Roger Clemens awarded with fifth Cy Young

On November 16, 1998, Roger Clemens became the first pitcher in Major League Baseball player to be receive a fifth Cy Young Award as he closed the Toronto Blue Jays chapter of his career.

He was with the Boston Red Sox at the time. He was awarded with a number of pitching awards including five AL TSN pitcher of the year awards.

The 11 time All-Star player was chosen by the Red Sox in the first round of the 1983 amateur draft. He has been on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot three times but 37 per-cent of the votes has not been enough to earn an a spot in baseball’s hallowed halls.

Clemens made 12 post season appearances, six of them included a trip to the World Series. Two World Series rings were claimed by the future Hall of Famer.

In his 24-year career, Clemens claimed 354 wins, almost 60 per-cent of his games. He accumulated 118 complete games and 46 shutouts. He spent time with the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros. His final season, 2007, was with the Yankees.

By the end of his career, Clemens won seven Cy Young awards. He was also named American League Most Valuable Player in 1986.

“I wish he were still playing. I’d probably crack his head open to show him how valuable I was.” -Roger Clemens after Hank Aaron made a statement about pitchers not being allowed to be awarded the Most Valuable Player award.

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