In front of a packed house at Dodgers Stadium on Saturday night, Clayton Kershaw became the Dodgers franchise all-time strikeout leader. As fate would have it, Kershaw got the record setting punch out with the pitch that has buoyed his success in the back half of his career – his slider.
Kershaw received a standing ovation at Chavez Ravine, and a standing ovation on Dodgers twitter.
— ?ss?l? (@alyssamxoxo_) May 1, 2022
The people around you love you, and in turn you appreciate them. That adds to your greatness, Kersh. Keep rocking it in your classy, kind, and totally awesome way!! ??? @Dodgers @DodgersNation @ClaytonKersh22
— clarecarey (@clarecarey19) May 1, 2022
I already knew Clayton Kershaw was the greatest of all time, but needless to say am still ecstatic to see him officially become the greatest Dodger strikeout king of all time for the record books. #Dodgers ?
— Gail Johnson (@GJOH29) May 1, 2022
Former Dodgers on-field reporter Alanna Rizzo also celebrated Kershaw’s great night.
— AlaNNa Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 1, 2022
Would any big night in LA be complete without a Magic Johnson tweet?
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 1, 2022
One fan remarked how fortunate Dodgers fans have been to watch so many pitching legends over the last few decades.
I’ve lived through Fernando, Orel, and Kersh…I’ve been spoiled for sure
— NOIDstradamus|LArob|YouknowRob (@LaRobMurphy) May 1, 2022
He was already a Hall-of-Famer, but another milestone never hurts.
Just want to put this out there: Clayton Kershaw should 100% be unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame when he becomes eligble. #Dodgers
— Doug McKain (@DMAC_LA) April 24, 2022
Even one of the biggest baseball media companies, run by die-hard Yankees fans, took notice.
Clayton Kershaw passes Don Sutton for first place as the Dodgers’ all-time strikeout leader! pic.twitter.com/bPy9TF471L
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) May 1, 2022
The Dodgers organization also released an incredible video of various Dodgers legends, including Vin Scully, congratulating Kershaw on his latest achievement.
Special messages for 22. pic.twitter.com/uKnQeoxzzQ
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 1, 2022
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