Clayton Kershaw received the most lucrative contract for a pitcher in baseball history Wednesday, signing a 7-year, $215 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
If any player deserves that much money, it's probably Kershaw. The 25-year-old is already a two-time Cy Young winner and has career 2.60 ERA.
But before he was great in the pros, he was unhittable when he was in high school. And that's not hyperbole, he was at times literally unhittable.
The above video is of Kershaw pitching a 5-inning perfect game while in high school in 2006. That might not sound that impressive, but it was in the playoffs and he struck out every single batter. There were 15 batters and 15 strikeouts.
Oh, and one other thing. Kershaw also hit a home run, So, in short, it was a good performance.