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New Dodgers Broadcaster Shares a Wonderful Story Involving Orel Hershiser

The Dodgers are very blessed to have longtime commentator Stephen Nelson join the team’s broadcast booth this season. Nelson is going to call somewhere around 50 games for the Dodgers this year, filling in for Joe Davis when his other job at FOX calls.

Nelson made an appearance in the booth on Opening Day, hanging out with Davis and Orel Hershiser. Then, just one day later, he was taking over for Davis, whose duties at FOX called.

Nelson worked that Friday and Saturday, and during Saturday’s game, shared an incredible story involving his partner in the booth. Take a look for yourself:

Nelson brought a baseball with him to the booth, one that Hershiser signed for him 30 years ago. Nelson’s mom was the one who got the signature for Nelson, and 30 years later, Nelson is back in that booth with the man who signed his baseball.

Hershiser made sure to sign another one for Nelson to commemorate the moment together.

Nelson shared the story on his Instagram as well, with this caption:

“Being romantic about baseball for a minute… My mom once met @OrelHershiser55 at a charity event and asked him to autograph a ball for baby me. 30 years later, adult me gets to call Dodger games alongside Orel ? so yeah, Bulldog is dead wrong about the baseball “going down in value” because it is priceless now!”

Moments like these are just so special, and are a part of what makes the game of baseball such an incredible thing.

Nelson did an incredible job calling his first two games, and Dodger fans are very lucky to have such a good team calling games every single night.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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