How Roger Clemens Almost Missed Historic Red Sox 20-Strikeout Start

On April 29, 1986, Roger Clemens made his mark in the Major League Baseball record books. The young Boston Red Sox pitcher struck out 20 Seattle Mariners that night, breaking the MLB record and writing his name in its place. But it almost wasn’t to be. Clemens nearly missed his start due to one of the most Boston problems ever. Red Sox historian Gordon Edes joined NESN’s Tom...
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30 years ago Friday ex-Yankee Roger Clemens struck out 20 with Boston Red Sox (VIDEO)

Fitting timing Thirty years ago this evening seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens struck out 20 batters at Fenway Park as a member of the Boston Red Sox, putting to shame the Seattle Mariners lineup. It's fitting, perhaps, with the Yankees in town Friday (7:05 p.m.) to kick off a three-game series, the first time the rivals face each...
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30 years ago, Roger Clemens mowed down 20 Seattle Mariners

The 20-strikeout game is one of baseball's most elusive feats, one that hasn't been accomplished in nearly 15 years.In fact, over the course of the sport's history, there have only been five such games thrown by major league pitchers, with none more dominant than the gem spun by Roger Clemens 30 years ago. That Tuesday, Clemens became the first to hit the 20-K mark in a nine-inning...
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Roger Clemens’ 20-Strikeout Retro Live Blog: Reliving Rocket’s Most Dominant Start

Editor’s note: Friday is the 30th anniversary of arguably the most dominant start of Roger Clemens’ legendary career. On April 29, 1986, the 23-year-old flame-thrower from Texas tore through the Seattle Mariners, striking out 20 batters at Fenway Park. To celebrate the anniversary, will do a retro live blog of the game starting Friday at 11 a.m. ET. NESN also will air...
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Roger Clemens fires back at Roy Halladay over HOF dig

After he once again fell short of being elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Roger Clemens did something he hasn’t typically done in the past when he fired back at a critic. Only this time, said critic was a former teammate and could be a future Hall of Famer himself. Earlier this week, Roy Halladay sent an enthusiastic tweet urging voters to keep Clemens and Barry Bonds...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Clemens: Hall of Fame nod 'does not make a difference in my life'

By Will McDonough Another round of players will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this Sunday, but once again, Roger Clemens won’t be one of them. And while Clemens said getting into the Hall would matter to him, it’s not something the former Boston Red Sox pitcher loses sleep over. “Congratulations to the guys that go,” Clemens said in an appearance...
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Clemens doesn't 'lose sleep over' Hall of Fame snub

By Sam Galanis Roger Clemens is one of the greatest pitchers Major League Baseball has ever seen whether you like him or not. And despite that, the Rocket has managed to get just half the votes necessary to make the Hall of Fame in his three years on the ballot. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher appeared on CBS Sports Radio’s “Tiki and Tierney” on Tuesday, and he was asked...
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Clemens movie entitled 'The Rocket' in development

By Ian Casselberry Are we, as a culture, ready for a Roger Clemens movie? A biopic about the pitching great could soon be in development, following a bidding war over a script for a Clemens film, entitled "The Rocket." According to The Hollywood Reporter, producer Teddy Schwartzman and his company Black Bear Pictures acquired the rights to the "Rocket" script, which follows...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Clemens knocks it out of the park with plaid cargos

I cannot stand it anymore. We’ve finally reached the mountaintop. Roger Clemens’ swag has officially gone where I didn’t think Roger Clemens’…
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros manager says players were disrespectful to Roger Clemens

The Houston Astros should take all the advice they can get. They have not won more than 56 games in a season since 2010, and their record has gotten more embarrassing each year since. Last season, Houston won just 51 games. Given their resume, the players would be wise to listen when people like Roger […]
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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