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February 18, 1989
There are always those in society who consider themselves fans but don't understand what baseball really is. To clarify things for those who are critical of baseball players' salaries, baseball is a "business." Yes, it's an entertainment "business." We all know that businesses invest in capital that yields a high return in terms of revenue. If the Dodgers' profit margin is higher by paying Hershiser $2.425 million than by not having him at all, then why not give it to him? He's obviously "worth" it, isn't he?
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December 8, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Old bulldogs never die, they just come back in a new incarnation. Orel Hershiser, the Dodgers' former Cy Young winner and last World Series MVP, is returning as a team television broadcaster, according to two people familiar with the situation who spoke to The Times on the condition of anonymity. Hershiser adds another big name to the broadcasting crew for the Dodgers' new regional sports network, SportsNet LA. Last week the Dodgers added former team infielder Nomar Garciaparra as a commentator . The Dodgers are also adding Alanna Rizzo from MLB Network to their pre- and post-game shows.
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February 27, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rain spoiled the Dodgers' field workout Friday, but the players, including reliever Todd Worrell, still got some work done in the indoor batting and pitching cages. Worrell, who threw harder in his second outing, said he still felt irritation but can tell he is getting better. He said his tendinitis, which used to be in his biceps, is now only at the top of his right shoulder.
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August 29, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
You could make an argument that Orel Hershiser's famed scoreless streak reached 60 consecutive innings. Of course, baseball historians would counter that your numbers don't add up. Before Hershiser held the Montreal Expos scoreless over the final four innings of a Dodgers victory on Aug. 30, 1988, officially embarking on a major league-record scoreless streak that would reach 59 innings by the end of the regular season, the pitcher secured the...
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March 6, 1989 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
For Orel Hershiser, his first exhibition outing--three scoreless innings (what else?) against the New York Mets--was more than just a beginning. "Today was probably the beginning of the end of 1988," the Dodger pitcher said. "And Opening Day will definitely be the end of 1988. "It was kind of sentimental, and kind of odd, to take the mound after such a great season and start to realize all that is gone, that now I have to start working toward new goals."
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April 26, 1987 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
By the bottom of the first inning Saturday night, the drought-stricken San Diego Padres already had reached their quota of runs--two--so the Dodgers knew right then what it would take to beat the worst the National League West has to offer. With Orel Hershiser's near flawless pitching in the final eight innings making sure the Padres stopped at that number, Dodger hitters spent the rest of the night trying to scare up enough runs to win off San Diego starter Storm Davis.
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September 27, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orel Hershiser and Mike Scioscia do not want it to end like this. They do not want their last memory of working together at Dodger Stadium to be dominated by empty seats and emptier hopes. They do not want it to end with Hershiser in the clubhouse, Scioscia behind the plate and members of the bullpen again torching the Dodgers' chances of winning. That is what happened Saturday in a 5-4 loss to the Houston Astros that probably represented Scioscia's last start here.
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October 7, 1989
The comments from Orel (the Oracle) Hershiser were revealing, saying that the Dodgers need "better chemistry" (through research?) and someone to "pull us together" (perhaps Billy Graham for Tom Lasorda?) Hershiser should get his priorities straight. He is well paid for pitching, not public speaking, but both need improvement. BILL RETCHIN La Quinta
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February 28, 1987
You finally got it right! On Feb. 17, the lead story on the sports page was about Jackie Chesley, the girl who is having a lot of fun as a starter of Lee Vining's boy's basketball team. Appropriately buried on the back pages were blurbs on Hershiser's greed, Washburn's drugs and Gerald Henderson's petty little snit with Tom Chambers. Real newsworthy stuff! Keep it up, Times. With pros like these, almost all of your readers would rather follow the adventures of the high school kids.
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June 1, 1986 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
A year ago today, Pedro Guerrero played his last game at third base, and the Dodgers--then a game below .500 at 23-24--went 72-43 the rest of the way, a .626 percentage, to win the National League West. The only Guerrero now in uniform for the Dodgers is Ramon, Pedro's younger brother and traveling companion, who works out with the team before games. Ramon Guerrero won't hit 15 home runs this month the way his big brother did to ignite the Dodgers a year ago.
