Clayton Kershaw’s 200th Win



Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw delivers a pitch against the Mets.

Sebastian Madden

   On April 18, 2023, at Dodgers Stadium, Kershaw made MLB history after achieving his 200th win. In his 288th career decision, Kershaw now holds the highest win percentage of all time, 69.4%, among pitchers with at least 200 wins. In the game between the Dodgers and the Mets, Kershaw struck out nine batters over seven scoreless innings, and the Dodgers would go on to win the game 5-0. He also only allowed three hits without walking a single batter, improving his starts in which he gave up three or fewer hits and no walks over at least seven innings to 15. Kershaw sits behind only Greg Maddux with 22 for the most starts of that caliber since 1901. Furthermore, he is now the only pitcher in the Live Ball era with 200 wins and an ERA under 2.50 with a career 2.48 ERA to his name. Moving forward, Kershaw’s next milestone to tackle is the 3,000-strikeout mark, needing around 150 strikeouts to achieve it.