April 24, 2014

Kershaw Getting Set for Full Season in the Bigs

Ramona Shelburne has a nice article on Clayton Kershaw in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.  It’s a nice look at the story of the man behind the uniform and his life away from baseball.  Here’s a quick excerpt about Kershaw’s high school career that I hadn’t heard before:

In his senior year he went 12-0 and struck out 139 batters in 64 innings. Then on one May afternoon, Kershaw did something that should be included in every story ever written about him: he struck out all 15 batters he faced in a five-inning perfect game. The Dodgers just so happened to have sent a scout out to watch him that day.

I know all Dodger fans can’t wait to see what kind of pitcher the kid develops into in 2009.  One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be special.