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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, New York, United States
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 MLB June Amateur Draft from Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH).

Major League Stats


Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1979 20 -1.1 Clinton MIDW A LAD 4 0 1.000 2.09 3.14 15 4 1 0 2 43.0 33 15 10 2 17 0 33 2 0 5 1.163 6.9 0.4 3.6 6.9 1.94
1980 21 -1.9 San Antonio TL AA LAD 5 9 .357 3.55 4.87 49 3 1 0 14 109.0 120 59 43 7 59 5 75 2 1 13 1.642 9.9 0.6 4.9 6.2 1.27
1981 22 -1.0 San Antonio TL AA LAD 7 6 .538 4.68 4.76 42 4 30 3 1 15 102.0 94 54 53 12 50 5 95 5 0 14 1.412 8.3 1.1 4.4 8.4 1.90
1982 23 -2.1 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 9 6 .600 3.71 5.31 47 7 20 2 0 4 123.2 121 73 51 10 63 6 93 4 1 12 1.488 8.8 0.7 4.6 6.8 1.48
1983 24 -1.6 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 10 8 .556 4.09 4.89 49 10 32 6 0 16 134.1 132 73 61 16 57 8 95 8 0 10 1.407 8.8 1.1 3.8 6.4 1.67
1983 24 -4.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 0 0 3.38 6.75 8 0 4 0 0 1 8.0 7 6 3 1 6 0 5 0 0 1 37 1.625 7.9 1.1 6.8 5.6 0.83
1984 25 -3.1 LAD NL MLB LAD 11 8 .579 2.66 3.08 45 20 10 8 4 2 189.2 160 65 56 9 50 8 150 4 1 8 771 1.107 7.6 0.4 2.4 7.1 3.00
1985 26 -2.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 19 3 .864 2.03 2.70 36 34 1 9 5 0 239.2 179 72 54 8 68 5 157 6 0 5 953 1.031 6.7 0.3 2.6 5.9 2.31
1986 27 -1.3 LAD NL MLB LAD 14 14 .500 3.85 4.36 35 35 0 8 1 0 231.1 213 112 99 13 86 11 153 5 3 12 988 1.293 8.3 0.5 3.3 6.0 1.78
1987 28 -0.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 16 16 .500 3.06 3.57 37 35 2 10 1 1 264.2 247 105 90 17 74 5 190 9 2 11 1093 1.213 8.4 0.6 2.5 6.5 2.57
1988 29 0.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 23 8 .742 2.26 2.46 35 34 1 15 8 1 267.0 208 73 67 18 73 10 178 4 5 6 1068 1.052 7.0 0.6 2.5 6.0 2.44
1989 30 1.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 15 15 .500 2.31 2.63 35 33 0 8 4 0 256.2 226 75 66 9 77 14 178 3 4 8 1047 1.181 7.9 0.3 2.7 6.2 2.31
1990 31 2.6 LAD NL MLB LAD 1 1 .500 4.26 4.26 4 4 0 0 0 0 25.1 26 12 12 1 4 0 16 1 1 0 106 1.184 9.2 0.4 1.4 5.7 4.00
1991 32 8.8 3 Teams 3 Lgs A+-AA-AAA LAD 2 1 .667 1.17 1.96 4 4 0 0 0 0 23.0 21 5 3 1 2 0 16 0 1 1 90 1.000 8.2 0.4 0.8 6.3 8.00
1991 32 8.8 Bakersfield CALL A+ LAD 2 0 1.000 0.82 1.64 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 5 2 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 40 0.545 4.1 0.0 0.8 4.9 6.00
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1991 32 7.8 San Antonio TL AA LAD 0 1 .000 2.57 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 11 3 2 1 1 0 5 0 1 0 31 1.714 14.1 1.3 1.3 6.4 5.00
1991 32 6.1 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 0 0 0.00 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 19 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1991 32 3.9 LAD NL MLB LAD 7 2 .778 3.46 3.46 21 21 0 0 0 0 112.0 112 43 43 3 32 6 73 5 4 2 473 1.286 9.0 0.2 2.6 5.9 2.28
1992 33 4.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 10 15 .400 3.67 4.31 33 33 0 1 0 0 210.2 209 101 86 15 69 13 130 8 0 10 910 1.320 8.9 0.6 2.9 5.6 1.88
1993 34 5.8 LAD NL MLB LAD 12 14 .462 3.59 4.42 33 33 0 5 1 0 215.2 201 106 86 17 72 13 141 7 0 7 913 1.266 8.4 0.7 3.0 5.9 1.96
1994 35 6.9 LAD NL MLB LAD 6 6 .500 3.79 4.46 21 21 0 1 0 0 135.1 146 67 57 15 42 6 72 2 2 6 575 1.389 9.7 1.0 2.8 4.8 1.71
1995 36 7.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 16 6 .727 3.87 4.09 26 26 0 1 1 0 167.1 151 76 72 21 51 1 111 5 0 3 683 1.207 8.1 1.1 2.7 6.0 2.18
1996 37 8.7 CLE AL MLB CLE 15 9 .625 4.24 5.02 33 33 0 1 0 0 206.0 238 115 97 21 58 4 125 12 1 11 908 1.437 10.4 0.9 2.5 5.5 2.16
1997 38 9.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 14 6 .700 4.47 4.84 32 32 0 1 0 0 195.1 199 105 97 26 69 2 107 11 0 11 826 1.372 9.2 1.2 3.2 4.9 1.55
1998 39 10.7 SFG NL MLB SFG 11 10 .524 4.41 4.68 34 34 0 0 0 0 202.0 200 105 99 22 85 7 126 13 0 12 887 1.411 8.9 1.0 3.8 5.6 1.48
1999 40 11.6 NYM NL MLB NYM 13 12 .520 4.58 4.63 32 32 0 0 0 0 179.0 175 92 91 14 77 2 89 11 0 6 776 1.408 8.8 0.7 3.9 4.5 1.16
2000 41 18.1 San Bernardino CALL A+ LAD 1 0 1.000 3.06 3.57 3 3 0 0 0 0 17.2 18 7 6 1 5 0 8 1 0 1 73 1.302 9.2 0.5 2.5 4.1 1.60
2000 41 12.3 LAD NL MLB LAD 1 5 .167 13.14 13.14 10 6 1 0 0 0 24.2 42 36 36 5 14 1 13 11 0 2 136 2.270 15.3 1.8 5.1 4.7 0.93
