Monday, August 4, 2008

"Happy Birthday Dear Roger..."

So with all the hype regarding the playoffs, last minute trades, and so on, the whole steroids discussion has gone on the low down. Personally, I am in favor of less talk about the whole steroids thing. All I want to say is Happy Birthday to one of the best pitchers in the game, Roger Clemens, who turned 46 this fine day. In his honor, I would like to rattle off some of his stats, in case you may have forgotten:
- 354 career wins (8th all time)
- 4672 career strikeouts
- 3.12 career ERA
- 46 Shutouts (26th all time)
- 7 Cy Young Awards

Greg Maddux is next behind Roger in wins with 352 (and will likely pass him). Only Randy Johnson has more strikeouts as an active players, and Clemens leads active players in not only shutouts but also complete games. It is my opinion, and most likely almost everybody's, that Roger Clemens is a definite Hall of Famer, even with all the controversy that surrounded him at the end of his career. Happy Birthday Roger!

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