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In what many predicted would take place, Clayton Kershaw won his third career Cy Young Award in four years. While Kershaw’s adding another personal award to his collection was expected, the fact that it was a unanimous decision was not.

Kershaw is the first unanimous Cy Young Award winner since Justin Verlander in 2011 and he’s the first unanimous Los Angeles Dodgers selection since Orel Hershisher (1988). Kershaw also became the youngest pitcher in MLB history to win three Cy Youngs and he joins Sandy Koufax as the lone Dodgers to win the award three times.

Along with the Cy Young, Kershaw was named Player of the Year by multiple publications and he may put a final bow on his historic 2014 season with an MVP award Thursday.

Kershaw was congratulated over social media on Wednesday, including tweets from multiple teammates beginning with Scott Van Slyke:

The Australian Baseball League also congratulated the Dodger ace with a reminder of where the Dodgers’ 2014 began:

Brandon League used the opportunity to poke fun at Kershaw’s friends:

After just one season with the Dodgers, Justin Turner had high praise for Kershaw:

Free agent Paul Maholm also views Kershaw in high regard:

While he may not believe pitchers should be eligible for an MVP award, Tommy Lasorda had no qualms in congratulating Kershaw over a third Cy Young:

Last but certainly not least, part owner Magic Johnson was another to weigh in:

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