August 4th, 2010

August 4 – Happy Birthday Roger Clemens

Wow! Talk about getting knocked off a pedestal. “Rocket’s” seven Cy Young Awards, his 354 victories, those 4,672 career strikeouts, that winning percentage in the mid six hundreds, and those 46 shutouts, all became less meaningful when the rumors of his long-time steroid use gained some substance. And when Clemens refused to follow the leads of Jason Giambi and Andy Pettitte and admit his mistakes, his reputation seemed to  unravel even quicker. A few weeks ago, a federal judge declared a mistrial in Clemens perjury trial when prosecutors showed jurors evidence that had been previously ruled out. In any event, the Rocket will forever be associated with the rocket fuel he allegedly used to propel himself into baseball’s record books. Will Clemens eventually get into Cooperstown?

Roger shares his birthday with this former Yankee relief pitcher, this former Yankee starting pitcher and  this former Yankee skipper.

Year Tm W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
1999 NYY 14 10 .583 4.60 30 30 0 1 1 0 187.2 185 101 96 20 90 163 1.465
2000 NYY 13 8 .619 3.70 32 32 0 1 0 0 204.1 184 96 84 26 84 188 1.312
2001 NYY 20 3 .870 3.51 33 33 0 0 0 0 220.1 205 94 86 19 72 213 1.257
2002 NYY 13 6 .684 4.35 29 29 0 0 0 0 180.0 172 94 87 18 63 192 1.306
2003 NYY 17 9 .654 3.91 33 33 0 1 1 0 211.2 199 99 92 24 58 190 1.214
2007 NYY 6 6 .500 4.18 18 17 0 0 0 0 99.0 99 52 46 9 31 68 1.313
24 Yrs 354 184 .658 3.12 709 707 0 118 46 0 4916.2 4185 1885 1707 363 1580 4672 1.173
BOS (13 yrs) 192 111 .634 3.06 383 382 0 100 38 0 2776.0 2359 1045 943 194 856 2590 1.158
NYY (6 yrs) 83 42 .664 4.01 175 174 0 3 2 0 1103.0 1044 536 491 116 398 1014 1.307
HOU (3 yrs) 38 18 .679 2.40 84 84 0 1 0 0 539.0 409 161 144 33 170 505 1.074
TOR (2 yrs) 41 13 .759 2.33 67 67 0 14 6 0 498.2 373 143 129 20 156 563 1.061
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/4/2013.