Orel Hershiser, whose 1990 season was cut short because of reconstructive shoulder surgery, Monday was named United Press International's National League Comeback Player of the Year for 1991.

The 33-year-old right-handed pitcher made just four starts in 1990, all in April, before undergoing revolutionary surgery on the anterior capsule of his pitching shoulder April 27.This season, Hershiser was 7-2 in 21 starts with a 3.46 ERA, pitching 112 innings. He won his last six decisions as the Dodgers played for the NL West title. The team finished 16-5 in games he started.