Orel Hershiser Joining Dodgers TV Broadcast Team (Report)

The team’s former World Series hero will help launch the franchise’s regional sports network

Orel Hershiser was always around home as an All-Star pitcher and World Series hero for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he’ll be there again as part of the team’s broadcast unit.

The former pitcher and current ESPN baseball commentator will be joining the Dodgers’ new regional sports network, SportsNet LA., the L.A. Times reported Sunday. Last week the Dodgers added former team infielder Nomar Garciaparra as a commentator, and are also adding Alanna Rizzo from MLB Network to their pre- and post-game shows.

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During his playing days Hershiser, now 55, was known as “Bulldog,” owing to the competitive nature he showed during 18 Major League Baseball seasons, 13 of which he spent with the Dodgers.

After retiring as a player in 2000, he briefly worked as a coach and team executive for the Texas Rangers before beginning his current job with ESPN.