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Clayton Kershaw vs Steve Carlton Comparison

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Clayton Kershaw vs Steve Carlton Comparison (Through 8 Seasons)

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Famer Steve Carlton 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.

Team, Position and Height

Teams

Clayton Kershaw – 1 (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Steve Carlton – 2 (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies)

Position

Clayton Kershaw – Left Handed Pitcher
Steve Carlton – Left Handed Pitcher

Height

Clayton Kershaw – 6’3″
Steve Carlton – 6’4″

Major League Debut Age

Clayton Kershaw – 20
Steve Carlton – 20

Seasons in this Comparison

Clayton Kershaw – 2008-2015
Steve Carlton – 1965-1972

World Series and Playoff Appearances

World Series

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Steve Carlton – 1 (1967) images

World Series Appearances

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Steve Carlton – 2 (1967-1968) images images

Playoff Appearances

Clayton Kershaw – 5 (2008-2009, 2013-2015) images images images images
Steve Carlton – 2 (1967-1968) images images

World Series MVP

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Steve Carlton – 2 (1967-1968) images images

Awards and Honors

Cy Young Award

Clayton Kershaw – 3 (2011, 2013, 2014) images images images
Steve Carlton – 1 (1972) images

MVP

Clayton Kershaw – 1 (2014) images
Steve Carlton – 0

Gold Gloves

Clayton Kershaw – 1 (2011) images
Steve Carlton – 0

Triple Crown

Clayton Kershaw – 1 (2011) images
Steve Carlton – 1 (1972) images

Rookie of the Year

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Steve Carlton – 0

All-Star Games

Clayton Kershaw – 5 (2011–2015) images images images images images
Steve Carlton – 4 (1968-1969, 1971-1972) images images images images

No Hitters or Perfect Games

Clayton Kershaw – 1 (No-hitter on June 18, 2014) images
Steve Carlton – 0

Wins League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 2 (2011, 2014) images images
Steve Carlton – 1 (1972) images

ERA League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 4 (2011–2014) images images images images
Steve Carlton – 1 (1972) images

Strikeout League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 2 (2011, 2013) images images
Steve Carlton – 1 (1972) images

Complete Game League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 2 (2014-2015) images images
Steve Carlton – 1 (1972) images

Shutouts League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 2 (2013, 2015) images images
Steve Carlton – 0

WHIP League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 4 (2011–2014) images images images images
Steve Carlton – 0

ERA+ League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 3 (2012–2014) images images images
Steve Carlton – 1 (1972) images

FIP League Leader

Clayton Kershaw – 2 (2014–2015) images images
Steve Carlton – 1 (1972) images

Regular Season Pitching Stats

Games

Clayton Kershaw – 244 images
Steve Carlton – 231

Games Started

Clayton Kershaw – 242 images
Steve Carlton – 213

Wins

Clayton Kershaw – 114 images
Steve Carlton – 104

Losses

Clayton Kershaw – 56 images
Steve Carlton – 72

Win-Loss Percentage

Clayton Kershaw – .671 images
Steve Carlton – .591

ERA (Earned Run Average)

Clayton Kershaw – 2.43 images
Steve Carlton – 2.86

ERA+

Clayton Kershaw – 154 images
Steve Carlton – 124

FIP

Clayton Kershaw – 2.55 images
Steve Carlton – 2.80

Strikeouts

Clayton Kershaw – 1,746 images
Steve Carlton – 1,261

Innings Pitched

Clayton Kershaw – 1,611
Steve Carlton – 1,611 2/3 images

Hits Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 1,198 images
Steve Carlton – 1,426

Earned Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 435 images
Steve Carlton – 512

Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 474 images
Steve Carlton – 580

Home Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 97 images
Steve Carlton – 106

WHIP (Walks + Hits/Innings Pitched)

Clayton Kershaw – 1.03 images
Steve Carlton – 1.22

Complete Games

Clayton Kershaw – 21
Steve Carlton – 96 images

Shutouts

Clayton Kershaw – 12
Steve Carlton – 24 images

Batters Faced

Clayton Kershaw – 6,379
Steve Carlton – 6,659 images

Walks

Clayton Kershaw – 466 images
Steve Carlton – 536

Intentional Walks

Clayton Kershaw – 26 images
Steve Carlton – 48

Hit by Pitch

Clayton Kershaw – 27
Steve Carlton – 18 images

Balks

Clayton Kershaw – 14
Steve Carlton – 4 images

Hits Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 6.7 images
Steve Carlton – 8.0

Strikeouts Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 9.8 images
Steve Carlton – 7.0

Home Runs Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 0.5 images
Steve Carlton – 0.6

Walks Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 2.6 images
Steve Carlton – 3.0

Defensive Stats

Fielding Percentage

Clayton Kershaw – .981 images
Steve Carlton – .952

Defensive Chances

Clayton Kershaw – 311 images
Steve Carlton – 289

Putouts

Clayton Kershaw – 55 images
Steve Carlton – 41

Assists

Clayton Kershaw – 250 images
Steve Carlton – 234

Errors

Clayton Kershaw – 6 images
Steve Carlton – 14

Double Plays

Clayton Kershaw – 13
Steve Carlton – 15 images

Pickoffs

Clayton Kershaw – 57 images
Steve Carlton – 39

Stolen Bases

Clayton Kershaw – 58 images
Steve Carlton – 73

Caught Stealing

Clayton Kershaw – 55 images
Steve Carlton – 53

Postseason Pitching Stats

Games

Clayton Kershaw – 13 images
Steve Carlton – 3

Games Started

Clayton Kershaw – 10 images
Steve Carlton – 1

Wins

Clayton Kershaw – 2 images
Steve Carlton – 0

Losses

Clayton Kershaw – 6
Steve Carlton – 1 images

Win-Loss Percentage

Clayton Kershaw – .250 images
Steve Carlton – .000

ERA (Earned Run Average)

Clayton Kershaw – 4.59
Steve Carlton – 2.70 images

Strikeouts

Clayton Kershaw – 77 images
Steve Carlton – 8

Innings Pitched

Clayton Kershaw – 64 2/3 images
Steve Carlton – 10

Hits Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 52
Steve Carlton – 10 images

Earned Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 33
Steve Carlton – 3 images

Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 36
Steve Carlton – 4 images

Home Runs Allowed

Clayton Kershaw – 8
Steve Carlton – 1 images

WHIP (Walks + Hits/Innings Pitched)

Clayton Kershaw – 1.16 images
Steve Carlton – 1.30

Complete Games

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Steve Carlton – 0

Shutouts

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Steve Carlton – 0

Batters Faced

Clayton Kershaw – 266 images
Steve Carlton – 43

Walks

Clayton Kershaw – 23
Steve Carlton – 3 images

Intentional Walks

Clayton Kershaw – 2
Steve Carlton – 0 images

Hit by Pitch

Clayton Kershaw – 1
Steve Carlton – 0 images

Balks

Clayton Kershaw – 0
Steve Carlton – 0

Hits Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 7.2 images
Steve Carlton – 9.0

Strikeouts Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 10.7 images
Steve Carlton – 7.2

Home Runs Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 1.1
Steve Carlton – 0.9 images

Walks Per 9 Innings

Clayton Kershaw – 3.2
Steve Carlton – 2.7 images

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