Roger Clemens (1987 – Topps #340)

William “Roger” Clemens (The Rocket) was a pitcher who spent a 24-year playing career (1984 – 2007) with 4 teams, (Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Houston Astros) before winding down his career back in New York, with the Yankees, in 2007. He was the American League MVP in 1986, an 11-time All-Star and 2-time World Series champ (1999 and 2000, both with Yankees). Roger won the A.L. Cy Young Award a record 6 times and the N.L. Cy Young Award in 2004, after being traded to Houston (with an 18 win – 4 loss season). He was also the A.L. Strikeout champion 5-times and was a 2-time Triple Crown (Strikeouts, Wins and Earned Run Average) winner in Toronto in 1997 and ’98. Clemens was voted to the All- Century Team in 1999, but his baseball Hall Of Fame induction is on hold because of alleged steroid use. What I remember about Clemens was his ever-present intimidation of batters – he seemed to think he was better than those he faced!
Roger Clemens 1987 Topps #340
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One response to “Roger Clemens (1987 – Topps #340)

  1. Roger Clemens was one of the toughest pitchers to beat when Clemens took the mound. Not being a Red Sox follower, there is nothing I can say about Clemens except whenever he started, he usually won, and I think the batters were afraid of him as he had many different pitches and would keep the hitter guessing all the time, therefore “off-balance!”

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