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Clayton Kershaw vs Sandy Koufax Comparison

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Clayton Kershaw vs Sandy Koufax Comparison (Through 8 Seasons)

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax and current big leaguer Clayton Kershaw through their first seven seasons of their career that includes stats, World Series, and awards. Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

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Team, Position and Height

Teams

Clayton Kershaw – 1 (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Sandy Koufax – 1 (Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers)

Position

Clayton Kershaw – Left Handed Pitcher
Sandy Koufax – Left Handed Pitcher

Height

Clayton Kershaw – 6’3″
Sandy Koufax – 6’2″

Major League Debut Age

Clayton Kershaw – 20
Sandy Koufax – 19

Seasons in this Comparison

Clayton Kershaw – 2008-2015
Sandy Koufax – 1955-1962

World Series and Playoff Appearances

World Series

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Sandy Koufax – 2 (1955, 1959) images images

World Series Appearances

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Sandy Koufax – 2 (1955, 1959) images images

Playoff Appearances

Clayton Kershaw – 5 (2008-2009, 2013-2015) images images images images
Sandy Koufax – 2 (1955, 1959) images images

World Series MVP

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Sandy Koufax – 0

Awards and Honors

Cy Young Award

Clayton Kershaw – 3 (2011, 2013, 2014) images images images
Sandy Koufax – 0 *Award was introduced in 1956 and was only awarded to one pitcher until 1967.

MVP

Clayton Kershaw – 1 (2014) images
Sandy Koufax – 0

Gold Gloves

Clayton Kershaw – 1 (2011) images
Sandy Koufax – 0

Triple Crown

Clayton Kershaw – 1 (2011) images
Sandy Koufax – 0

Rookie of the Year

Clayton Kershaw – No
Sandy Koufax – No

All-Star Games

Clayton Kershaw – 5 (2011–2015) images images images images images
Sandy Koufax – 2 (1961-1962) images images

No Hitters or Perfect Games

Clayton Kershaw – 1 (No-hitter on June 18, 2014) images
Sandy Koufax – 1 (No-hitter on June 30, 1962) images

Wins League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 2 (2011, 2014) images images
Sandy Koufax – 0

ERA League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 4 (2011–2014) images images images images
Sandy Koufax – 1 (1962) images

Strikeout League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 2 (2011, 2013) images images
Sandy Koufax – 1 (1961) images

Complete Game League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 2 (2014-2015) images images
Sandy Koufax – 0

Shutouts League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 2 (2013, 2015) images images
Sandy Koufax – 0

WHIP League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 4 (2011–2014) images images images images
Sandy Koufax – 1 (1962) images

ERA+ League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 3 (2012–2014) images images images
Sandy Koufax – 0

FIP League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 2 (2014–2015) images images
Sandy Koufax – 2 (1961-1962) images images

Regular Season Pitching Stats

Games

Clayton Kershaw – 244 images
Sandy Koufax – 244 images

Games Started

Clayton Kershaw – 242 images
Sandy Koufax – 164

Wins

Clayton Kershaw – 114 images
Sandy Koufax – 68

Losses

Clayton Kershaw – 56 images
Sandy Koufax – 60

Win-Loss Percentage

Clayton Kershaw – .671 images
Sandy Koufax – .531

ERA (Earned Run Average)

Clayton Kershaw – 2.43 images
Sandy Koufax – 3.71

ERA+

Clayton Kershaw – 154 images
Sandy Koufax – 110

FIP

Clayton Kershaw – 2.55 images
Sandy Koufax – 3.44

Strikeouts

Clayton Kershaw – 1,746 images
Sandy Koufax – 1,168

Innings Pitched

Clayton Kershaw – 1,611 images
Sandy Koufax – 1,131 2/3

Hits Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 1,198
Sandy Koufax – 929 images

Earned Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 435 images
Sandy Koufax – 467

Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 474 images
Sandy Koufax – 525

Home Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 97 images
Sandy Koufax – 128

WHIP (Walks + Hits/Innings Pitched)

Clayton Kershaw – 1.03 images
Sandy Koufax – 1.31

Complete Games

Clayton Kershaw – 21
Sandy Koufax – 48 images

Shutouts

Clayton Kershaw – 12 images
Sandy Koufax – 9

Batters Faced

Clayton Kershaw – 6,379 images
Sandy Koufax – 4,846

Walks

Clayton Kershaw – 466 images
Sandy Koufax – 558

Intentional Walks

Clayton Kershaw – 26 images
Sandy Koufax – 28

Hit by Pitch

Clayton Kershaw – 27
Sandy Koufax – 10 images

Balks

Clayton Kershaw – 14
Sandy Koufax – 6 images

Hits Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 6.7 images
Sandy Koufax – 7.4

Strikeouts Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 9.8 images
Sandy Koufax – 9.3

Home Runs Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 0.5 images
Sandy Koufax – 1.0

Walks Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 2.6 images
Sandy Koufax – 4.4

Defensive Stats

Fielding Percentage

Clayton Kershaw – .981 images
Sandy Koufax – .947

Defensive Chances

Clayton Kershaw – 311 images
Sandy Koufax – 152

Putouts

Clayton Kershaw – 55 images
Sandy Koufax – 34

Assists

Clayton Kershaw – 250 images
Sandy Koufax – 110

Errors

Clayton Kershaw – 6 images
Sandy Koufax – 8

Double Plays

Clayton Kershaw – 13 images
Sandy Koufax – 7

Pickoffs

Clayton Kershaw – 57 images
Sandy Koufax – 2

Stolen Bases

Clayton Kershaw – 58
Sandy Koufax – 28 images

Caught Stealing

Clayton Kershaw – 55 images
Sandy Koufax – 22

Postseason Pitching Stats

Games

Clayton Kershaw – 13images
Sandy Koufax – 2

Games Started

Clayton Kershaw – 10 images
Sandy Koufax – 1

Wins

Clayton Kershaw – 2 images
Sandy Koufax – 0

Losses

Clayton Kershaw – 6
Sandy Koufax – 1 images

Win-Loss Percentage

Clayton Kershaw – .250 images
Sandy Koufax – .000

ERA (Earned Run Average)

Clayton Kershaw – 4.59
Sandy Koufax – 1.00 images

Strikeouts

Clayton Kershaw – 77 images
Sandy Koufax – 7

Innings Pitched

Clayton Kershaw – 64 2/3 images
Sandy Koufax – 9

Hits Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 52
Sandy Koufax – 5 images

Earned Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 33
Sandy Koufax – 1 images

Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 36
Sandy Koufax – 1 images

Home Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 8
Sandy Koufax – 0 images

WHIP (Walks + Hits/Innings Pitched)

Clayton Kershaw – 1.16
Sandy Koufax – 0.67 images

Complete Games

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Sandy Koufax – 0

Shutouts

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Sandy Koufax – 0

Batters Faced

Clayton Kershaw – 266 images
Sandy Koufax – 31

Walks

Clayton Kershaw – 23
Sandy Koufax – 1 images

Intentional Walks

Clayton Kershaw – 2
Sandy Koufax – 0 images

Hit by Pitch

Clayton Kershaw – 1
Sandy Koufax – 0 images

Balks

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Sandy Koufax – 0

Hits Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 7.2
Sandy Koufax – 5.0 images

Strikeouts Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 10.7
Sandy Koufax – 7.0 images

Home Runs Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 1.1
Sandy Koufax – 0 images

Walks Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 3.2
Sandy Koufax – 1.0 images

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