This is old and has been out there for a while, but it's still fun to watch Clayton Kershaw dominate. Josh Tucker, the Dodgers social media guru Josh Tucker (who is sadly leaving after this week) tweeted a three-year-old YouTube video of Kershaw pitching a perfect game in high school in 2006.
On May 19, 2006, Kershaw was pitching in the third round of the Texas High School 4A state playoffs for Highland Park against Northwest. This was 18 days before Kershaw was drafted seventh overall in the first round by the Dodgers, and 32 days before he signed his first pro contract.
In this high school playoff game, Kershaw pitched a five-inning perfect game. He struck out all 15, and hit a home run. Not bad for someone who hadn't pitched in three weeks because of an oblique injury.
"I liked the way he worked ahead in the count," Highland Park coach Lew Kennedy told the Dallas Morning News (via MLB.com writer Jason Beck). "It made it a lot easier on him. There were a lot of question marks with him, and I think he answered them all."