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Full Name: Orel Leonard Hershiser Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/190 First Game: September 1, 1983
Birthdate: September 16, 1958 Final Game: June 26, 2000
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York MLB Experience: 18 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on September 16, 1958 in Buffalo, New York, Orel Hershiser (Orel Leonard Hershiser) played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants and New York Mets over the course of his 18 year career. Hershiser broke into the bigs on September 1, 1983 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and put up a 2.66 ERA in 189.2 innings pitched in 1984, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Orel Hershiser's best season was 1988, when he posted a 2.26 ERA, won 23 games and struck out 178 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1983 LA N 8 0 0 0 3.38 5 6 3 0 0 1 8 7 1 6 0 1 0
1984 LA N 45 20 11 8 2.66 150 65 56 8 4 2 189.2 160 9 50 8 8 4
1985 LA N 36 34 19 3 2.03 157 72 54 9 5 0 239.2 179 8 68 5 5 6
1986 LA N 35 35 14 14 3.85 153 112 99 8 1 0 231.1 213 13 86 11 12 5
1987 LA N 37 35 16 16 3.06 190 105 90 10 1 1 264.2 247 17 74 5 11 9
1988 LA N 35 34 23 8 2.26 178 73 67 15 8 1 267 208 18 73 10 6 4
1989 LA N 35 33 15 15 2.31 178 75 66 8 4 0 256.2 226 9 77 14 8 3
1990 LA N 4 4 1 1 4.26 16 12 12 0 0 0 25.1 26 1 4 0 0 1
1991 LA N 21 21 7 2 3.46 73 43 43 0 0 0 112 112 3 32 6 2 5
1992 LA N 33 33 10 15 3.67 130 101 86 1 0 0 210.2 209 15 69 13 10 8
1993 LA N 33 33 12 14 3.59 141 106 86 5 1 0 215.2 201 17 72 13 7 7
1994 LA N 21 21 6 6 3.79 72 67 57 1 0 0 135.1 146 15 42 6 6 2
1995 CLE A 26 26 16 6 3.87 111 76 72 1 1 0 167.1 151 21 51 1 3 5
1996 CLE A 33 33 15 9 4.24 125 115 97 1 0 0 206 238 21 58 4 11 12
1997 CLE A 32 32 14 6 4.47 107 105 97 1 0 0 195.1 199 26 69 2 11 11
1998 SF N 34 34 11 10 4.41 126 105 99 0 0 0 202 200 22 85 7 12 13
1999 NY N 32 32 13 12 4.58 89 92 91 0 0 0 179 175 14 77 2 6 11
2000 LA N 10 6 1 5 13.14 13 36 36 0 0 0 24.2 42 5 14 1 2 11
Total NL 419 375 159 129 3.32 1671 1070 945 65 24 5 2561.2 2351 167 829 101 96 89
Total AL 91 91 45 21 4.21 343 296 266 3 1 0 568.2 588 68 178 7 25 28
Total 510 466 204 150 3.48 2014 1366 1211 68 25 5 3130.1 2939 235 1007 108 121 117

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1983 LA N P 8 0 8 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1.000
1984 LA N P 45 20 189.2 17 28 5 2 0 1 16 4 2 .900
1985 LA N P 36 34 239.2 20 45 7 4 0 0 23 9 3 .903
1986 LA N P 35 35 231.1 22 36 3 6 0 1 25 8 0 .951
1987 LA N P 37 35 264.2 37 34 5 6 0 2 12 9 1 .934
1988 LA N P 35 34 267 32 60 6 6 0 0 13 10 5 .939
1989 LA N P 35 33 256.2 24 51 4 2 0 3 11 8 2 .949
1990 LA N P 4 4 25.1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1.000
1991 LA N P 21 21 112 12 18 1 1 0 0 11 2 2 .968
1992 LA N P 33 33 210.2 28 41 3 2 0 2 13 7 0 .958
1993 LA N P 33 33 215.2 20 43 3 1 0 2 10 10 0 .955
1994 LA N P 21 21 135.1 22 24 2 3 0 1 11 3 1 .958
1995 CLE A P 26 26 167.1 16 31 2 1 0 3 5 4 1 .959
1996 CLE A P 33 33 206 20 47 2 3 0 1 4 3 0 .971
1997 CLE A P 32 32 195.1 20 29 4 2 0 0 4 8 1 .925
1998 SF N P 34 34 202 21 36 1 3 0 1 9 3 0 .983
1999 NY N P 32 32 179 19 35 3 1 0 1 9 4 1 .947
2000 LA N P 10 6 24.2 1 6 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1.000
Total P 510 466 3130.1 332 569 51 44 0 22 181 94 19 .946

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1983 LA N 8 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 LA N 45 50 4 10 0 2 .200 .259 .200 0 0 3 14 1 8 0 0 0
1985 LA N 37 76 5 15 0 4 .197 .247 .211 1 0 4 20 1 10 1 0 0
1986 LA N 37 71 4 17 0 8 .239 .250 .282 3 0 1 17 0 10 0 0 1
1987 LA N 40 90 10 19 0 7 .211 .228 .267 5 0 2 17 0 10 2 0 1
1988 LA N 36 85 1 11 0 6 .129 .140 .176 2 1 1 18 0 19 0 0 1
1989 LA N 35 77 4 14 0 2 .182 .220 .260 4 1 4 25 0 10 0 0 0
1990 LA N 4 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1991 LA N 21 31 6 8 0 2 .258 .324 .323 2 0 3 8 0 4 1 0 0
1992 LA N 35 68 6 15 0 5 .221 .229 .294 5 0 1 10 0 6 1 0 0
1993 LA N 34 73 11 26 0 6 .356 .373 .411 4 0 2 5 0 8 0 0 1
1994 LA N 21 44 4 9 0 4 .205 .245 .205 0 0 2 10 1 3 1 0 0
1995 CLE A 26 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 CLE A 33 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 CLE A 32 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
1998 SF N 34 66 7 10 0 1 .152 .200 .182 2 0 3 16 1 8 1 0 0
1999 NY N 32 62 3 9 0 3 .145 .154 .161 1 0 1 18 0 3 1 0 3
2000 LA N 10 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 429 807 65 163 0 50 .202 .230 .243 29 2 27 181 4 100 8 0 7
Total AL 91 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
Total 520 810 65 163 0 50 .201 .230 .242 29 2 27 182 5 101 8 0 7

Transactions

  • Selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in the 17th round of the free-agent draft (June 5, 1979 - signed June 9, 1979).
  • Granted free agency (November 1, 1991).
  • Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers (December 3, 1991).
  • Granted free agency (October 17, 1994).
  • Signed by Cleveland Indians (April 8, 1995).
  • Granted free agency (October 29, 1997).
  • Signed by San Francisco Giants (December 9, 1997).
  • Granted free agency (November 2, 1998).
  • Signed by Cleveland Indians (February 20, 1999).
  • Released by Cleveland Indians (March 25, 1999).
  • Signed by New York Mets (March 25, 1999).
  • Granted free agency (November 1, 1999).
  • Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers (December 17, 1999).
  • Released by Los Angeles Dodgers (June 27, 2000).

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