Clayton Kershaw looks back on MLB debut, getting drafted


Clayton Kershaw joined Petros and Money for an exclusive Inside the Locker Room interview at Dodger Stadium on Friday, as the Dodgers' ace sat down with the guys and recalled the day he debuted for the Dodgers, how he almost became a Detroit Tiger and his love for ping pong.  

On the day he got called up, he was pitching a game and was pulled out after pitching one inning. At the end of the game, he was told he was being called up and had to go to Los Angeles. On his first day, Jason Schmidt, pulled a prank on him resulting in Kershaw wearing the wrong jersey.   

The guys asked him about his practice routine, what he does to better his pitches and how to keep it consistent. Kershaw mentions that he feels like a veteran with young, rising stars such as Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor on the team.  

Kershaw also spoke about the upcoming Kershaw’s Challenge Ping Pong 4 Purpose event, which he puts on along with his wife Ellen. It is a charity that helps children around the country, and also internationally. Kershaw tells the guys why they started this charity and how ping pong came into play to raise money. 

The 5th Kershaw’s Challenge Ping Pong 4 Purpose event will be held Thursday, July 27 at Dodgers Stadium with guests such as Jimmy Kimmel, Magic Johnson and more.   

Listen to the full interview below.


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