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May 28, 1991
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Orel Hershiser will pitch tomorrow night in his first major-league game in 13 months, completing a grueling comeback from reconstructive surgery on his right shoulder.Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Fred Claire made the announcement last night prior to the homestand opener against the Houston Astros. The 1988 Cy Young Award winning right-hander will return to the starting rotation for the first time since April 25, 1990, with Kevin Gross going to the bullpen.
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March 4, 2008
Over the weekend in Las Vegas, former National League Cy Young Award winner Orel Hershiser played in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship that featured many of the best card players in the world competing head-to-head. Against some pretty stiff competition, Hershiser, playing in his first big-time poker event, did exceptionally well, going to the elite eight before losing to pro Andy Bloch. At the final table, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson beat Bloch in a best-of-three series, but what's interesting about all this is the credentials of the two guys who made it to the championship round.
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April 29, 1991
Orel Hershiser threw 60 pitches in a four-inning simulated game at Dodger Stadium yesterday and continued to make progress from last year's shoulder surgery.He won't throw again for another four or five days, which would probably put his next simulated game in Philadelphia on the Dodgers' next road trip. When they get there, they will decide whether Hershiser will skip the simulated game and go to Vero Beach, Fla., for a minor-league assignment.* REDS: Reliever Rob Dibble threw a baseball into the seats at Riverfront Stadium after getting the final out in a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
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By BILL ORDINE | February 23, 2008
Twenty years ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Orel Hershiser put together one of the greatest seasons by a pitcher. In 1988, Hershiser was 23-8 with eight shutouts and a 2.26 ERA in the regular season and, in six postseason games, he threw nearly 43 innings, going 3-0 with a save and an ERA of 1.05. So, two decades after winning the Cy Young Award and being the Most Valuable Player in the National League Championship Series and World Series, how does a competitor like Hershiser - Tom Lasorda called him "Bulldog" - get the competitive juices flowing?
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February 25, 1991
Los Angeles right-hander Orel Hershiser threw batting practice yesterday for the first time since reporting to camp and experienced no pain.Hershiser, on the mend from reconstructive shoulder surgery, threw 52 pitches to Mike Scioscia, Gary Carter and Alfredo Griffin in a 10-minute session."
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By PETER SCHMUCK and PETER SCHMUCK,SUN STAFF | October 11, 1995
SEATTLE -- Cleveland Indians starter Orel Hershiser knows all about pitching out of the bullpen in a big playoff series, and he expressed concern about the effect it might have on Seattle Mariners ace Randy Johnson.Hershiser made a playoff relief appearance against the New York Mets during his amazing late-season run in 1988, appearing in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on the day after a seven-inning start. He went on to pitch well in the World Series and the following season, before his shoulder went sour in 1990.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 15, 1991
PHOENIX -- Not even the hoarse fan who stood on the Phoenix Firebirds dugout in the fourth inning Monday night and droned the Beatles' hit, "I Saw Her Standing There," could distract Orel Hershiser. He wasn't going to let anything spoil the second stop on his Get Well Tour.Hershiser, pitching for the Class AAA Albuquerque Dukes, threw five shutout innings in his second minor-league game since undergoing reconstructive surgery on his right shoulder one year and 16 days ago."The key tonight is I still can lift my arm," Hershiser said.
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By BILL ORDINE | February 23, 2008
Twenty years ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Orel Hershiser put together one of the greatest seasons by a pitcher. In 1988, Hershiser was 23-8 with eight shutouts and a 2.26 ERA in the regular season and, in six postseason games, he threw nearly 43 innings, going 3-0 with a save and an ERA of 1.05. So, two decades after winning the Cy Young Award and being the Most Valuable Player in the National League Championship Series and World Series, how does a competitor like Hershiser - Tom Lasorda called him "Bulldog" - get the competitive juices flowing?
