Matt Kemp Is On Top Of The World (Video)

During the 2011 baseball season, Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Matt Kemp became an undisputed baseball superstar. In his sixth Major League campaign, the Oklahoma native hit .324, with 39 homeruns and 126 RBI. Kemp finished second in the National League MVP race, losing out to Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun.

Since Braun is now facing a 50-game suspension, after testing positive for a banned substance, many fans, particularly in Southern California, believe MVP honors should be transferred to the 27-year-old Dodger.

Kemp's amazing 2011 performance was handsomely rewarded by outgoing Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. On the way out the door, the notoriously frugal owner backed up the Brinks trunk when handing Kemp an eight-year/$160 million contract.

Upon signing on the dotted line, Kemp became the cornerstone commodity for an ever-growing list of potential Dodger ownership suitors.

Kemp was the most prominent current ballplayer to appear at the “2012 In the Spirit of the Game” charity event, held on behalf of the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation. The gala, hosted by Larry King, Rob Reiner and George Lopez, took place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.     

Take a look at an original video clip of the jovial, dapper Kemp arriving at the West LA hotel.