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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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March 8, 2014 | BILL SHAIKIN
Frank Jobe batted third at Cooperstown last summer, in the annual awards ceremony on the Saturday before the induction ceremony. Paul Hagen led off, a distinguished baseball writer from Philadelphia. Shirley Cheek followed, the widow of the late Tom Cheek, a beloved broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays. The names of Paul Hagen and Tom Cheek would be forever displayed within the Hall of Fame. Jobe's award did not come with a permanent place inside the Hall of Fame -- an error that ought to be rectified forthwith -- but the good doctor nonetheless was delighted with his moment in the Cooperstown sun. Jobe rose to his feet, slowly.
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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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February 21, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
The Dodgers head into their 57th season in Los Angeles as one of the favorites to win what would be their first World Series title in more than a quarter century. Many of the components that played an integral role in the team's National League West title and National League Championship Series appearance in 2013 remain as the Dodgers look to build upon one of the most-storied histories in baseball. The Dodgers' baseball lineage can be traced back more than 130 years, with the franchise spending the first 73 years of its existence playing in Brooklyn, N.Y. During their time in Brooklyn, the team won the National League pennant 13 times and beat the New York Yankees for the 1955 World Series title.
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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 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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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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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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January 24, 1989 | Associated Press
Orel Hershiser, a picture of perfection on and off the field, was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year today, finishing far ahead of his Olympics competition. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher became the first non-Olympian to win the honor in an Olympic year since Denny McLain in 1968. Hershiser, who set a record with 59 consecutive shutout innings, is the 22nd baseball player to win in the 58-year history of the award and the first since Dwight Gooden in 1985.
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October 19, 1988 | THOMAS BOSWELL, The Washington Post
It's hard to gaze at the sun, or Orel Hershiser, for too long. Everybody is looking at him. But how many can see him through the blaze of his brilliance? Every Dodger, of course, breaks his vocabulary to do justice to Hershiser in this Year of the Bulldog. Both his athleticism and competitiveness are praised to the nth degree. In just a few weeks, he has grown superhuman.
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January 9, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
It's official. No, it's not. Well, kinda. Hey, just check back. The Dodgers are launching their own sports network on Time Warner Cable this year, but the actual date of the debut of SportsNet LA has yet to be announced. I mean, like on a press release. But when John Hartung signed off at KABC to join the Dodgers, Hartung said he'd see viewers next on Feb. 25 over at Time Warner. Then came this: The Daily News' Tom Hoffarth took this photo of a billboard off the 405 freeway in Culver City featuring Yasiel Puig that plainly announced the new network would start Feb. 25. A few hours later, the billboard was covered up. Seems it was a tad hasty and the team was not ready to “officially” announce the estimated $7.5 billion launch.
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December 11, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
I'm thinking they're not all going to fit into the broadcast booth at one time. But the Dodgers' impressive stable of ex-players set to fill roles at their new sports network continues to grow. Jerry Hairston Jr., an absolute natural in front of a camera, is the latest to join their new broadcast team, according to Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM in Chicago. Hairston would join former Dodgers Orel Hershiser and Nomar Garciaparra, and MLB Network's Alanna Rizzo on the new broadcasting crew.
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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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December 2, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Plans for the Dodgers' new regional sports network , SportsNet LA, are still being formulated, but there is progress. Nomar Garciaparra has been hired as a new commentator by the Dodgers, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Garciaparra, who was born in Whittier and went to Bellflower St. John Bosco High School, spent three seasons playing for the Dodgers and has been an ESPN analyst for the last four years. Garciaparra is expected to do pre- and post-game commentary and be utilized on both the television and radio broadcasts.
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October 10, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Dodgers have participated in the National League Championship Series nine times. Here's how they fared: 1974 Dodgers 3, Pittsburgh 1 NL MVP Steve Garvey had two home runs in the series, Don Sutton pitched a four-hit shutout in Game 1 and the Dodgers outscored the Pirates in the series, 20-10. 1977 Dodgers 3, Philadelphia 1 After losing Game 1, Dodgers won the next three, including a dramatic Game 3 victory when they scored three runs with two outs for a 6-4 victory.
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October 3, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
ATLANTA - The Dodgers will begin the 2013 playoffs against the Atlanta Braves here Thursday, but their most difficult postseason opponent has already shown up. It came swaggering into their clubhouse bearing sordid histories and fresh doubts. It came in with a bold and powerful relentlessness that gave even baseball's most cocksure and carefree team pause. Its name is October. The Dodgers have shown they can reasonably handle any nine players put in front of them, but can they handle October?
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April 4, 1992 | JIM LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pepperdine's Patrick Ahearne has heard all the comments and comparisons. For years--it started when he was a high school freshman in than Albuquerque, N.M.--he has heard them. He doesn't mind. He doesn't flinch. And like the Dodgers' Orel Hershiser, the man Ahearne is always compared to, Ahearne doesn't lose much, either.
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October 16, 1985 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
Last week, when Orel Hershiser was asked to name the biggest game in which he had ever pitched, he scrunched his face for a moment, then said: "The no-hitter I threw against Ball State when I was at Bowling Green." That game passed so unnoticed that even Hershiser said later that he wasn't sure who the opponent was. So much for fading memories.
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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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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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