Orel Leonard Hershiser IV is an American former Major League Baseball starting pitcher. He later became a broadcast color analyst and a professional poker player.
Hershiser was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1979. He played 18 seasons in the Major Leagues, including 13 with the Dodgers. He also played for the Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants and New York Mets. Hershiser was a three-time All-Star and won the Gold Glove, Cy Young Award, National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award and World Series Most Valuable Player with the Dodgers in 1988.`He later pitched in two more World Series and earned the American League Championship Series MVP Award. He also holds the Major League record for most consecutive scoreless innings pitched, pitching 59 consecutive innings without giving up a run from August 30, 1988 to September 28, 1988. After retirement as a player he briefly worked as a coach and team executive for the Texas Rangers before working as a color analyst for ESPN and then the Dodgers.
Known for his slight frame and fierce competitive spirit, Hershiser was nicknamed "Bulldog" by former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, who managed Hershiser during his time with the Dodgers.