The Los Angeles Dodgers have won their first World Series title since 1988.
It took him 13 years in the Major Leagues, but Clayton Kershaw is finally a champion.
"I was trying to take it all in, as best I could," Kershaw said. "You never really script what you're going to do or how you're going to feel. It was just a content feeling -- just like, the job is done. We won. We did it. We won our race, and it's over. And we completed our mission. Just a feeling of contentment, joy. And then to get to see the guys and how happy everybody was."
Kershaw went 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA over 11 2/3 innings in two World Series starts this year, striking out 14 and walking three. He entered this year just 9-11 in postseason play, with poor outings in a pair of World Series Game 5s that resulted in a 2017 no-decision and a 2018 defeat.
"I don't care about legacy. I don't care about what happened last year. I don't care about what people think. I don't care at all, man,'' Kershaw said. "We won the World Series. The 2020 Dodgers won the World Series. It's like, who cares about all that other stuff? To be a part of that team, all that other stuff is just pointless."