Dodgers News: Orel Hershiser Gets Closer to Hall of Fame

Orel Hershiser has been named to the Today’s Game Era ballot for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The ballot includes five former Major League players, three executives and two managers.

The voting will take place this Sunday during the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Md while the results of the voting will be announced on MLB Network’s “MLB Tonight” at 6 p.m. ET.

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The following players, executives, and mangers are listed on the ballot:


  • Harold Baines
  • Albert Belle
  • Will Clark
  • Orel Hershiser
  • Mark McGwire


  • John Schuerholz
  • Allan H. “Bud” Selig
  • George M. Steinbrenner


  • Davey Johnson
  • Lou Piniella

If any candidate receives 75 percent or more of the votes from the 16-member Committee, they will be inducted into Cooperstown on July 30th. They will also join the candidates elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Jan. 18.

The 16-member committee includes Hall of Fame members Roberto Alomar, Bobby Cox, Andre Dawson, Dennis Eckersley, Patt Gillick, Ozzie Smith, Don Sutton, and Frank Thomas; Major League executives Paul Beeston (Blue Jays), Bill DeWitt (Cardinals), David Glass (Royals), Andy MacPhail (Phillies) and Kevin Towers (Reds); and veteran media members/historians Bill Center, Steve Hirdt and Tim Kurkjian.

In his 18-year Major League career, Hershiser collected 204 victories and added the 1988 NL Cy Young to his achievements. He finished with a 3.48 ERA while playing with the Dodgers, Indians, Mets, and Giants. Hershiser hold the MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched at 59 from Aug. 30 to Sept. 28, 1988, during his time in Los Angeles.

Now lets take a look at some of the unforgettable moments in Hershiser’s career.

Good luck to the Bulldog and we hope to see in Cooperstown!

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Written by Janice Garcia


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  1. Orel deserves to be in the HOF; not one of the all time best, but solid pitcher whose stats are comparable to many HOF pitchers.  Will Clark???  I liked the way Clark played the game but Gil Hodges with almost 90 more home runs in his career, 70 rbi, and similar OPS that was shortened 2 years of military service deserves HOF recognition before Clark.

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