Orel Hershiser Stats

Orel Hershiser was born on Tuesday, September 16, 1958, in Buffalo, New York. Hershiser was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 1, 1983, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Orel Hershiser baseball stats page.

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"Go after the hitter, I said. Quit being so careful. Get ahead of the count. Even the good hitters are going to fail 70 percent of the time. You got what it takes to get anybody out. What I saw in Orel over the next twelve years was a baseball player with a tenacious will to learn, to grow, and to improve. I saw an standing young man who was a hard worker - aggressive, even daring, on the mound. Not only did I get what I asked for, I got more . Without a doubt, Orel Hershiser is one of the smartest baseball players I've ever managed. He intelligence is visible on and off the field. He's a gentleman. He loves God. He loves his family. Orel's the real thing. Since that day back in 1983 when I first met him, we've become like father and son. I loved him as a manager and today I love him as a friend." - Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda in Between the Lines: Nine Things Baseball Taught Me About Life (Orel Hershiser, Faithwords, 07/01/2002, Foreward)

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Orel 'Bulldog' Hershiser Autograph on a 1994 Donruss (#16)

Orel 'Bulldog' Hershiser Autograph on a 1994 Donruss (#16)

Birth Name:
Orel Leonard Hershiser ( Twitter : @OrelHershiser )
Nickname:
Bulldog
Born On:
09-16-1958  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Buffalo, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Cherry Hill East High School (Cherry Hill, NJ)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
09-01-1983 (Age 24)
Last Game:
06-26-2000
Draft:
1979 : 17th Round (440th)

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Orel Hershiser Pitching Stats

1983 25 Dodgers 8 0 4 0 0 .000 3.38 0 0 1 8.0 37 7 3 6 1 6 0 5 1 0 0 -
1984 26 Dodgers 45 20 10 11 8 .579 2.66 8 4 2 189.2 771 160 56 65 9 50 8 150 8 4 1 -
1985 27 Dodgers 36 34 1 19 3 .864 2.03 9 5 0 239.2 953 179 54 72 8 68 5 157 5 6 0 -
1986 28 Dodgers 35 35 0 14 14 .500 3.85 8 1 0 231.1 988 213 99 112 13 86 11 153 12 5 3 -
1987 29 Dodgers 37 35 2 16 16 .500 3.06 10 1 1 264.2 1,093 247 90 105 17 74 5 190 11 9 2 -
1988 30 Dodgers 35 34 1 23 8 .742 2.26 15 8 1 267.0 1,068 208 67 73 18 73 10 178 6 4 5 -
1989 31 Dodgers 35 33 0 15 15 .500 2.31 8 4 0 256.2 1,047 226 66 75 9 77 14 178 8 3 4 -
1990 32 Dodgers 4 4 0 1 1 .500 4.26 0 0 0 25.1 106 26 12 12 1 4 0 16 0 1 1 -
1991 33 Dodgers 21 21 0 7 2 .778 3.46 0 0 0 112.0 473 112 43 43 3 32 6 73 2 5 4 -
1992 34 Dodgers 33 33 0 10 15 .400 3.67 1 0 0 210.2 910 209 86 101 15 69 13 130 10 8 0 -
1993 35 Dodgers 33 33 0 12 14 .462 3.59 5 1 0 215.2 913 201 86 106 17 72 13 141 7 7 0 -
1994 36 Dodgers 21 21 0 6 6 .500 3.79 1 0 0 135.1 575 146 57 67 15 42 6 72 6 2 2 -
1995 37 Indians 26 26 0 16 6 .727 3.87 1 1 0 167.1 683 151 72 76 21 51 1 111 3 5 0 -
1996 38 Indians 33 33 0 15 9 .625 4.24 1 0 0 206.0 908 238 97 115 21 58 4 125 11 12 1 -
1997 39 Indians 32 32 0 14 6 .700 4.47 1 0 0 195.1 826 199 97 105 26 69 2 107 11 11 0 -
1998 40 Giants 34 34 0 11 10 .524 4.41 0 0 0 202.0 887 200 99 105 22 85 7 126 12 13 0 -
1999 41 Mets 32 32 0 13 11 .542 4.58 0 0 0 179.0 776 175 91 92 14 77 2 89 6 11 0 0
2000 42 Dodgers 10 6 1 1 5 .167 13.13 0 0 0 24.2 136 42 36 36 5 14 1 13 2 11 0 1
18 Years 510 466 19 204 149 .578 3.48 68 25 5 3,130.1 13,150 2,939 1,211 1,366 235 1,007 108 2,014 121 117 23 1

