Clayton Edward Kershaw is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. A left-handed starting pitcher, Kershaw has played 13 seasons in the major leagues since he debuted in 2008. He is an eight-time All-Star, three-time National League Cy Young Award winner, and the 2014 NL Most Valuable Player. His 2.43 career earned run average and 1.00 walks plus hits per inning pitched rate are the lowest among starters in the live-ball era. Kershaw has a career hits allowed per nine innings pitched average of 6.78, the second-lowest in MLB history. He has been described for much of his career as the best pitcher in baseball. Kershaw was drafted seventh overall in the 2006 MLB draft. He worked his way through the Dodgers' farm system in just one full season, and reached the majors at 20 years old. When he debuted in 2008, he was the youngest player in MLB, a title he held for one full year.
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About Clayton Kershaw
All-Star MLB pitcher who won the 2011, 2013 and 2014 National League Cy Young Awards and the 2014 NL MVP Award with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He helped the Dodgers reach the World Series in 2017.
Clayton Kershaw Before Fame
Drafted by the Dodgers straight out of Texas' Highland Park High School, he skipped college and joined the minor leagues.
Achievement of Clayton Kershaw
After winning the NL Cy Young in 2011, he had another stellar season leading the majors in ERA in 2012 for the second season in a row.
Clayton Kershaw Family Life
He married his longtime girlfriend Ellen Melson in December 2010. They have two children, Cali and Charley.
Associations of Clayton Kershaw
Don Mattingly became his manager on the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011.
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- USA Today All-USA high school baseball team - Each year, USA Today, an American newspaper, awards outstanding high-school baseball players with a place on its All-USA High School Baseball Team. The newspaper names athletes whom they believe to be the best baseball players from high schools across the United States.
- National League Pitching Triple Crown winners
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