Roger Clemens

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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Clemens won the first of his record 7 Cy Young Awards in 1986

Clemens won the first of his record 7 Cy Young Awards in 1986

Roger Clemens broke in with the Boston Red Sox in 1984. A fresh-faced 21-year old, he went 9-5 with a 4.32 ERA. The right-hender completed 5 of his 20 starts and tossed one shutout. The following season he lowered his ERA by a full run. The 1986 season was his breakout year. Clemens led the AL in wi
Roger Clemens traditionally golfed the day before a start

Roger Clemens traditionally golfed the day before a start

Roger Clemens was already a professional baseball player by the time his wife Debbie gave him his first set of golf clubs. They sure came in handy. Pitching once every five days makes for a lot of free time on the road for starting pitchers. They often hit the links on the road and spend much of the
Six-time 20-game winner Roger Clemens led the league in ERA 7 times

Six-time 20-game winner Roger Clemens led the league in ERA 7 times

Roger Clemens was one of the most dominant pitchers the game has ever known. A six-time 20-game winner, he led the AL in earned run averaged 7 times. The 354-game winner earned the Cy Young Award a record 7 times for four different teams – the Red Sox, Blue Jays,
Allegations of steroid use hindered Clemens bid for Cooperstown

Allegations of steroid use hindered Clemens bid for Cooperstown

  Roger Clemens’ resume for Cooperstown is complete. The only pitcher to win 350 games and strike out 4,500 batters, Clemens is remembered as one of the game’s greatest hurlers. His final season as a player came in 2007. In Decemeber of that year, baseball released the Mitchell Repo

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Judgment of Steroid Era comes every year at Hall of Fame

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(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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2 responses to “Roger Clemens”

  1. Donald Healy says:

    He must have hit the weights hard because his deltoid muscles were ballooning beneath his Yankee jersey.

  2. Joseph Javkson says:

    Roger Clemens has been singled out as the only 300 game winner not elected to the Hall of Fame. His place in baseball history is secure, regardless of the sportswriters who failed to vote for him
    In spite of what has been said about him, there has never been a finding that Roger used performance enhancing drugs, but he has been treated by the writers as someone presumed to be guilyy until proven innocent. The writers have failed to vote other players into the Hall of Fame who were voted
    in many years later by committees. Gil Hodges, Biddy McPhee and others were passed over for many years before their elections to Cooperstown. How long is it going to take for Roger Tobe inducted into
    the Hall of Fame.

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