Matt Kemp

Baseball Player + Outfielder
Born Sep 23, 1984

Matthew Ryan "Matt" Kemp is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kemp was drafted by the Dodgers in the 6th round of the 2003 draft and made his major league debut in 2006. In 2011, Kemp led the National League in runs scored (115), total bases (353), OPS+ (171), WAR (10.0), home runs (39), and runs batted in (115).… Read More

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1984 Birth Born on September 23, 1984.


Kemp was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2003 MLB Draft and made his major league debut in 2006. … Read More


2005 20 Years Old He was selected to the Florida State League All-Star team in 2005, and set Vero Beach franchise records for home runs (27) and slugging percentage (.569).
2006 21 Years Old He began 2006 with the AA Jacksonville Suns, where he hit .327 with 7 homers, 34 RBIs and 11 steals, prompting a promotion to the major league squad. … Read More
2007 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Kemp started the 2007 season on the major league roster but lost his place after suffering an injury while running into the outfield fence at Dodger Stadium. … Read More
2009 24 Years Old Kemp dated pop singer Rihanna from December 2009 to November 2010. … Read More
The day before the All-Star Game, Giants' manager and 2011 NL All-Star Manager, Bruce Bochy, announced his decision to bat Kemp 3rd in the line up. … Read More
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