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

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- 959 days ago
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Matt Kemp
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- 1214 days ago
Matt Kemp -- 'VERY HAPPY' for Magic Johnson to Take Over the Dodgers

Matt Kemp
'VERY HAPPY' for Magic to Take Over the Dodgers

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- 1405 days ago
L.A. Dodger Matt Kemp -- I'm Tired of Living Next to Larry King

L.A. Dodger Matt Kemp
I'm Tired of Living Next to Larry King

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- 1426 days ago
Matt Kemp -- Don't Call Ryan Braun a Cheater ... Yet

Matt Kemp
Don't Call Ryan Braun a Cheater ... Yet

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- 1515 days ago
Rihanna Gives Matt Kemp the Kiss Off

Rihanna Gives Matt Kemp the Kiss Off

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- 2045 days ago
Rihanna Cheers Matt Kemp's Home Run

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