Baseball Hall of Immortals – Inductee #34: Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens was the most dominating pitcher over the last 40 years.  7 Cy Young Awards (and he finished 2nd or 3rd three other times). Over 4,600 strikeouts.  An MVP award. An ERA of 3.12 over 24 years.  And 354 wins with just 184 losses.

Yes, Clemens is said to have used PEDs.  Doesn’t matter to the HOI. 

And yes, Clemens was a jerk, frequently throwing at hitters.  I was at 2 different games where he clearly intentionally hit a batter – the Piazza game, and one in 1991 at Fenway where he drilled the Tigers Tony Phillips.  All of that doesn’t matter either.

In a time where both Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez were dominant, Clemens was king of the hill.  He is most definitely an Immortal


For some background on what this is, check out the introduction post here.