Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox

Age: 59 (August 04, 1962) | aka Rocket | 6' 4" | 235lbs. | Throws: Right
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BOS AL 1984 9 4 0 0 21 20 133.1 146 13 29 126 4.32 1.31 1.35 2.0 8.5 .347 n/a
BOS AL 1985 7 5 0 0 15 15 98.1 83 5 37 74 3.29 1.22 1.11 3.4 6.8 .277 n/a
BOS AL 1986 24 4 0 0 33 33 254.0 179 21 67 238 2.48 0.97 0.96 2.4 8.4 .248 n/a
BOS AL 1987 20 9 0 0 36 36 281.2 248 19 83 256 2.97 1.18 1.13 2.7 8.2 .298 n/a
BOS AL 1988 18 12 0 0 35 35 264.0 217 17 62 291 2.93 1.06 1.04 2.1 9.9 .306 n/a
BOS AL 1989 17 11 0 0 35 35 253.1 215 20 93 230 3.13 1.22 1.15 3.3 8.2 .287 n/a
BOS AL 1990 21 6 0 0 31 31 228.1 193 7 54 209 1.93 1.08 1.01 2.1 8.2 .300 n/a
BOS AL 1991 18 10 0 0 35 35 271.1 219 15 65 241 2.62 1.05 1.01 2.2 8.0 .280 n/a
BOS AL 1992 18 11 0 0 32 32 246.2 203 11 62 208 2.41 1.07 1.02 2.3 7.6 .283 n/a
BOS AL 1993 11 14 0 0 29 29 191.2 175 17 67 160 4.46 1.26 1.22 3.1 7.5 .293 n/a
BOS AL 1994 9 7 0 0 24 24 170.2 124 15 71 168 2.85 1.14 1.07 3.7 8.9 .258 n/a
BOS AL 1995 10 5 0 0 23 23 140.0 141 15 60 132 4.18 1.44 1.38 3.9 8.5 .324 n/a
BOS AL 1996 10 13 0 0 34 34 242.2 216 19 106 257 3.63 1.33 1.23 3.9 9.5 .316 n/a
TOR AL 1997 21 7 0 0 34 34 264.0 204 9 68 292 2.05 1.03 0.95 2.3 10.0 .301 n/a
TOR AL 1998 20 6 0 0 33 33 234.2 169 11 88 271 2.65 1.10 0.98 3.4 10.4 .288 n/a
NYA AL 1999 14 10 0 0 30 30 187.2 185 20 90 163 4.60 1.47 1.39 4.3 7.8 .311 n/a
NYA AL 2000 13 8 0 0 32 32 204.1 184 26 84 188 3.70 1.31 1.30 3.7 8.3 .289 n/a
NYA AL 2001 20 3 0 0 33 33 220.1 205 19 72 213 3.51 1.26 1.22 2.9 8.7 .313 n/a
NYA AL 2002 13 6 0 0 29 29 180.0 172 18 63 192 4.35 1.31 1.28 3.2 9.6 .328 n/a 12
NYA AL 2003 17 9 0 0 33 33 211.2 199 24 58 190 3.91 1.21 1.25 2.5 8.1 .301 n/a 24
HOU NL 2004 18 4 0 0 33 33 214.1 169 15 79 218 2.98 1.16 1.08 3.3 9.2 .285 n/a 33
HOU NL 2005 13 8 0 0 32 32 211.1 151 11 62 185 1.87 1.01 0.94 2.6 7.9 .254 n/a 42
HOU NL 2006 7 6 0 0 19 19 113.1 89 7 29 102 2.30 1.04 1.01 2.3 8.1 .274 n/a 23
NYA AL 2007 6 6 0 0 18 17 99.0 99 9 31 68 4.18 1.31 1.29 2.8 6.2 .299 n/a 6 7
Career 24yrs 354 184 0 0 709 707 4916.2 4185 363 1580 4672 3.12 1.17 1.12 2.9 8.6 .294 n/a
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So let's say they get all 104 of those ballplayers in front of a bank of microphones. Will any of them be stupid enough or egotistical enough to take the Roger Clemens defense?

It's unlikely. It's far more plausible that most will take the Andy Pettitte/Brian Roberts defense. "I knowingly took HGH twice and am truly sorry."

It's not a crime to take HGH. It is illegal, however, to dispense it without a prescription.

I hope you're wrong, Alex. If you're right, though, all we're going to get out of this is 104 more little mini-circuses. Players who lie a little ("I only did it twice!) and show the "right amount" of contrition will get a pat on the head. Players who lie a lot or are completely telling the truth will have garbage thrown at them in the public square.

And the BALCOs and Brian McNamees of the world will have no reason whatsoever to stop dealing the junk.
Mike Gianella MikeG
May 22 '08
Sorry, Mike, but it's all about those 104 ballplayers whose names the feds are just itching to reveal in front of a bank of microphones they wouldn't see if they busted 104 Balco labs.
Alex Patton Alex
May 21 '08
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3401868

Like I said months ago, this is a law enforcement matter. Being a law enforcement matter, it turns out that the baseball players, no matter how famous or wealthy, are the little fish in this case and the people who distributed the drugs are the kingpins.

According to the report, one of the primary goals of the U.S. government is to

obtain search warrants...for a specific case involving an alleged steroids distributor.


Of course, it's possible that nothing may come of this. But even this step will do more to root out drugs in baseball - or at least punish the scumbags who deal the stuff and are the real cause of the problem - than the Congressional circus we saw back in February.
Mike Gianella MikeG
May 21 '08
Absolutely. Clemens has been referred to the JD by Congress. Let's see what happens. No need to drag politics into it.
Michael Walsh Amaros
Mar 1 '08
The FBI investigating and the Justice Department brining charges before a Grand Jury are still huge steps apart from each other.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 1 '08
Your guess would be wrong.
Michael Walsh Amaros
Mar 1 '08
The Bush Justice Department would have to bring him before a Grand Jury to indict before he is even charged with a crime. My guess is that those types of prosecutions are reserved for non-Texans who don't give lots of money to the Republican Party.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 28 '08
That's a very interesting question. Suppose he's not such a fool that he can't imagine this possibility, and he decides it's not to late to cop a plea. Can he say to the Feds, I'll confess to perjury if you agree to be as nice to me as you were to McNamee?
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 28 '08
The real question, now that the Rocket has been referred to the Justice Department by a bipartisan Congressional committee for a criminal inquiry for perjury, is whether he may actually go to jail.

We always knew he was a putz. Now we know he's a fool, too.
Michael Walsh Amaros
Feb 28 '08
Anybody have a guess when Clemens will finally admit that he took PED's? I think we could start a pool with everyone guessing the date that he finally comes clean.

How long did it take Pete Rose to finally admit that he bet on baseball?
Donny Brubaker donbru
Feb 28 '08