Today in Sports History: September 28

By Jonah Sharf

On September 28, 1988, Dodgers legend Orel Hershiser broke Don Drysdale’s consecutive scoreless innings record by pitching 10 shutout innings against the San Diego Padres. Hershiser gave up just four hits in the game, walking one and striking out three in his final regular season start of that year. The game brought his consecutive scoreless inning streak to 59, a record that has been approached only a few times. Hershiser continued his dominance in the postseason, pitching 42 2/3 innings and a 1.05 ERA with two shutouts on the way to a World Series MVP Award. In what is considered one of the greatest pitching seasons of all time, Hershiser became the only pitcher to earn the Cy Young Award, Championship Series MVP Award, and World Series MVP Award in the same season.

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