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August 29, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
There was the improbable, the impossible and what Orel Hershiser did. Zero after zero after zero filled stadium scoreboards whenever the Dodgers ace pitched late in the 1988 season. Nobody stood a chance except those who rooted for uneventful innings. A run never crossed home plate during Hershiser's 59-inning scoreless streak, which topped Dodgers Hall of Famer and then-team broadcaster Don Drysdale's previous major league record by one inning. Actually, that's not true.
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May 2, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time, and vote you did, as we received an amazing 12,231 ballots. So many people voted that we have decided to expand the list from the top 10 to the top 20. Each weekday at 11 a.m. PDT, a new player will be listed as we count down all 20. Remember, any Dodger, Brooklyn or L.A., was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot.
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November 28, 2012 | By Brian Cronin
BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND : Orel Hershiser was cut by his high school baseball team. Orel Hershiser's tale of success as a Major League pitcher is certainly one of an underdog succeeding against great odds. When the Dodgers drafted Hershiser out of Bowling Green in the 17th round of the 1979 MLB Draft, he was the 440th player taken overall and the 195th pitcher. That is well past the time a team would realistically expect to find a quality Major Leaguer and yet after Hershiser retired in 2000 he ended up winning more games than any other pitcher taken in that draft.
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March 24, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Orel Hershiser wants to save Dodger Stadium by double-decking the right-field pavilion? Not exactly, even if that might be the most striking feature of a stadium renovation rendering he released Friday. Hershiser, the pitching star for the Dodgers' last World Series championship team in 1988, said he hoped to use the drawing to share with prospective new owners a vision for the preservation and enhancement of Dodger Stadium. "People don't know how heartfelt I am about keeping Dodger Stadium," Hershiser said in an interview Friday.
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March 21, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Orel Hershiser and Steve Garvey joined forces in a Dodgers bidding group that had plenty of star power but not enough money. Hershiser and Garvey failed to survive the first cut in the Dodgers' ownership sweepstakes. On a conference call to promote his ESPN Sunday night baseball broadcasts, Hershiser said his group did not have the resources to compete at the $1.5 billion range. "I think that we were knocked out at our $1.2 billion range.  And then we weren't really able to go any higher," Hershiser said Wednesday, according to a transcript provided by ESPN.
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November 23, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
Steve Garvey and Orel Hershiser have attracted more than enough financial backing to bid competitively on the Dodgers, the banker representing the former Dodgers stars said Wednesday. "It's a matter of picking the partners we want," said Darren Lowe of RBC Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of the Royal Bank of Canada. For the first time, one of those partners has identified himself. Joey Herrick, president of Pacoima-based Natural Balance Pet Foods, said Wednesday that he has agreed to become a minority investor in the Garvey-Hershiser venture.
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April 1, 2000
If Kevin Malone is correct that he became the Dodgers' general manager because of divine intervention [March 30], let's hope the Almighty intervenes again to unload him. And maybe he can help the Dodgers improve to .500 this year. Oh, and one more thing if the sovereign is not too preoccupied worrying about Mr. Malone, I'd like a new BMW. HOWARD COTT Los Angeles Kevin Malone informs us, in all humility, that, "It was never about Kevin Malone." So how does he explain his use of the words "I" or "me" 19 times in the next two paragraphs of his quotes?
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July 25, 1995 | MIKE DOWNEY
Cleveland right-hander Orel Hershiser-- Cleveland's Orel Hershiser?--will be pitching tonight in Anaheim, the first time he has chucked a baseball in Southern California for somebody other than the Dodgers. "See? They had to go all the way to Japan to replace me," Hershiser says with a smile, sitting inside the visitors' clubhouse in a state where he now must be classified as a visitor.
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October 26, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Oakland Athletics will interview former pitcher Orel Hershiser for their managerial opening. A's General Manager Billy Beane will schedule a meeting with Hershiser, currently an ESPN baseball analyst, in Phoenix for sometime during the week of Nov. 6. Beane fired fourth-year manager Ken Macha on Oct. 16, two days after Oakland's season ended in a sweep by the Detroit Tigers in the AL Championship Series. Beane plans to take his time hiring the next manager.
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October 4, 2006 | Ross Newhan, Special to The Times
Should the Dodgers and New York Mets, about to meet for only the second time in postseason history, duplicate their 1988 battle for the National League championship, they will produce a high-voltage series of suspense and surprise. Not the least of the unexpected developments in that seven-game series of 18 years ago was the fact that the Dodgers, much more of an underdog then than now, found a way to win.
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