2.20.2010

Orel Hershiser, 1989 Donruss

Name: Orel Hershiser
Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Position: Ace
Value of card: 59 cents ... and counting
Key 1988 stat: One unbreakable record
A lot to juggle: 1988 was the Year of the Bulldog. Orel "The Bulldog" Hershiser was at the top of his game, baffling hitters and leading the Dodgers to a World Series title. But the ring and the accolades weren't enough. Did Hershiser turn to broads, booze or barbiturates? No, he turned to the most addictive of all habits: juggling. Hershiser grabbed his balls with reckless abandon, tossing them in the air over and over and over again. He became so obsessed he barely found time to eat or sleep, and the ravages on his body, specifically his neck, can be seen above. After months of practice, Hershiser started on his greatest pursuit, he would juggle nonstop for as long as he could, no matter the consequences. At 59 days, he was still counting.

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