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Matt Kemp

Matthew Ryan "Matt" Kemp (born September 23, 1984) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kemp was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2003 MLB 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 (126). Additionally, he became the first player to finish in the top two in both home runs and steals since Hank Aaron in 1963. Kemp attended Midwest City High School in Oklahoma, where he was a standout in basketball and baseball. He was teammates with Shelden Williams on the varsity basketball team that won the state title their junior year. Kemp, along with Williams and three other teammates, was accused of raping a 19-year-old woman at the time of a high school all-star basketball tournament on January 20, 2002, at the Columbus, Ohio Hyatt hotel. The players were suspended from the team during the investigation. The woman did not press charges, and the district attorney opted to not pursue the matter due to a lack of evidence. Kemp was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 6th round of the 2003 draft, and

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- 121 days ago
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- 127 days ago
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- 188 days ago
Matt Kemp -- Hobbles on Crutches, But Positive Dodgers Will Win

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- 198 days ago
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- 241 days ago
Matt Kemp Drops $30,000 a Month to Live Like Toni Braxton's Sis

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- 299 days ago
Matt Kemp -- MLB Star Takes His Busted Shoulder Out Clubbing

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Takes His Busted Shoulder Out Clubbing

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