1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #632 – Mike Scott & Orel Hershiser

1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #632 – Mike Scott & Orel Hershiser

“Pitching Magic”

The Astros’ Mike Scott, and the Dodgers’ Orel Hershiser have been two of baseball’s best pitchers over the last three seasons.  Bothcontinued their fine careers in 1987, ranking near the top of the National League in many important categories.

In addition to his 16 victories, Scott ranked in the top five in the National League in strikeouts(233), shutouts(3), complete games(8), and innings pitched(247.2).  His 3.23 ERA was the 7th best in the league.  Mike was the National League’s Cy Young award winner in 1986, Scott capped off his incredible ’86 season by pitching a no-hitter in the division clinching game against the San Francisco Giants.

Hershiser’s 16-16 won-loss record belies the high quality of his season.  He was the most enduring of all National League pitchers – leading the league with 246.2 innings pitched.  He ranked third in the league in both complete games(10), and ERA(3.06).  Additionally, his 190 strikeouts were a career high.  Orel enjoyed his finest season in 1985 when he was 19-3 with a 2.03 ERA.

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