Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/1/12
Joe Torre believes pitcher Roger Clemens belongs in the Hall of Fame even though the seven-time Cy Young Award winner has been connected to performance-enhancing drugs. Torre said Clemens was like a son to him before the former Yankees manager took part in Old-Timers' Day at the new Yankee Stadium on Sunday. ''I can't make other people look at him. I can just tell you the way I feel,'' Torre said. ''I was proud to have him play for me. He always gave you everything he had and I always respected that.'' Clemens played six seasons in New York for Torre, helping the Yankees win two World Series championships in 1999 and 2000. But the 354-game winner was linked to performance-enhancing drugs in 2007, when he was mentioned in the Mitchell Report. Clemens then vehemently disavowed any link to steroids and human growth hormone at a nationally televised hearing in 2008. He was recently acquitted on all six counts that he lied to Congress during that 2008 session, and talk has turned to ...
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