Orel Hershiser Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Orel Leonard Hershiser IV was born on the 16th September 1958, in Buffalo, New York State USA, and is a former professional baseball player, who played as pitcher in the MLB for 18 seasons and five different teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1983 to 1994. Hershiser won the World Series in 1988 and was invited to three All-Star games (1987-1989). His career started in 1983, and ended in 2000.

Have you ever wondered how rich Orel Hershiser is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hershiser net worth is as high as $20 million, earned largely through his career as a professional baseball player. In addition, Hershiser has also worked as an analyst and pitcher coach, which has improved his wealth too.

Orel Hershiser Net Worth $20 Million

Orel Hershiser was a son of Mildred and Orel Leonard Hershiser III; the family moved a lot between Toronto, Detroit, and New Jersey, where Orel went to the Cherry Hill High School East. He became a top sportsman while at the high school, but received just a partial scholarship from the Bowling Green State University.

After some initial struggles in his freshman year, Hershiser started playing in his junior year when he improved, and even made it to the all-Mid-American Conference All-Star team. The Los Angeles Dodgers picked-up Hershiser in the 17th round of the 1979 MLB Draft, and immediately assigned him to the Clinton Dodgers, the Class A farm team in the Midwest League. Orel also played for the San Antonio Dodgers and Albuquerque Dukes, before making his debut for the Dodgers in September 1983.

In May 1984, Hershiser debuted against the New York Mets and ended the season with 11 wins and eight losses and a 2.66 ERA in 45 games, including 20 starts. Already the following year, Orel led the National League in winning percentage, recording 19-3 with a 2.03 ERA, helping the Dodgers win the NL West, but losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1985 National League Championship Series. Following an unimpressive season in 1986, Hershiser bounced back in 1987, and earned his first invitation to the All-Star game, while in 1988, he had the best season of his career. Besides being selected for his second All-Star game in a row, Orel led the league in wins, innings, shutouts, and complete games. He also won the NL Cy Young Award and Golden Glove Award, but the crown of the season was the Dodger’s winning of the World Series, with Hershiser named the MVP of the game.

Soon after, Orel signed a new three-year contract worth $7.9 million, and appeared in his third and final All-Star game. He stayed with the Dodgers for the next five seasons, winning the Silver Slugger Award in 1993, but the team failed to achieve significant results, and after the 1994–95 MLB strike, he became a free agent. Hershiser signed a three-year deal with the Cleveland Indians, and instantly made an impact, leading them to their first playoff appearance in 41 years. They even made it to the World Series in 1995, but the Atlanta Braves were better in six games. Orel and the Indians then made it to the 1997 World Series, but this time they lost to the Florida Marlins.

In December 1997. Hershiser penned a one-year contract worth of $3.45 million with the San Francisco Giants, but stayed there for just the one year, before heading to the New York Mets in 1999. In December that year, Orel returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but retired from playing the next June. Hershiser holds the MLB record of 59 consecutive scoreless innings pitched.
After his retirement, Hershiser worked as a special assistant to General Manager John Hart of the Texans Rangers in 2001, and later as the pitcher coach. He also served as an analyst for ESPN, and currently works with the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast team.

Regarding his personal life, Orel Hershiser was married to Jamie Byars until 2005 and has two sons with her. He then married former literacy specialist Dana Deaver in 2010, and they live in Las Vegas with Devear’s two children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 16, 1958
Birth place: Buffalo, New York, USA
Height:1.9 m
Weight:87 kg
Profession:Baseball pitcher
Education:Cherry Hill High School East, Bowling Green State University
Nationality:American, German
Spouse:Dana Deaver (m. 2010), Jamie Byars (m. 1981–2005)
Children:Orel Leonard Hershiser V, Jordan Hershiser, Sloane Suddeth
Parents:Orel Leonard Hershiser III, Mildred Hershiser
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Sports category.
2Inducted into the Albuquerque [New Mexico] Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.
3Inducted into the Bowling Green State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985.
4Was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon national fraternity (Ohio Kappa chapter - Bowling Green State University.)
5In 1988 he broke Don Drysdale's famous record of 58 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings and now holds the record with 59.
6He won the 1988 NLCS and World Series MVP awards.
7He was a member of the 1987, '88, '89 All-Star teams.
8After retiring in 2000, he became an analyst for ESPN before becoming a pitching coach for the Texas Rangers.
9Pitcher for the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers (1983-1994 & 2000), San Francisco Giants (1998), and New York Mets (1999); and the American League's Cleveland Indians (1995-1997).
10In 1988 led the National League in wins (23), complete games (15), shutouts (8).
11Made major league debut on 1 September 1983.
12Led the National League in innings pitched, 1987-1989 (264-2/3; 267; 256-2/3).
13In 1985 led the National League in winning percentage (.864; 19 wins, 3 losses).


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Sports Event Analyst


Filmography

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knuckleball!2012Documentary additional thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Access Sportsnet: Los Angeles2014TV SeriesHimself - Dodgers Pre-Game MLB Analyst
Mike & Mike2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - ESPN MLB Analyst / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - ESPN Baseball Analyst / ...
Sunday Night Baseball1991-2013TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator / Himself - Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher / Himself - New York Mets Pitcher / ...
The Apprentice2012TV SeriesHimself - Show Attendee
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
2010 World Series of Poker2010TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
Poker After Dark2009TV SeriesHimself
Prime 92009TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHimself
Baseball Tonight2006TV SeriesHimself - Analyst
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Beyond the Glory2004TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Where Is God Now?2001TV MovieHimself
1999 National League Championship Series1999TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Mets Pitcher
1997 World Series1997Video documentaryHimself - Cleveland Indians pitcher
1997 American League Championship Series1997TV SeriesHimself - Cleveland Indians Pitcher
My Oh My!1996DocumentaryHimself
1995 American League Championship Series1995TV SeriesHimself - Cleveland Indians Pitcher
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Choir Member
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1990TV SeriesHimself
McGee and Me!1990TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHimself
Today1989TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope's Jolly Christmas Show1988TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1988TV SeriesHimself
1988 World Series Video: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Oakland A's1988VideoHimself
1988 National League Championship Series1988TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher
1988 MLB All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself - NL Pitcher
1987 MLB All-Star Game1987TV SpecialHimself - NL Pitcher
1985 National League Championship Series1985TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knuckleball!2012DocumentaryHimself - Texas Rangers Pitching Coach (uncredited)
Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1988TV SeriesHimself from BOB HOPE'S JOLLY CHRISTMAS SHOW

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