Friday, January 27, 2012

Kershaw Receives Spahn Award

Congratulations, Clayton!:

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw accepted the Warren Spahn Award on Thursday night as the best left-handed pitcher in baseball.

"It's the biggest trophy I've ever gotten," Kershaw said, laughing. "I don't know if I'll be able to carry it on the plane."

Kershaw, the National League Cy Young winner, led the NL with a 21-5 record, 248 strikeouts and a 2.28 ERA. He also was selected to his first All-Star game and won his first Gold Glove.

"It's been a progression. I think a lot of it has to do with being more comfortable and getting more experience," Kershaw said. "It's just a lot of things coming together. Once you have some success you gain some confidence and you expect to do that every time out."

The Spahn Award is based on a pitcher's wins, strikeouts and ERA. Spahn won 363 career games in his Hall of Fame career. He died in 2003.


QuadSevens said...

That really is a big trophy!

Dusty Baker said...

Man that is a big trophy. Sucker's huge, man.


Hideo Nomo said...

It'll look nice next his Cy Youngblood.

MeanieBreanie said...

For some, size is everything.

Hideo Nomo said...

Alternate joke:

It'll look nice next to his Cy-Gor Young.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You're losing your touch, Sax. Spawn isn't a Marvel property.

Hideo Nomo said...

Spawn wouldn't exist without McFarlane's Amazing Spider-Man run.

Steve Sax said...

Yeah, it's a little bit of a cheesy pun. But it's more of a McFarlane homage than an image fromage homage.

Thank you, Cleveland! Good night!