Clemens Inducted into PawSox Hall of Fame
Roger played with the PawSox for about two months to begin the 1984 season before embarking on a stellar 24-year Major League career that saw him become one of the most dominant pitchers in MLB history. Clemens won a record seven Cy Young Awards, one American League MVP Award, was an 11-time All-Star, and a two-time World Series champion. He pitched for Boston (1984-1996), Toronto (1997-98), the Yankees (1999-2003 & 2007), and Houston (2004-06) amassing 354 wins with a 3.12 ERA and 4,672 strikeouts (third-most all-time) in 709 games. He is the only pitcher in MLB history to record over 350 wins and strikeout over 4,500 batters. Nicknamed “Rocket”, he burst on the Boston scene in 1986 when he went 24-4 with a 2.48 ERA to lead MLB in wins (something he would do four times during his career) and ERA (which he would do seven times). On April 29, 1986, he became the first pitcher in history to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning game when he beat Seattle at Fenway Park. He ended his Red Sox career tied with the immortal Cy Young for most victories in franchise-history (192) and Clemens is still Boston’s all-time strikeout leader with 2,590.