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The 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, No. 13: Orel Hershiser

The 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, No. 13: Orel Hershiser

Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, as selected by our readers.

No. 13: Orel Hershiser (14 first-place votes, 21,473 points)

The third of seven pitchers in the top 20, Hershiser is on this list for one big reason: almost single-handedly carrying the Dodgers to the 1988 World Series title.

Hershiser ended the regular season by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings, breaking the record held by Dodgers legend Don Drysdale. Hershiser led the league in wins (23), innings (267) and complete games (15) and was unanimously selected as the Cy Young Award winner after finishing 23-8 with a 2.26 ERA.

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Hershiser was named the MVP of the 1988 National League championship series after starting Games 1 and 3, saving Game 4 and pitching a shutout in the decisive Game 7.

He then went on to shut down the Oakland A's in the World Series, winning Games 2 and 5, and was named World Series MVP. He is the only player to win the Cy Young Award, the championship series MVP award and the World Series MVP award in the same season.

On the all-time Dodgers list, Hershiser is 10th in wins (135), 10th in losses (107), 12th in games pitched (353), ninth in games started (309), sixth in strikeouts (1,456), 11th in innings pitched (2,180.2), ninth in shutouts (24) and 35th in ERA (3.12).

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