Kershaw: "Koufax is a great teacher"

The Los Angeles Dodgers ace talks about his Cy Young season

Updated: December 4, 2011, 1:47 PM ET
By Clayton Kershaw, as told to Molly Knight | ESPN The Magazine

IT ALL CAME TOGETHER for me this year. I commanded the strike zone better and threw off-speed pitches for strikes more consistently.

REGARDLESS OF WINNING THE CY YOUNG, I have one goal that never changes, and that's to win every start. This year, I had 21 wins and five losses in 33 starts. The only time I'll be satisfied is if I go 33-0, so there's room for improvement. My changeup needs to be better. Until I feel comfortable throwing that pitch -- or any pitch -- in any ...

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