Matt Kemp is a Major League Baseball player who plays in the outfield for the San Diego Padres in the National League. The Oklahoma native entered the league in 2006 and has since made quite the name for himself since.
Undoubtedly his best career year came in 2011 when he led the National league in runs scored (115), total bases (353, OPS+ (171), home runs (39) and RBI’s (126). He was also the first player to finish in the top two in both home runs and steals since Hank Aaron in 1963. His stellar year earned him the National League Hank Aaron Award, a Gold Glove Award, 2nd place in the National League MVP voting and his first nod to the National league All-Star Team.
The Padres' center fielder bats and throws right, runs fast and plays hard. He has already recorded his 1000th career hit in 2013 and looks to tally many more on his resume.
When he is not on the field, Kemp is very involved in charity and community initiatives throughout Los Angeles and other areas of the US.
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