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Orel Hershiser Hitting Stats

1983 25 Dodgers 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1984 26 Dodgers 45 50 4 10 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 14 8 0 1 0 .200 .259 .200
1985 27 Dodgers 36 76 5 15 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 20 10 0 1 0 .197 .247 .211
1986 28 Dodgers 37 71 4 17 3 0 0 0 8 1 0 17 10 0 0 1 .239 .250 .282
1987 29 Dodgers 40 90 10 19 5 0 0 0 7 2 0 17 10 0 0 1 .211 .228 .267
1988 30 Dodgers 36 85 1 11 2 1 0 0 6 1 0 18 19 0 0 1 .129 .140 .176
1989 31 Dodgers 35 77 4 14 4 1 0 0 2 4 0 25 10 1 0 0 .182 .220 .260
1990 32 Dodgers 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 33 Dodgers 21 31 6 8 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 8 4 0 0 0 .258 .324 .323
1992 34 Dodgers 35 68 6 15 5 0 0 0 5 1 0 10 6 1 0 0 .221 .229 .294
1993 35 Dodgers 34 73 11 26 4 0 0 0 6 2 0 5 8 0 0 1 .356 .373 .411
1994 36 Dodgers 22 44 4 9 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 10 3 2 1 0 .205 .245 .205
1995 37 Indians 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1996 38 Indians 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1997 39 Indians 32 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000
1998 40 Giants 34 66 7 10 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 16 8 0 1 0 .152 .200 .182
1999 41 Mets 32 62 3 9 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 18 3 2 0 3 .145 .154 .161
2000 42 Dodgers 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
18 Years 520 810 65 163 29 2 0 0 50 27 0 182 101 6 5 7 .201 .230 .242

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Orel Hershiser Fielding Stats

1983 Dodgers P 8 0 24 2 0.3 2 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1984 Dodgers P 45 20 569 50 1.1 45 17 28 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.14
1985 Dodgers P 36 34 719 72 2.0 65 20 45 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .903 2.44
1986 Dodgers P 35 35 694 61 1.7 58 22 36 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.26
1987 Dodgers P 37 35 794 76 2.1 71 37 34 5 6 n/a n/a n/a .934 2.41
1988 Dodgers P 35 34 801 98 2.8 92 32 60 6 6 n/a n/a n/a .939 3.10
1989 Dodgers P 35 33 770 79 2.3 75 24 51 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .949 2.63
1990 Dodgers P 4 4 76 4 1.0 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.42
1991 Dodgers P 21 21 336 31 1.5 30 12 18 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.41
1992 Dodgers P 33 33 632 72 2.2 69 28 41 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.95
1993 Dodgers P 33 33 647 66 2.0 63 20 43 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.63
1994 Dodgers P 21 21 406 48 2.3 46 22 24 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.06
1995 Indians P 26 26 502 49 1.9 47 16 31 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.53
1996 Indians P 33 33 618 69 2.1 67 20 47 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.93
1997 Indians P 32 32 586 53 1.7 49 20 29 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .925 2.26
1998 Giants P 34 34 606 58 1.7 57 21 36 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.54
1999 Mets P 32 32 537 56 1.8 53 18 35 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.66
2000 Dodgers P 10 6 74 7 0.7 7 1 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.55
P Totals 510 466 9,391 951 1.9 900 331 569 51 44 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.59
18 Years 510 466 9,391 951 1.9 900 331 569 51 44 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.59

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Orel Hershiser Miscellaneous Stats

