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The American professional baseball pitcher Clayton Kershaw is a three-time ‘Cy Young Award’. For the ‘Los Angeles Dodgers’ of the MLB, he is a powerful left-handed starting pitcher. He was born on March 19, 1988, in Dallas, Texas.
To lead the MLB in earned run average for 4 consecutive years, he was the first pitcher. He was selected for the ‘All-Star Game’ for 7 years straight. Apart from being a sportsman, he devoted his time and efforts to his humanitarian works. He has been honored for his charity work.
Height / Weight / Age
|Date Of Birth||March 19, 1988|
|Height||In Centimeters – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6’4”
|Weight||In Kilograms- 103 kg
In Pounds – 228 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||10 (US)|
His net worth is estimated to be $40 million approximately. His salary is $32 million. His car collection includes Audi, Mercedes, Ferrari, and Bentley. He owns a house in Dallas and real property worth $1.5 million.
Education / Family
He was born to Christopher George Kershaw who was a musician and Marianne Tombaugh. As his parents got divorced, he was raised by his mother. He attended Highland Park High School where he played baseball.
He received the ‘Gatorade National Player of the Year’ for his baseball skills. He got married to Ellen Melson on December 4, 2010. The couple is blessed with a daughter Cali Ann and a son Charley Clayton.
|Real Name||Clayton Edward Kershaw|
|Nickname||The Claw, Kid K, The Minotaur, or Kersh|
|Birth Place||Dallas, Texas|
|Profession||American baseball player|
|School||Highland Park High School|
|Debut||MLB – 2008|
|Fathers Name||Christopher George Kershaw|
|Mothers Name||Marianne Tombaugh|
Career / Fashion And Style
He entered the 2006 ‘MLB Draft’ and was chosen as the seventh overall pick by the ‘LA Dodgers’.Kershaw chose to sign up with the ‘dodgers’ before which he was thinking of accepting the ‘Texas A&M University’ scholarship. He received the amount of $2.3 million, the largest signing bonus of that time.
He was promoted to the ‘Southern League’ and played for ‘Jacksonville Suns. In 2011, he recorded many high points of his career and won ‘National League Player of the Week’ and ‘National League Pitcher of the month’.
He broke his own record of low ERA in 2014 season and won his third ‘Cy Young Award’. He became the first pitcher to win MVP Award and third pitcher to win NL awards. He played his first ‘World Series’ in 2017. Unfortunately, Dodgers lost the series to Houston Astros.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
|Children||Son – Charley Clayton Kershaw
Daughter – Cali Ann
Here we are providing you the list of his favourite things.
|Favourite Player||Will Clark|
Some Interesting Facts About Clayton Kershaw
- At the age of 10, Clayton’s parents were separated and he was raised by his mother.
- As a child, he used to play sports leagues.
- He attended school with Football quarterback Matthew Stafford and fellow pitchers Jordan Walden and Shawn Tolleson.
- He also played American Football in his childhood.
- The Great Clyde Tombaugh, an astronomer who discovered the Pluto is his uncle.
- He was awarded as “High School Baseball Player of the Year” by USA Today.
- Along with his wife, Clayton launched ‘Kershaw’s Challenge’ an organization that helps children.
- To raise money to build an orphanage in African country Zambia, the couple has written a book.
- He has been honored with the Roberto Clemente Award and the Branch Rickey Award.
- He is the seventh greatest figure in franchise history, the third greatest pitcher and the seventh greatest dodger.
- He appeared in ‘Prince’, a Season 3 episode of New Girl.
- He has the world’s ninth-largest sports contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers worth $215,000,000.
- His hobbies are watching and playing American football, watching Tv serials and movies and listening to music.
- His jersey number is 22.
- He was suspended for five games for internationally hitting Aaron Rowand with a pitch.