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Date of Birth 16 September 1958Buffalo, New York, USA
Birth NameOrel Leonard Hershiser IV
Nickname Bulldog
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Orel Hershiser was born on September 16, 1958 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Orel Leonard Hershiser IV. He was previously married to Jamie Byars.

Spouse (1)

Jamie Byars (7 February 1981 - 2005) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (12)

In 1985 led the National League in winning percentage (.864; 19 wins, 3 losses).
Led the National League in innings pitched, 1987-1989 (264-2/3; 267; 256-2/3).
Made major league debut on 1 September 1983.
In 1988 led the National League in wins (23), complete games (15), shutouts (8).
Pitcher 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).
After retiring in 2000, he became an analyst for ESPN before becoming a pitching coach for the Texas Rangers.
He was a member of the 1987, '88, '89 All-Star teams.
He won the 1988 NLCS and World Series MVP awards.
In 1988 he broke Don Drysdale's famous record of 58 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings and now holds the record with 59.
Was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon national fraternity (Ohio Kappa chapter - Bowling Green State University.)
Inducted into the Bowling Green State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985.
Inducted into the Albuquerque [New Mexico] Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.

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