Clayton Edward Kershaw is a former American professional baseball pitcher who won three Cy Young Awards (2011, 2013, and 2014). He was born on March 19, 1988, in Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Kershaw eighth overall in the 2006 amateur draft out of high school. Before getting called up to the big leagues in May 2008, the strong left-hander had only two and a half seasons in the minor levels.
He struggled in his first (half) season but found his stride in his second, recording a 2.79 earned run average (ERA) across 30 starts.
Kershaw established himself as a top pitcher in the National League (NL) in 2011, when he led the league in wins (21), ERA (2.28), and strikeouts (248), capturing the pitching “triple crown.”
That year, he was named to the first of four consecutive All-Star Games and earned his first Cy Young Award as the greatest pitcher in the National League.
Kershaw topped the National League in ERA (2.53) again in 2012, a feat he accomplished the following year with a 1.83 ERA to earn his second Cy Young.
As remarkable as those ERAs were, he obliterated them in 2014 with a 1.77 ERA and a meager 0.857 walks or hits per inning thrown.
Kershaw won the Cy Young Award for the third time in four years, joining Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax, Jim Palmer, Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez, and Randy Johnson as the only pitchers to do so.
How Tall Is Clayton Kershaw?
Clayton Kershaw is 1.93 meters tall.