Orel Hershiser

Orel Hershiser of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Birthdate 9/16/1958
Death Date
Debut Year 1983
Year of Induction
Teams Dodgers, Giants, Indians
Positions Announcer, Pitcher, Pitching Coach

In 1988 Orel Hershiser set the mark for consecutive scoreless innings, was the Cy Young winner & the MVP of both the NLCS and World Series.

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In his rookie year Orel Hershiser tied for the NL lead in shutouts

In his rookie year Orel Hershiser tied for the NL lead in shutouts

A 17th-round pick of the Dodgers in 1979, Orel Hershiser enjoyed a 22-year professional baseball career. The right-hander made his big league debut as a September call up in 1983. He pitched in eight games that season. The following year Hershiser was in the majors to stay. The 6’3″ hurl
Dodger fans remember when Hershiser was the Master of the House in 1988

Dodger fans remember when Hershiser was the Master of the House in 1988

The Dodgers remain one of the few big league teams to have a live organist at every game. The longest-running Dodger organist was Nancy Bea Hefley who tickled the ivories for the Dodgers from 1988 through 2015. A statuesque classy figure, Hefley searched for
Tommy Lasorda recalls Hershiser's magical '88 campaign

Tommy Lasorda recalls Hershiser's magical '88 campaign

In the collection is this letter written by Dodger Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda on his 75th birthday. The Dodger skipper writes of Hershiser’s greatness. “When we won the World Series in 1988, it was a great year. Nobody believed we could do it, but we did. Orel Hershiser won 23 ga
Sports Illustrated named Hershiser their Sportsman of the Year in 1988; is he a candidate for Cooperstown?

Sports Illustrated named Hershiser their Sportsman of the Year in 1988; is he a candidate for Cooperstown?

Shown here is the 1988 Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year” issue. Hershiser graces on the cover and has neatly signed his name on the white portion of the cover. The Dodgers and the pitcher had a storybook season. The righty led the way on the hill, capturing the Cy Young Award as

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Orel Hershiser’s Cy Young Season had its own Soundtrack

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Orel Hershiser

Music has a way of making memories come to life. All it takes for a return to childhood is to hear the lullabies mom sang, or the songs of our youth on the radio. Baseball has its own soundtrack. Take Me Out to the Ball Game brings smiles to the faces of baseball fans no matter where it’s heard. For Dodger faithful, there’s a song that evokes images of Cy Young Award winner Orel Hershiser and the team’s last championship in 1988. Master of the House, a song from the musical Les Miserables, was played each time Hershiser warmed up before home games. Fans at the stadium soon associated the song with Hershiser’s goosebumps-producing performances that featured a Major League record 59 consecutive scoreless innings, and a World Series championship. So how did the tune become Hershiser’s own private song? Turning back the clock to ‘88, we find Nancy Bea Hefley, then in her first year as organist at Dodger Stadium. A poised, classy figure, Hefley fondly recalls watching Les Mis at the Shubert Theater, hearing Master of the House for the first time early in the 1988 season. “Even though it was a rowdy number, I thought it was catchy,” Hefley said. But it wasn’t Hershiser she had in mind when she decided […]

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One response to “Orel Hershiser”

  1. Frank Martinez says:

    Orel Hershiser belongs in the Hall of Fame!

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