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Orel Hershiser

Rocks '88 World Series Ring

... to Dinner!!

3/12/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's been almost 25 years since Orel Hershiser fireballed the L.A. Dodgers past the Oakland A's in the 1988 World Series ... and this week, he reminded everyone of his former greatness by rocking his championship ring to dinner in Bev Hills.

Orel -- who's now part of ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" team -- was out at Madeo with friends this weekend ... when we noticed a large, shiny, blue object on his pitching hand.

Turns out, Orel still believes in showing off the goods in public ... 'cause the bling turned out to be his '88 ring ... and Orel was quick to flash it to the cameras. 

On one hand, it's pretty badass ... on the other hand, it's a little Springsteen "Glory Days."


So, we gotta ask ...

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John the Lawyer    

You people can be such a***holes at times its frightening. Oh, so now you're the arbiters of how this man, with all his accomplishments, should choose to remember them? WTF have ya'll done in your measly lives to compare? And go read the lyrics to "Glory Days," it's about people who never really accomplished anything, yet longed for what they had. You're talking about yourselves, at a bar in 2020, rockin' a TMZ t-shirt and talking about how you called a great baseball player "douchey." YOUR "Glory Days" will come. And I hope the people that comment on your sad falls are as mean spirited as you all seem to be.

487 days ago


Not only jewlery,but history.Very few athletes have any type of Championship ring,especially at the pro level.That's his bling.At least he doesn't wear every piece of real,fake gold he can find.Hell rappers even have gold teethez.

487 days ago


He comes into my bar from time to time and is nothing but a classy funny and entertaining guest. He is nothing but nice to everybody and a pleasure to have, great sense of humor and steals our half yards! Rock on with your bad self you deserve it

487 days ago

William j    

Orel is the man I remember as a kid watching him toss heat!!

487 days ago


Wonder if he'd rather have a WSOP bracelet at this point.

487 days ago


The other thing is that the ring is sized for a human unlike the newest rings that a giant would feel embarased to wear.

487 days ago


He earned it. Wear it with pride.

487 days ago

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

I wear my bowling trophy from '75 as a hat when I go to dinner with the missus. What's the problem? And I don't have to wear pants in public if I don't want to! So there!

In other words:

Most redundant story ever!

487 days ago


He's one of the nicer, more down to earth sports figures out there. I'm sure he doesn't wear it all the time. It's a nice looking ring... he earned it. He has every right to wear it. I think a lot of the time when they wear those out like that, it's because it' a special occasion. Or, maybe he just wanted to wear the damn thing. What's he point of having nice jewelry like that and not wearing it once in a while?

487 days ago

Waka Waka Waka    

Not only would I wear it out in public id sleep with it also... waka waka wakaaa

487 days ago


My dad still wears his Naval Academy ring and he's 78. That ring represents one of his biggest life accomplishments, and he should be proud.

486 days ago


If I had a championship ring I would never take it off... I would eat with it, sleep with it, shower with it, **** with it, etc. lol

486 days ago


He earned it. It wasn't gifted to him, he didn't buy it, and only a select few have one. What about all the douchey rappers that wear worse?

486 days ago


He earned it.. Wear it proudly!
I was a MAJOR DODGER FAN during those years and he was one of the best pitchers out there and a nice guy after the games.
Good for him!

486 days ago
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