Clayton Kershaw Named Hickok Belt® Award Winner for May 2016 


ROCHESTER, NY – Clayton Kershaw, pitcher for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers, has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of May 2016. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). The voters selected Kershaw after the ace posted one of the best months of his career, finishing May with a 5-0 record, 0.91 ERA, 65 strikeouts and two walks in 49 2/3 innings.

Other finalists for the month of May in order of how the NSMA voters ranked them included: Jackie Bradley, Jr. (baseball), Kevin Durant (basketball), LeBron James (basketball), Jason Day (golf), Martin Truex, Jr. (auto racing), Logan Couture (hockey), Canelo Alvarez (boxing), Martin Jones (hockey), Lex Thompson (golf).

His selection as the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of May 2016 recognizes Kershaw as “the best of the best” in professional sports for the month and makes him the fifth candidate eligible to receive the overall Hickok Belt® Award for 2016, joining Jake Arrieta, Novak Djokovic, Steph Curry and Jason Day.

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