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Orel Hershiser

Orel Leonard Hershiser (Bulldog) (twitter: @OrelHershiser)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 16, 1958 in Buffalo, NY
High School: Cherry Hill East HS (Cherry Hill, NJ)
School: Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 17th round of the 1979 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 1979. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1983 (Age 24.350, 12,402nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Indians/Giants/Mets 1983-2000
Agents: Bob Gilhooley,Jim Bronner, previously: Robert Fraley [*]
Last Game: June 26, 2000 (Age 41.284)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1983 LAD NL 24 P 8 0 0 8.0 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 2.25 0.25 .950 1.91 1.91 0 1 100% 33% 0
1984 LAD NL 25 P 45 20 8 189.2 50 17 28 5 2 .900 2.14 1.00 .954 1.88 1.87 16 4 20% 31% 2 RoY-3
1985 LAD NL 26 P 36 34 9 239.2 72 20 45 7 4 .903 2.44 1.81 .953 1.92 1.92 23 9 28% 30% 3 CYA-3,MVP-16
1986 LAD NL 27 P 35 35 8 231.1 61 22 36 3 6 .951 2.26 1.66 .955 1.94 1.94 25 8 24% 32% 0
1987 LAD NL 28 P 37 35 10 264.2 76 37 34 5 6 .934 2.41 1.92 .955 1.91 1.90 12 9 43% 29% 1 AS,CYA-4
1988 LAD NL 29 P 35 34 15 267.0 98 32 60 6 6 .939 3.10 2.63 .955 1.96 1.96 13 10 43% 29% 5 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6,GG
1989 LAD NL 30 P 35 33 8 256.2 79 24 51 4 2 .949 2.63 2.14 .947 1.87 1.87 11 8 42% 32% 2 AS,CYA-4
1990 LAD NL 31 P 4 4 0 25.1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.42 1.00 .958 1.81 1.80 0 1 100% 29% 0
1991 LAD NL 32 P 21 21 0 112.0 31 12 18 1 1 .968 2.41 1.43 .955 1.86 1.85 11 2 15% 33% 2
1992 LAD NL 33 P 33 33 1 210.2 72 28 41 3 2 .958 2.95 2.09 .954 1.94 1.94 13 7 35% 32% 0
1993 LAD NL 34 P 33 33 5 215.2 66 20 43 3 1 .955 2.63 1.91 .953 1.84 1.83 10 10 50% 32% 0 SS
1994 LAD NL 35 P 21 21 1 135.1 48 22 24 2 3 .958 3.06 2.19 .958 1.86 1.85 11 3 21% 32% 1
1995 CLE AL 36 P 26 26 1 167.1 49 16 31 2 1 .959 2.53 1.81 .960 1.79 1.77 5 4 44% 31% 1
1996 CLE AL 37 P 33 33 1 206.0 69 20 47 2 3 .971 2.93 2.03 .960 1.77 1.76 4 3 43% 30% 0
1997 CLE AL 38 P 32 32 1 195.1 53 20 29 4 2 .925 2.26 1.53 .955 1.71 1.69 4 8 67% 32% 1
1998 SFG NL 39 P 34 34 0 202.0 58 21 36 1 3 .983 2.54 1.68 .961 1.85 1.84 9 3 25% 32% 0
1999 NYM NL 40 P 32 32 0 179.0 57 19 35 3 1 .947 2.72 1.69 .951 1.72 1.71 9 4 31% 29% 1
2000 LAD NL 41 P 10 6 0 24.2 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 2.55 0.70 .961 1.75 1.72 5 0 0% 32% 0
18 Seasons P 510 466 68 3130.1 952 332 569 51 44 .946 2.59 1.77 .955 1.86 1.85 181 94 34% 31% 19
18 Seasons TOT 510 466 68 3130.1 952 332 569 51 44 .946 2.59 1.77 .955 1.86 1.85 181 94 34% 31% 19
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1983 LAD NL 24 P
1984 LAD NL 25 P
1985 LAD NL 26 P
1986 LAD NL 27 P
1987 LAD NL 28 P
1988 LAD NL 29 P
1989 LAD NL 30 P
1990 LAD NL 31 P
1991 LAD NL 32 P
1992 LAD NL 33 P
1993 LAD NL 34 P
1994 LAD NL 35 P
1995 CLE AL 36 P
1996 CLE AL 37 P
1997 CLE AL 38 P
1998 SFG NL 39 P
1999 NYM NL 40 P
2000 LAD NL 41 P
18 Seasons P
18 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1983 LAD NL 24 8 0 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 LAD NL 25 45 20 45 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 LAD NL 26 37 34 37 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 LAD NL 27 37 35 37 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1987 LAD NL 28 40 35 40 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1988 LAD NL 29 36 34 36 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1989 LAD NL 30 35 33 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 LAD NL 31 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 LAD NL 32 21 21 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 LAD NL 33 35 33 35 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1993 LAD NL 34 34 34 34 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 LAD NL 35 21 21 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 CLE AL 36 26 26 0 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 CLE AL 37 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 CLE AL 38 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 SFG NL 39 34 34 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 NYM NL 40 32 32 31 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 LAD NL 41 10 6 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Seasons 520 467 430 510 510 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1983 LAD NL 24 37 78% 41% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
1984 LAD NL 25 770 78% 37% 32 88% 0 16 0 11 27 21 2 5 0 3 2 3 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1985 LAD NL 26 953 79% 38% 47 87% 0 19 1 17 42 31 4 7 0 5 2 5 3 3 3 0 4 75%
1986 LAD NL 27 988 80% 40% 38 95% 1 22 2 18 36 25 4 3 0 1 2 1 5 2 3 2 12 92%
1987 LAD NL 28 1093 78% 40% 41 85% 0 36 0 30 34 25 8 5 0 3 2 2 6 5 6 0 13 92%
1988 LAD NL 29 1068 79% 43% 69 90% 2 28 1 20 61 45 8 6 1 1 4 1 6 5 6 0 10 80%
1989 LAD NL 30 1047 79% 42% 64 84% 2 25 2 16 52 41 4 4 0 0 4 2 2 1 1 1 15 73%
1990 LAD NL 31 106 84% 42% 4 75% 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1991 LAD NL 32 473 81% 40% 16 100% 2 12 0 10 18 10 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 100%
1992 LAD NL 33 910 81% 40% 43 100% 0 28 3 24 42 36 1 3 0 0 3 0 2 1 1 1 10 100%
1993 LAD NL 34 912 78% 41% 48 88% 1 20 0 16 43 35 4 3 0 0 3 2 1 1 1 0 6 83%
1994 LAD NL 35 575 83% 42% 26 88% 1 22 1 20 24 18 1 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 4 100%
1995 CLE AL 36 683 78% 43% 37 84% 1 16 0 13 31 27 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1996 CLE AL 37 908 81% 44% 52 94% 0 22 1 17 46 37 5 2 1 1 0 1 3 2 3 0 7 100%
1997 CLE AL 38 826 80% 43% 37 86% 0 20 2 17 30 27 2 4 0 0 4 2 2 2 2 0 5 60%
1998 SFG NL 39 887 77% 42% 47 79% 0 21 0 18 36 30 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 10 80%
1999 NYM NL 40 776 80% 41% 37 97% 0 19 1 14 35 31 0 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 6 83%
2000 LAD NL 41 136 76% 34% 6 100% 0 1 0 1 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Seasons 13148 79% 41% 646 89% 10 328 14 263 568 447 50 51 3 15 33 22 40 26 35 5 111 86%
MLB Averages 79% 31% 91% 86%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2006 BBWAA (11.2%)
2007 BBWAA ( 4.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1985 NL (16, 3%)
1988 NL (6, 33%)
0.36 Career Shares (564th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1985 NL (3, 14%)
1987 NL (4, 12%)
1988 NL (1, 100%)
1989 NL (4, 6%)
1 Cy Young
1.32 Career Shares (40th)