1983 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.83 5.63 6.75
1984 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.6 25.0 3.00 7.12 2.37
1985 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.8 19.0 2.31 5.90 2.55
1986 Dodgers 0 1 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 4.2 8.9 1.78 5.95 3.35
1987 Dodgers 2 1 .667 3 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 12.9 2.57 6.46 2.52
1988 Dodgers 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 14.2 2.44 6.00 2.46
1989 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.1 38.5 2.31 6.24 2.70
1990 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 0.0 4.00 5.68 1.42
1991 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.9 15.5 2.28 5.87 2.57
1992 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 0.0 6.8 13.6 1.88 5.55 2.95
1993 Dodgers 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.6 12.2 1.96 5.88 3.00
1994 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.4 11.0 1.71 4.79 2.79
1995 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.18 5.97 2.74
1996 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.16 5.46 2.53
1997 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.55 4.93 3.18
1998 Giants 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0.0 4.1 66.0 1.48 5.61 3.79
1999 Mets 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0.0 3.4 20.7 1.16 4.47 3.87
2000 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.93 4.74 5.11
18 Years 8 3 .727 6 3 0 0.0 4.5 16.2 2.00 5.79 2.90

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Orel Hershiser Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1983 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $39,500.00 - -
1984 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $48,500.00 - -
1985 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $212,000.00 - -
1986 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $1,000,000.00 - -
1987 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $800,000.00 Stats -
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $1,100,000.00 Stats Stats
1989 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $2,766,667.00 Stats -
1990 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $1,966,667.00 - -
1991 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $3,166,667.00 - -
1992 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $4,333,333.00 - -
1993 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $4,333,333.00 - -
1994 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $3,333,334.00 - n/a
1995 Cleveland Indians 55 $1,500,000.00 - Stats
1996 Cleveland Indians 55 $1,750,000.00 - -
1997 Cleveland Indians 55 $3,100,000.00 - Stats
1998 San Francisco Giants 53 $3,720,000.00 - -
1999 New York Mets 55 $2,500,000.00 - -
2000 Los Angeles Dodgers 55 $2,000,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Orel Hershiser was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Hershiser was named one of the thirty-six pitchers.

Orel Hershiser Record

Orel Hershiser Record | The Salinas Journal | September 30, 1988 (Page 16)

Orel Hershiser Consecutive Scoreless Innings Pitched Record

Date / Box Scoreless IP Hits Strikeouts
08-30-1988 4.0 Scoreless Innings 3 Hits Allowed 4 Strikeouts
09-05-1988 9.0 Scoreless Innings 4 Hits Allowed 8 Strikeouts
09-10-1988 9.0 Scoreless Innings 7 Hits Allowed 8 Strikeouts
09-14-1988 9.0 Scoreless Innings 6 Hits Allowed 8 Strikeouts
09-19-1988 9.0 Scoreless Innings 4 Hits Allowed 5 Strikeouts
09-23-1988 9.0 Scoreless Innings 5 Hits Allowed 2 Strikeouts
09-28-1988 10.0 Scoreless Innings 4 Hits Allowed 3 Strikeouts
59.0 Scoreless Innings 33 Hits Allowed 39 Strikeouts

In 1913, Hall of Fame ace Walter Johnson threw an American League record 55.2 consecutive scoreless innings , the American League record. In 1968, Hall of Fame ace Don Drysdale threw a National League record 58.0 consecutive scoreless innings . The Bulldog had a Major League record 59.0 consecutive scoreless innings pitched and here at Baseball Almanac we have researched and tracked every pitcher in history with at least 40 scoreless innings .

Orel Hershiser Out of the Blue Promo Card

Orel Hershiser Promo Card | Orel Hershiser Out of the Blue Book | 1989

Orel Hershisher went 7-0 in postseason games, the first pitcher to reach that plateau (it ended during the 1995 World Series ) and he held that mark until Orlando Hernandez went 8-0 to start his postseason career. The Bulldog is often remembered for his scoreless innings pitched record, but he was also a three time All Star ( 1987 , 1988 , 1989 ) who led the National League in innings pitched those same three years. In 1989, Out of the Blue was published due in part to his truly, truly, truly legendary 1988 season where Orel set the scoreless innings mark, won the Cy Young Award , led the National League in wins (23), innings pitched (267.0), complete games (15), shutouts (8), and in the postseason Orel won the N.L.C.S. Most Valuable Player Award and the World Series Most Valuable Player Award (in the 1988 World Series Hershiser went 2-0 and hit 1.000).
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