Pitcher
1985 National League Championship Series1985TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knuckleball!2012DocumentaryHimself - Texas Rangers Pitching Coach (uncredited)
Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1988TV SeriesHimself from BOB HOPE'S JOLLY CHRISTMAS SHOW

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2011EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Sports Event Analyst

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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