Rawlings Official Major League Baseball signed on the sweet spot in ballpoint pen by Los Angeles Dodgers Hall-of-Fame Pitcher Orel Hershiser, who added the inscriptions ” 88 WS MVP + NL CY ” after his signature.
Signed at an official paid private autograph session.
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Orel Leonard Hershiser IV is a baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1983 to 2000. He later became a broadcast color analyst for the Dodgers.
During his tenure with the Dodgers, Hershiser was a three-time All-Star. Hershiser’s most successful season came in 1988, when he set a major league record by pitching 59 consecutive innings without allowing a run. He helped lead the Dodgers to a championship in the 1988 World Series, and was named the National League (NL) Championship Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) and the World Series MVP. That season, he won the NL Cy Young Award and an NL Gold Glove Award. He later pitched in two more World Series and earned the American League Championship Series MVP Award. After 12 seasons with the Dodgers, Hershisher spent time with the Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, and New York Mets before returning to Los Angeles for his final season. After retirement as a player, he briefly worked as a coach and team executive for the Texas Rangers before serving 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.