Gold Gloves
1988 NL (P)

Silver Sluggers
1993 NL (P)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1984 July NL Pitcher of the Month
1987 June NL Pitcher of the Month
1988 April NL Pitcher of the Month
1988 September NL Pitcher of the Month
1996 June AL Pitcher of the Month
1998 May NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1984 Jul 15th NL Player of the Week
1986 Aug 3rd NL Player of the Week
1987 Jun 14th NL Player of the Week
1988 Oct 2nd NL Player of the Week

Putouts as P s c a p y
1987 NL  37 (1st)
1988 NL  32 (1st)
1989 NL  24 (2nd)
1992 NL  28 (3rd)
1994 NL  22 (1st)
1997 AL  20 (4th)
1999 NL  19 (4th)
Career  332 (8th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1985 NL  45 (2nd)
1988 NL  60 (1st)
1989 NL  51 (1st)
1996 AL  47 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1984 NL  5 (1st)
1985 NL  7 (1st)
1987 NL  5 (2nd)
1988 NL  6 (1st)
1997 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1985 NL  2.44 (3rd)
1988 NL  3.10 (1st)
1989 NL  2.63 (2nd)
1992 NL  2.95 (3rd)
1993 NL  2.63 (4th)
1994 NL  3.06 (1st)
1996 AL  2.93 (2nd)
1998 NL  2.54 (4th)
1999 NL  2.72 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1985 NL  1.81 (4th)
1987 NL  1.92 (4th)
1988 NL  2.63 (1st)
1989 NL  2.14 (2nd)
1992 NL  2.09 (2nd)
1993 NL  1.91 (4th)
1994 NL  2.19 (2nd)
1996 AL  2.03 (2nd)
1999 NL  1.69 (5th)

Salary s c a p y
1989 NL  $2,766,667 (1st)
1991 NL  $3,166,667 (9th)
1992 NL  $4,333,333 (7th)
1993 NL  $4,333,333 (10th)

Oldest s c a p y
1997 AL  born 1958-09-16 (10th)
1998 NL  born 1958-09-16 (6th)
1999 NL  born 1958-09-16 (2nd)
2000 NL  born 1958-09-16 (2nd)

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