Clayton Edward Kershaw was born on March 19, 1988. He is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB).
He has spent his whole MLB career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw, a left-handed starting pitcher, has spent 14 seasons in the major leagues since his debut in 2008.
He is an eight-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, and the 2014 NL Most Valuable Player. His 2.49 lifetime ERA and 1.00 walks plus hits per inning pitched rate (WHIP) are the lowest among starting pitchers in the live-ball era (minimum 1,000 innings pitched). Kershaw’s lifetime hit-per-nine-innings-pitched average is 6.78, which is the second-lowest in MLB history.
For much of his career, he was regarded as the finest pitcher in baseball and one of the greatest pitchers of all time.
Kershaw was selected seventh overall in the 2006 Major League Baseball draft.
He progressed through the Dodgers’ farm system in one full season and reached the majors at the age of 20. He was the youngest player in MLB when he made his debut in 2008, a status he retained for one full year.
In 2011, he won the pitching Triple Crown as well as the NL Cy Young Award, making him the youngest pitcher to do it since Dwight Gooden in 1985.
How Old Is Clayton Kershaw?
Clayton is currently 34 years.