Roger Clemens Curbs Retirement, Now Pitching In Texas
His overall stats are impressive, as was his dominance of major league hitters. Cooperstown, however, may be in the rear view mirror for Roger Clemens, who was alleged to have use steroids during his professional career.
Debuting in 1984, the “Rocket”, as he is known, compiled a 354-184 record in 24 years, a dazzling 3.12 ERA (earned run average), and fanned 4,672 batters. Clemens pitched for the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees and our very own Houston Astros.
On Saturday, August 25, 2012, Roger Clemens took the mound again. This time pitching in the minor leagues for the Sugar Land (Texas) Skeeters – at age 50!
Don’t let that little tum-tum bulge lull you into a false sense of security. He threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings and thrilled a sold out crowd at the independent Atlantic League game, and there is still some interest in the oldster’s arm, as scouts from the Astros and Royals were on hand to assess the star’s return to the diamond.