Former Scot Clayton Kershaw, who is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, won a Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Tuesday.
Kershaw has also been named winner of the Warren Spahn Award as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He is also a finalist for the Players Choice outstanding pitcher in the National League, was named to The Sporting News’ NL All-Star team, and was a finalist for the Roberto Clemente Award, according to the Dodgers’ website.
“It’s awesome,” said Kershaw in a release on the team’s site. “I never expected to win; to hear my name called, I was surprised. Greg Maddux won 18 of these. It’s special to be around in his company. I expect other guys to win, I guess.”
Kershaw was one of three Dodgers to win a Gold Glove, a first for that franchise. He is also in line to win the Cy Young Award, which will be announced later this month. Kershaw went 21-5 with a 2.28 ERA with 248 strikeouts and 54 walks this past season.