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May 30, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- And Orel Hershiser thought the last 399 days were frustrating.In his emotional return from reconstructive shoulder surgery last night, Hershiser was beaten up by slow grounders, balls that bounced off gloves and a balk.His patience was tested more than his shoulder, which held up for 86 pitches in four innings in an 8-2 loss to the Houston Astros before 39,127 at Dodger Stadium.His numbers -- four runs, nine hits -- were worse than his actually pitching. But for one night, perhaps neither was as important as his presence.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1996
CLEVELAND -- The Orioles hammered Orel Hershiser in April, moving manager Davey Johnson to speak about what a tremendous pitcher Hershiser had been. In paying tribute, and without meaning any disrespect, Johnson talked of Hershiser's greatness in the past tense.Hershiser is worthy of present tense now, and if he keeps on pitching as he has over the last two months, he could play a significant part in the Indians' future -- the playoffs and World Series.Last night, Hershiser limited the Orioles to two hits in seven innings as Cleveland won in an 11-1 rampage.
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June 25, 1999
Quote: "I'm going to go home tonight and be with my wife and my kid. I miss home. There's nothing better than when you go home. I'll probably get a glass of wine with my wife."-- Sammy Sosa of the Cubs after his team completed a 10-game road trip with a 3-7 record.It's a fact: Teams have scored at least 10 runs at Coors Field 23 times this season, including seven games in which both teams did it.Who's hot: The Mets' Orel Hershiser is 3-0 with a 2.74 ERA his last four starts.Who's not: The Braves' Bret Boone is hitting just .154 in June.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1997
CLEVELAND -- The Florida Marlins may be the team the television executives would like to forget, but they are one victory away from becoming the first wild-card entry to win the World Series.Manager Jim Leyland complained bitterly before Game 5 last night about the way both the Marlins and Cleveland Indians have been slighted by the national media during the past week, then watched his team come from behind to score an 8-7 victory and move to the threshold of a most unlikely title.Who could have imagined five years ago that an expansion team would be in this position, with pitching ace Kevin Brown scheduled to start a potentially historic Game 6 when the Fall Classic moves back to South Florida tomorrow night?
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1997
MIAMI -- The steady rain that pelted Pro Player Stadium yesterday afternoon threatened to give critics of baseball's first semitropical World Series another reason to curse the expansion era, but the weather cleared up just in time for the Florida Marlins to show the world that they just might be the best team money could buy.Driven by back-to-back homers, the Marlins pounded Orel Hershiser and the Cleveland Indians, 7-4, last night to move one step closer...
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By Roch Kubatko and Don Markus and Roch Kubatko and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1997
CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Indians starter Chad Ogea made news before Game 4 by bluntly stating that Orel Hershiser cheats, a point Orioles manager Davey Johnson had raised on Saturday while complaining to umpires that the pitcher was moistening the ball by rubbing the back of his neck and going to his mouth.Ogea stunned a media gathering by saying, "I've known Orel for three years. He cheats. And just about everybody else does. Why not? He showed me how to cheat but said I couldn't use it until I was 35."
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By Joe Strauss, Roch Kubatko and Don Markus and Joe Strauss, Roch Kubatko and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1997
CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Chad Ogea admitted before last night's game what Orioles manager Davey Johnson suggested and many others within baseball have long maintained:Not all of Orel Hershiser's pitches are legal.Asked to address Johnson's allegations that Hershiser repeatedly moistened the ball by going to his mouth and neck during Saturday's 2-1 Indians win, Ogea stunned a media gathering by saying, "I've known Orel for three years. He cheats. And just about everybody else does.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1995
ATLANTA -- Cleveland Indians right-hander Orel Hershiser raised eyebrows after Game 5 when he said the pressure was on TTC the Atlanta Braves. Two of those eyebrows belonged to right fielder David Justice, who took exception to Hershiser's comment.Hershiser beat the Braves, 5-4, and at the post-game news conference somebody asked him whether the Indians held the advantage in Game 6, because of momentum."I've been ahead in the World Series [in 1988]," Hershiser said, "and I've been the pitcher that is supposed to close it out and that's a lot of pressure, because you have something to lose.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 11, 1997
CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Orel Hershiser doesn't mind reminiscing about the first time he crossed paths with Orioles manager Davey Johnson in the postseason. It was, after all, his finest hour.Hershiser almost singlehandedly pulled the Los Angeles Dodgers through the 1988 National League Championship Series against Johnson's heavily favored New York Mets, then went on to be one of the heroes of an even more unlikely World Series victory over the Oakland Athletics."I remember his [Mets]
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