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Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw 22 P

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Clayton Edward Kershaw
  • Age: 26 (March 19, 1988)
  • Birthplace: Dallas, TX
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 225
  • Draft: Round 1 (2006, LAD)
  • MLB Debut: 05/25/2008
  • School: Highland Park, Dallas, TX
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Clayton Kershaw Career Stats

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Clayton Kershaw Awards and Honors

Clayton Kershaw  22 P

  • Full Name: Clayton Edward Kershaw
  • Born: March 19, 1988
  • Age: 26
  • Birthplace: Dallas, TX
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 225
  • Draft: Round 1 (2006, LAD)
  • School: Highland Park, Dallas, TX
  • MLB Debut: 05/25/2008

Selected by the Dodgers out of Highland Park High School (Dallas, Texas) in the first round (7th overall) of the June 2006 First-Year Player Draft... resides in Dallas with his wife Ellen... honored as the 2012 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Chevrolet, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement...is just the second Dodger to capture this prestigious award, joining Steve Garvey (1981)...was also the Dodgers' Clemente Award nominee in 2011.. .along with his wife, Ellen, founded Kershaw's Challenge, a charitable organization that encourages people to make a difference by giving back to at-risk children and communities in need...the charity has provided assistance to a variety of organizations, including to its cornerstone charity, "Arise Africa," which helped the Kershaws build and sustain an orphanage for children in Lusaka, Zambia called "Hope's Home"... in addition to providing a safe haven for orphans, Kershaw's Challenge also seeks to create an emergency fund for the children, many of whom suffer from diseases and infections related to HIV and AIDS... each year, Kershaw and his wife travel to the orphanage to visit with the children and bring awareness to this issue... co-authored a book with Ellen, released in January 2012, entitled, "Arise: Live Out Your Faith and Dreams on Whatever Field You Find Yourself," which is about their life together and trips to Africa...money raised from the book's proceeds goes directly to Kershaw's Challenge for Hope's Home...in addition to Hope's Home, Kershaw's Challenge has also supported the Peacock Foundation in Los Angeles, which provides animal-assisted interventions and activities for at-risk youth by partnering with mental health practitioners, public service agencies, and community organizations...Kershaw's Challenge is also involved with Mercy Street in his hometown of Dallas, Texas, which provides mentoring, sports and recreation, vocational and educational opportunities to young people in at-risk communities...has participated in numerous Dodgers' community initiatives such as the offseason Community Caravan, a Habitat for Humanity Build, the distribution of back packs and school supplies to 1,000 underserved children and the annual Dodgers Dream Foundation Youth Baseball Camp...was a high school teammate and is a close friend of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who was the No. 1 overall pick in 2009 NFL Draft out of the University of Georgia ... signed by Dodgers scout Calvin Jones... Won his second-career Cy Young Award in 2013, becoming just the second Dodger (Sandy Koufax - 1963, 1965, 1966) and 17th all-time pitcher to win multiple Cy Young Awards, and his third consecutive MLB ERA title (1.83) as he became the first Major Leaguer to do so since Greg Maddux (1993-95) and the first-ever Dodger to accomplish the feat... His 1.83 ERA was the lowest mark by an MLB starter since Pedro Martinez posted a 1.74 ERA with Boston in 2000 and the lowest ERA for a National Leaguer since Maddux's 1.63 mark with Atlanta in 1995…it's the lowest mark by a pitcher with at least 220.0 innings since Dwight Gooden's 1.53 ERA in 1985 with the Mets and the fourth-lowest single-season ERA by an NL lefty in the Live Ball Era (best since Sandy Koufax, 1.73 ERA in 1966).