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Clayton Kershaw is a sure lock to be a Hall of Famer when his career as a pitcher ends. Highly regarded as one of the best pitchers in baseball, who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers, recorded his 2,000th career strikeout on Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Kershaw is known for his high velocity fastball, which only fits that a high fastball over the plate is the pitch he used to get his 2,000th career strikeout.
Clayton Kershaw is the second fastest pitcher to ever accomplish this. The fastest pitcher to record 2,000 career strikeouts was Randy Johnson, who reached the milestone in 262 games. It took Kershaw only 15 more games to reach this. In his 277th game, Kershaw made history to become the second fastest pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts.
Nolan Ryan has the record for most strikeouts in the MLB, recording a total of 5,714 strikeouts. It is unknown if Kershaw will ever make history again and beat this, but anything is possible, especially with him only being at age 29.
It would be pretty amazing to see Kershaw break the strikeout record from arguably the best pitcher in to ever play in the major league. Will Kershaw break Nolan Ryan’s record? I sure hope so, that moment would be incredible.