About Orel Hershiser
It has been claimed that the current estimate of Orel Hershiser net worth reaches 20 million dollars. He has earned it because of his career as a baseball player, but as of right now, he is retired from playing sports professionally. Orel Hershiser was usually playing the game as a pitcher. In 1983, Orel Hershiser joined Major League Baseball, where he spent 18 seasons, until 2000. Thus, during such a long time, a huge part of the current amount of Orel Hershiser net worth was earned. After he retired from his baseball career, he became a professional poker player as well as a broadcast color analyst and these two involvements have also added up to the current size of Orel Hershiser net worth.
When he was studying at Cherry Hill High School East, he was already playing baseball there. Then, he continued his studies at Bowling Green State University. In 1979, Orel Hershiser appeared in the Major League Baseball draft, where he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers. At first, he played with its minor league teams and only later appeared in major league as a part of the Los Angeles Dodgers, which happened in 1983.
As a player with the team, he was titled as an All-Star player three times.
In 1988, Orel Hershiser had his most successful season when he set a record by pitching 59 consecutive innings without allowing a run. In 1988 as well, he led his team to the World Series. In addition, the baseball player was titled as the World Series Most Valuable Player as well as the National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player. In the same season, he was awarded an NL Gold Glove Award and the NL Cy Young Award. In addition, Orel Hershiser was awarded the American League Championship Series MVP Award. Thus, he has earned quite a lot of titles and awards in baseball and his career has added up a lot of revenues to the current sum of Orel Hershiser net worth.
He played with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 12 seasons. Then, he played with the Cleveland Indians, the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants. He played his last season in Major League Baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
When he retired, Orel Hershiser was hired to be a coach and team executive for the Texas Rangers. Then, he became a color analyst on ESPN and later for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thus, his career after he retired from baseball has also served as one of the main sources of increasing the current estimate of Orel Hershiser net worth.
He was born in 1958 in Buffalo, New York. When he was six years old, the family relocated to Detroit, Michigan. Six years later, Orel Hershiser moved to Toronto, Canada. When he was eight years old, he was already a successful baseball player. Until he became 12 years old, he was playing in Little League Baseball. There, his mother worked in a snack bar, whereas his father was a coach and administrator.