Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher Clayton Kershaw has won this year's National League Cy Young Award, which goes to the best pitcher in the past season – one for each the AL and one for the NL, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Kershaw also received an almost unanimous vote, as 27 of the 32 people voted for him to win first place. Kershaw continues to receive praise for his talent and hard work, and has recently been compared to famous player Sandy Koufax, which he is stunned by, the media outlet reports.
"He did it for a long time," Kershaw told the news source. "He won a lot of awards. He won the World Series. He threw no-hitters. Just a lot of things I'm not even close to accomplishing yet. So I have tremendous respect for him and would never want to put myself in the same category as him."
With talks of the Cy Young Award winner comes the National League's MVP honor. It is expected that Kershaw's teammate, outfielder Matt Kemp, will be this year's recipient, according to the Washington Post. The winner will be announced in a few days.