- Date of Birth:
- March 19, 1988
- 6' 3"
Clayton Kershaw (born March 19, 1988 in Dallas, Texas) is an American professional baseball player. He was drafted seventh overall in the 2006 MLB Draft and reached the majors when he was just 20 years old. In 2011, Clayton won the pitching Triple Crown, where he lead the league in three specific categories, and the National League Cy Award, which made him the youngest pitcher to accomplish this feat since 1985. He is a left-handed strikeout pitcher and has played for the LA Dodgers his entire career. The Dodgers won the World Series in 2015.
Best Known For:
Clayton is best known for being a pitcher for the LA Dodgers.
Clayton is the great-nephew of astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto. Clayton married his girlfriend of seven years, Ellen Melson, on December 4, 2010. They had their first child, Cali Ann, on January 23, 2015. Clayton is well-known for his humanitarian work. He and his wife launched “Kershaw’s Challenge,” which is a Christ-centered organization to help at-risk children and neighborhoods.