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Clayton Kershaw

Published : Mar 12 2017 | Modified : Mar 12 2017

Clayton Kershaw was born in the year 1988. He is a professional baseball pitcher of American origins. He plays for Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB. He is left handed and plays as a starting pitcher. He had played in the major leagues from 2008 and this is the career that he has got the lowest stats in starters for Live-Ball era. He has the career hits of nine innings pitched which is 6.64 and this is second lowest in the history of MLB. He got CY Young awards with National League Most Valuable Player Award of 2014.

Clayton Kershaw got drafted in 2006 MLB draft and he worked his ways through farm system of Dodgers during one full season. He reached the major when he was only 20 years old. He debuted in the year 2008 when he was considered the youngest player during MLB game and he held the same title for the entire year.

In the year 2011, he got Triple Crown and National League Cy Young Award to be the youngest pitcher that had been able to accomplish any of these two feats since 1985 when Dwight Gooden. Kershaw had a no-hitter pitch and he became the 22nd Dodger in doing this. As strikeout pitcher, he is left-handed who plays in Los Angeles Dodgers. He is compared to the Hall of Fame pitcher called Sandy Koufax. He was the first pitcher in the history to be the leader of MLB in an ERA in four years consecutively, since 2011 until 2014 season.

According to his biography, when he is not on field, Clayton Kershaw works as an active participant in the volunteer work together with his wife, Ellen Kershaw, they opened Kershaw’s Challenge and they had wrote a book named Arise in order to get money in building orphanage in the country of Zambia. From his humanitarian work, he has been given Branch Rickey Award and Roberto Clemente Award.

Clayton Kershaw was born in the city of Dallas in Texas. His parents had divorced when he was only 10 years and he was raised by the mother only. He played in the youth sport league like a child and this included Little League Baseball.

Clayton Kershaw attended the school together with Matthew Stafford, Shawn Tolleson and Jordan Walden. While growing up, his favorite player was first baseman Will Clark in Texas Rangers. This is the reason why he chose to wear number 22 in order to honor Clark. He is the great nephew to the astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh and he is the one who discovered Pluto. The father Christopher George Kershaw, was a musician who won Clio Award.

Clayton Kershaw got married in 2010 and his wife was his girlfriend for 7 years. His net worth is 40 million dollars and his annual salary is 11 million dollars. His contract to Los Angeles Dodgers was for 7 years and was worth 215 million dollars. He is available on fangraphs and twitter. He suffered back pain that would have required injury in 2016.

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