The Highest - Paid Pitcher in Baseball: Clayton Kershaw

Dodgers agree to pay Kershaw $215 million over seven years.
3:00 | 01/16/14

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And next here, the big story in sports tonight. The los angeles dodgers and the highest-paid pitcher of all-time. 10,000 every time he throws the ball. So, what does this mean for the fans trying to afford those tickets? Here's abc's matt gutman. Reporter: Clayton kershaw is the left-hander with the golden arm. His contract announced today by the dodgers, the biggest annual salary for anyone who has ever played the game. According to our team at 538, kershaw will get $10,000 every pitch. Or $130,000 per strikeout. That's more than another dodger great, sandy koufax, made during his entire final season. For me, I'm trying to think of the game I'm supposed to pitch right now. Reporter: Off the field, he's a humble 25-year-old, also known for building an orphanage in zambia. On the field, they know him as the claw. Known to trick batters by hiding the ball in his hand before releasing. His weapon of choice, a wicked curve. Kershaw making this batter duck, thinking he's about to be hit, before the ball just drops in for a strike. Add to that speed and an untouchable slider and you have a phenom. Always get the butterflies. Once the game starts, forget about this. Reporter: You're not imagining it, all this talent and the glittering stadiums do cost more now than they used to. And guess who is paying for it. You. It seems like they're getting paid astronomical amounts. Is that so? Clayton kershaw is earning DOUBLE THE MONEY AS LeBRON James. And he's not worth as much as LeBRON JAMES. Reporter: Then again, to dodger fans and fans of the game, a golden arm like kershaw's is priceless. Matt gutman, abc news. To the tennis court today.

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