Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Repack Haiku #181 (Orel Hershiser)

Scoreless inning streak 
Just for regular season
Skips postseason runs

1989 Topps #5 Orel Hershiser (RB)
Hershiser ended the 1988 regular season with 59 consecutive scoreless innings, but he actually extended that streak in the postseason with 8 scoreless frames during Game 1 of the NLCS. Even though he gave up runs in future postseason starts, his record streak would have continued with every scoreless frame to start the 1989 season. Alas, he gave up a run in the first inning of his first start.


  1. i remember watching or listening to opening day 1989 and thinking that it was appropriate that the streak end then.

    one of my buddies
    thought danny jackson deserved
    88 cy young

    1. two haikus for one post. i love it.

    2. Nice haiku! From what I read, Jackson and Hershiser were incredibly close as top pitcher, but the streak put Orel over the top.

  2. Orel was so unhittable that year. I remember that scoreless innings streak well. Not as well as Night Owl, I'm sure. ;)