On Monday, Orel Hershiser was named as one of 10 players on the Hall of Fame veterans committee ballot for 2019. Herhisher’s first appearance on the ballot comes alongside some huge names in the game’s history. You can see the full list in the tweet below, but Albert Belle, Will Clark, George Steinbrenner, and Lou Piniella headline the list.
Orel Hershiser is one of 10 players on the Hall of Fame veterans committee ballot this year. Others: Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Davey Johnson (manager), Charlie Manuel (manager), Lou Piniella (manager), Lee Smith and George Steinbrenner (owner).
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) November 5, 2018
You can examine Hershiser’s career numbers here. During his career, ‘The Bulldog’ amassed 204 wins, a 3.48 ERA, and 2014 strikeouts. He was named an All-Star three times from 1987 through 1989, winning the Cy Young Award in 1988. Of course, Hershiser was named NLCS and World Series Most Valuable Player in the 1988 postseason.
Hershiser pitched in Los Angeles from 1983 to 1994, and finished his career with the Dodgers in 2000. His career also included appearances with the Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, and New York Mets.
The committee will review and vote on this year’s ballot December 9th in Las Vegas during baseball’s Winter Meetings.
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