Roger Clemens

Birthdate 08/04/1962
Death Date
Debut Year 1984
Year of Induction
Teams Astros, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Yankees
Position Pitcher

In 1986 Roger Clemens won the American League’s Cy Young and Most Valuable Player Awards and the All Star Game MVP. 

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1986 was the career highlight for Roger Clemens

1986 was the career highlight for Roger Clemens

The 1986 Donruss highlights set featured five cards to commemorate his career year. Shown here are autographed cards that tip a cap for being Pitcher of the Month for April, his 20-strikeout game, a 14-0 start, Pitcher of the Month for June, and his All Star game MVP. Clemens
More accolades for the magical 1986 season

More accolades for the magical 1986 season

Shown here are three more cards honoring Roger Clemens’ great 1986 season. In the middle is an Fleer Award Winners card surrounded by a 1987 Topps All Star card and an ’87 Topps Record Breaker card outlining his 20K game. Clemens has autographed all three
Roger Clemens hits the links and rents a golf cart

Roger Clemens hits the links and rents a golf cart

Pitching once every five days makes for a lot of free time on the road for pitchers. They often hit the links on the road and spend much of their off season refining their golf game. Shown here is a receipt for a golf cart rental dated November 25, 1988 signed by Clemens.
Red Sox need to correct Roger Clemens' contract

Red Sox need to correct Roger Clemens' contract

In the collection is a notification to the Red Sox that they must correct the 1983 contract of William Roger Clemens. It seems the Sox needed the signature of the authorized club official. The next piece is a handwritten letter that lets the league know the corrections have been made.
The Red Sox have to get Roger Clemens squared away

The Red Sox have to get Roger Clemens squared away

Longtime Red Sox official Ed Kenney sent this handwritten letter to John Johnson, the president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. In it, Kenney apologizes for the inconvenience. This correspondence is dated nine months before Roger Clemens’

A Story about Roger Clemens

Judgment of Steroid Era comes every year at Hall of Fame

June 18th, 2014

(Editors’ note: Mike Piazza was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 24, 2016.) Can the game’s story be complete without a plaque of the baseball’s all-time home run leader? Doesn’t the man with the most Cy Young Awards deserve induction? How about the catcher with the most career homers? All have been on the ballot, yet none is enshrined. The allegations pointed toward Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are well-documented. The case for Mike Piazza remains less clear. Certainly his numbers are certainly Cooperstown-worthy. Amassed in any other era, his 427 homers and .308 lifetime average would be enough to garner the catcher a bronze plaque. Piazza’s six seasons with at least 100 runs batted in, 12 all-star appearances, and ten Silver Slugger awards certainly seem Cooperstown-worthy. In today’s Hall of Fame voting process, however, numbers aren’t enough. That’s where hypocrisy begins to creep in. During the steroid era, the Baseball Writers concerned themselves only with on-field performance. Seven times they voted prickly Barry Bonds the MVP; seven times they cast enough votes for Roger Clemens to receive the Cy Young Award. No one cared then that the players’ statistics might have been aided by performance enhancing drugs. When those same two players were on the Hall of Fame […]

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