MLB (18 seasons) MLB 204 150 .576 3.48 3.93 510 466 19 68 25 5 3130.1 2939 1366 1211 235 1007 108 2014 117 23 121 13150 1.261 8.4 0.7 2.9 5.8 2.00
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 38 30 .559 3.70 4.66 209 35 82 13 1 51 552.2 539 286 227 49 253 24 415 22 3 56 163 1.433 8.8 0.8 4.1 6.8 1.64
All Levels (22 Seasons) 242 180 .573 3.51 4.04 719 501 101 81 26 56 3683.0 3478 1652 1438 284 1260 132 2429 139 26 177 13313 1.286 8.5 0.7 3.1 5.9 1.93
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 3 0 1.000 2.20 2.83 5 5 0 0 0 0 28.2 23 9 7 1 6 0 14 1 0 1 113 1.012 7.2 0.3 1.9 4.4 2.33
AA (3 seasons) Minors 12 16 .429 4.05 4.79 92 8 30 4 1 29 218.0 225 116 98 20 110 10 175 7 2 27 31 1.537 9.3 0.8 4.5 7.2 1.59
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 19 14 .576 3.83 5.00 97 18 52 8 0 20 263.0 258 146 112 26 120 14 193 12 1 23 19 1.437 8.8 0.9 4.1 6.6 1.61
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1979 20 -1.0 Clinton MIDW A LAD 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 21 -2.0 San Antonio TL AA LAD 49 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 2 0 0 0
1981 22 -0.6 San Antonio TL AA LAD 42 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1982 23 -1.7 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 24 -1.1 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 49 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1983 24 -4.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 25 -3.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 45 62 50 4 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 14 .200 .259 .200 .459 10 0 1 8 0 0
1985 26 -2.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 37 91 76 5 15 1 0 0 4 1 0 4 20 .197 .247 .211 .457 16 0 1 10 0 0
1986 27 -1.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 37 82 71 4 17 3 0 0 8 0 1 1 17 .239 .250 .282 .532 20 1 0 10 0 0
1987 28 -0.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 40 102 90 10 19 5 0 0 7 2 1 2 17 .211 .228 .267 .495 24 1 0 10 0 0
1988 29 0.9 LAD NL MLB LAD 36 105 85 1 11 2 1 0 6 0 0 1 18 .129 .140 .176 .316 15 1 0 19 0 0
1989 30 1.6 LAD NL MLB LAD 35 92 77 4 14 4 1 0 2 0 0 4 25 .182 .220 .260 .479 20 0 0 10 1 0
1990 31 2.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 4 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1991 32 8.0 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-A+-AAA LAD 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1991 32 9.1 Bakersfield CALL A+ LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1991 32 8.0 San Antonio TL AA LAD 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1991 32 6.2 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1991 32 3.6 LAD NL MLB LAD 21 38 31 6 8 2 0 0 2 1 0 3 8 .258 .324 .323 .646 10 0 0 4 0 0
1992 33 4.8 LAD NL MLB LAD 35 76 68 6 15 5 0 0 5 1 0 1 10 .221 .229 .294 .523 20 0 0 6 1 0
1993 34 6.0 LAD NL MLB LAD 34 83 73 11 26 4 0 0 6 0 1 2 5 .356 .373 .411 .784 30 1 0 8 0 0
1994 35 6.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 22 52 44 4 9 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 10 .205 .245 .205 .449 9 0 1 3 2 0
1995 36 7.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 37 8.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 38 8.9 CLE AL MLB CLE 32 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 1 1 0 0
1998 39 10.5 SFG NL MLB SFG 34 78 66 7 10 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 16 .152 .200 .182 .382 12 0 1 8 0 0
1999 40 11.1 NYM NL MLB NYM 32 68 62 3 9 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 18 .145 .154 .161 .315 10 3 0 3 2 0
2000 41 18.4 San Bernardino CALL A+ LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 41 11.9 LAD NL MLB LAD 10 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (18 seasons) MLB 521 949 810 65 163 29 2 0 50 8 3 27 182 .201 .230 .242 .472 196 7 5 101 6 0
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 210 15 14 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .071 .071 .143 .214 2 0 0 1 0 0
All Levels (22 Seasons) 731 964 824 66 164 30 2 0 50 8 3 27 187 .199 .227 .240 .468 198 7 5 102 6 0
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (3 seasons) Minors 92 12 12 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .083 .083 .167 .250 2 0 0 0 0
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 98 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1979 20 Clinton MIDW A LAD P 15 16 6 9 1 2 .938 1.00
