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Clayton Kershaw Is Making Long-Awaited History Tuesday

Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2022 in Anaheim, California.
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Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is in line to make some history, even at 34 years old.

He has been leading the Dodgers’ rotation since 2008, and is a future Hall of Famer five years from the moment of announcing his retirement.

But believe it or not, this will be Kershaw’s first All-Star Game start.

There may be more deserving candidates than him, such as teammate Tony Gonsolin or Miami Marlins star Sandy Alcantara.

However, Kershaw has been a top starter this year even if he missed some time with an injury.

He has a rock-solid 2.13 ERA in 71.2 innings so far, making him a worthy candidate to take the ball in front of the fans that love and idolize him.

Baseball always offers us a space for some records and surprising feats.

“Clayton Kershaw will make his first career start in the All-Star Game tonight. His 9 All-Star selections are the most by a player before their first start in MLB history. The previous high was 8, done by Bob Gibson (P) and Elston Howard (C),” ESPN Stats & Info tweeted.

 

One Of The True All-Time Greats

At 34 years old, it’s evident that Kershaw’s best years are probably behind him.

He remains an elite pitcher despite his age, though, and has a 2.48 career ERA.

As a former Cy Young, MVP, and World Series winner, he has the respect and admiration from fellow players and fans.

Dodger Stadium will surely greet him with a long round of applauses and recognition as one of the all-time greats in the game of baseball.

He will be tasked with limiting a great American League offense for at least a few innings.

He is good enough to do that, and then some.




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