Clayton Kershaw is a professional baseball player who currently plays as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. He was born to Marianne, also known as Tom Baugh and Christopher George Kershaw on March 19, 1988, in Texas.
Clayton is known to have played in youth sports leagues as a child. When he got into high school, he continued to play baseball at Highland Park High School. He was awarded by USA Today as the “High School Baseball Player of the Year”, and was also named the Gatorade National Player of the Year for baseball in high school.
When Clayton completed high school, he was supposed to attend Texas A&M University on scholarship but he declined the offer when the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team drafted him in the 2006 MLB draft.
Clayton signed with the Dodgers and earned a $2.3 million signing bonus. He first played in minor leagues for the Gulf Coast League (GCL) Dodgers, an affiliate to the Dodgers and was later on promoted to play for the Great Lakes Loons in 2007.
In May 2008, the Dodgers purchased his minor league contract after which they added him to their active roster. Clayton made his MLB debut in May 2008 with the Dodgers when they played against the St. Louis Cardinals team.
Clayton Kershaw Wife: Meet Ellen Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw’s wife is Ellen Kershaw. They have been married since 2010 and have three children together. Ellen was also born in Texas on November 9, 1987.
She attended the same high school as her husband and that’s where they met and started dating. She then attended Texas A&M University after high school.
Ellen is known to work for an unprivileged group in Africa and she also works as the co-founder of “Hope’s Home,” an orphanage home that was established in 2012 in Lusaka. She is also the co-founder of the Kershaw Challenge Organization.