1980 21 San Antonio TL AA LAD P 49 22 4 15 3 2 .864 0.39
1981 22 San Antonio TL AA LAD P 42 28 11 13 4 0 .857 0.57
1982 23 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD P 47 34 14 18 2 2 .941 0.68
1983 24 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD P 49 47 18 26 3 3 .936 0.90
1983 24 LAD NL MLB LAD P 8 8.0 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 2.25 0.25
1984 25 LAD NL MLB LAD P 45 190.0 50 17 28 5 2 .900 2.13 1.00
1985 26 LAD NL MLB LAD P 36 240.0 72 20 45 7 4 .903 2.44 1.81
1986 27 LAD NL MLB LAD P 35 231.0 61 22 36 3 6 .951 2.26 1.66
1987 28 LAD NL MLB LAD P 37 265.0 76 37 34 5 6 .934 2.41 1.92
1988 29 LAD NL MLB LAD P 35 267.0 98 32 60 6 6 .939 3.10 2.63
1989 30 LAD NL MLB LAD P 35 257.0 79 24 51 4 2 .949 2.63 2.14
1990 31 LAD NL MLB LAD P 4 25.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.44 1.00
1991 32 3 Teams 3 Lgs A+-AAA-AA LAD P 4 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 2.00
1991 32 Bakersfield CALL A+ LAD P 2 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.50
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1991 32 San Antonio TL AA LAD P 1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.00
1991 32 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
1991 32 LAD NL MLB LAD P 21 112.0 31 12 18 1 1 .968 2.41 1.43
1992 33 LAD NL MLB LAD P 33 211.0 72 28 41 3 2 .958 2.94 2.09
1993 34 LAD NL MLB LAD P 33 216.0 66 20 43 3 1 .955 2.62 1.91
1994 35 LAD NL MLB LAD P 21 135.0 48 22 24 2 3 .958 3.07 2.19
1995 36 CLE AL MLB CLE P 26 167.0 49 16 31 2 1 .959 2.53 1.81
1996 37 CLE AL MLB CLE P 33 206.0 69 20 47 2 3 .971 2.93 2.03
1997 38 CLE AL MLB CLE P 32 195.0 53 20 29 4 2 .925 2.26 1.53
1998 39 SFG NL MLB SFG P 34 202.0 58 21 36 1 3 .983 2.54 1.68
1999 40 NYM NL MLB NYM P 32 179.0 57 19 35 3 1 .947 2.72 1.69
2000 41 San Bernardino CALL A+ LAD P 3 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 2.33 2 2 50%
2000 41 LAD NL MLB LAD P 10 25.0 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 2.52 0.70
MLB (18 seasons) MLB P 510 3131.0 952 332 569 51 44 .946 2.59 1.77
Minors (7 seasons) Minors P 209 162 58 91 13 9 .920 0.71 2 2 50%
All Levels (22 Seasons) P 719 3131.0 1114 390 660 64 53 .943 2.59 1.46 2 2 50%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1979 20 Clinton Dodgers Midwest League A
1980 21 San Antonio Dodgers Texas League AA
1981 22 San Antonio Dodgers Texas League AA
1982 23 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League AAA
1983 24 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League AAA
1983 24 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1983-09-01 1983-09-30
1984 25 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1984-04-03 1984-09-30
1985 26 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1985-04-11 1985-10-06
1986 27 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1986-04-08 1986-10-05
1987 28 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1987-04-06 1987-10-03
1988 29 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1988-04-05 1988-09-28
1989 30 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1989-04-05 1989-10-01
1990 31 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1990-04-09 1990-04-25
1991 32 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League AAA
1991 32 Bakersfield Dodgers California League A+
1991 32 San Antonio Missions Texas League AA
1991 32 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1991-05-29 1991-09-30
1992 33 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1992-04-07 1992-10-02
1993 34 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1993-04-05 1993-10-02
1994 35 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1994-04-05 1994-08-07
1995 36 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1995-04-29 1995-09-29
1996 37 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1996-04-05 1996-09-27
1997 38 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1997-04-03 1997-09-25
1998 39 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1998-04-01 1998-09-26
1999 40 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1999-04-08 1999-10-03
2000 41 San Bernardino Stampede California League A+
2000 41 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 2000-04-05 2000-06-26

Sabr ID: 044d4ede

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