NEW YORK (CBSLA.com) — Clayton Kershaw’s 2014 may not have carried him deep into the playoffs, but his season is still finding ways to impress the sports community.
The Los Angeles Dodgers ace became the first player ever to win three Players Choice Awards in a single season, earning recognition from his fellow ballplayers as 2014’s standout player.
Kershaw was nominated for, and won, the National League’s Outstanding Pitcher award, the overall Player of the Year award, and the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award, which goes to the player in either league who provides inspiration for others through his efforts, both on and off the field.
Kershaw’s career-low 1.77 ERA represented the fourth consecutive season in which he has won the NL ERA title. The ERA was also the lowest in baseball since Pedro Martinez’ 2000 season, in which he threw 1.74.
The 26-year-old, who is already a…
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