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Orel Hershise is a former MLB baseball pitcher and broadcaster. He serves as a color analyst for Dodgers at SportsNet LA and is also a professional poker player. As an MLB player, he played from 1983 to 2000 in 18 season games battling and throwing right. In addition, he is the author of two books Out of the Blue in 1989 and also Between the Lines in 2002.
Orel Hershiser Age
He was born on September 16, 1958, in Buffalo, New York, in the United States. Orel is 63 years old.
Orel Hershiser Height
He is a man of tall stature. Orel stands at a height of 6 ft 3 in (Approx 1.92 m).
Orel Hershiser Family
He was born in Buffalo, New York, in the United States to his father and mother. Orel is the son of Orel Leonard III, who worked as a league administrator and coach, and Mildred Hershiser, who owned a snack bar. He grew up in Detroit and Toronto when he was 12 years the family moved to Toronto, Ontario.
Orel Hershiser Wife
He is happily hitched to his beautiful wife Dana Deaver in 2010. Dana is a former literacy specialist and together with Orel, they reside in Las Vegas along with their two children. Orel was married to Jamie Byars in 1981 and parted ways in 2005. He is a dad to two sons Orel Leonard V (known as Quinton) and Jordan. Jordan is a 2007 graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas and attained all-conference honors in baseball and basketball.
He played college baseball at the University of Southern California as a pitcher and first baseman. Orel is a Christian and was a guest star in the 1992 episode of McGee and Me! and appeared on The Tonight Show after the 1988 World Series.
Orel Hershiser Education
He earned his high school diploma from Cherry Hill High School East in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. In 1976 he made his single-game strikeout record for his high school with 15 batters in a game against Deptford and was an all-conference selection his senior year. Orel joined Bowling Green State University with a partial scholarship. He moved back home and his parents convinced him to return to school. In addition, he was an active member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Orel Hershiser MLB
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected him in the 17th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball draft. Orel played the station minor leagues until his major league in 1983 making his debut the same day, against the Montreal Expos. Moreover, he played for the team until 1994 becoming a three-time All-Star from 1987 to 1989. Orel became a world series champion in 1988 and also receved NL Cy Young Award and World Series MVP.
On April 8, 1995, he signed a three years contract with Cleveland Indians. He won the 1995 American League Championship Series game against Seattle Mariners. Further, he was pitched in the 1995 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. He also played for the one-game season for San Francisco Giants in 1998 and New York Mets in 1999.
During his time at the Mets, he made 32 starts and was 13–12 with a 4.58 ERA. He later moved to Los Angeles Dodgers in 2000 and his last appearance was on June 26, 2000. Additionally, he retired with 204 wins with 150 losses, a run average of 3.48, and 2,014 strikeouts.
Orel Hershiser Hall of Fame
He is not inducted into the MLB hall of fame since he was not quite a HOF quality player. Further, he played from 1983 to 2000 in 18 season games battling and throwing right. He retired with 204 wins with 150 losses, a run average of 3.48, and 2,014 strikeouts.
Orel Hershiser Poker
He is also a professional poker player. Oliver participated in the 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship after signing his career with Poker Royalty. Moreover, he also participated in the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. He receved $54,570 on September 7, 2008, by taking ninth place in the $10,000 Pokerstars World Championship of Online Poker Event 5.
Orel Hershiser SportsNet LA
He has been serving as a color analyst for the Dodgers at SportsNet LA. From 2000 to 2001 he worked at the Little League World Series for ABC and ESPN. During the 2001 season, he worked on Wednesday Night Baseball for ESPN. Moreover, he became Executive Director of the Rangers, reporting to Club President Jeff Cogen but left on February 3, 2006.
Further, he also served as an ESPN analyst for Baseball Tonight, Sunday Night Baseball, and the Little League World Series.
Orel Hershiser Salary
He receives satisfying pay serving as a color analyst for the Dodgers at SportsNet LA. Orel’s salary is $82,450 annually.
Orel Hershiser Net Worth
He has attained a decent fortune working as a professional baseball player and also as a broadcaster for some time. He has also authored two books and is also a professional poker player. Orel’s estimated net worth is $4 Million.
What happened to Orel Hershiser
Orel said that he no longer wants to be on the call for each and every single Dodgers game. He co-hosted the show along with Joe Buck but his position was taken by Joe Davis. Thus, he has not been announcing the 2022 games.
Is Orel Hershiser Married
Orel is happily hitched to his beautiful wife Dana Deaver in 2010. Dana is a former literacy specialist and together with Orel, they reside in Las Vegas along with their two children. Orel was married to Jamie Byars in 1981 and parted ways in 2005. He is a dad to two sons Orel Leonard V and Jordan.