Today in Sports History: April 29

In 1986, Boston Red Sox pitcher, Roger Clemens, struck out 20 Seattle Mariners in a 3-1 victory at Fenway Park. 

From 1984 until 1996, Clemens played for the Red Sox before getting traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for two years from 1997 until 1998. In 1999, he was traded again to the New York Yankees and played until 2003. He was then traded one more time to the Houston Astros in 2004 and played until 2007.

He pitched a total of 709 games with a record of 354 wins and 184 losses. He pitched a total of 4,916.2 innings and had a total of 4,672 strikeouts. His earned run average was 3.12 and his walks and hits per inning pitched average was 1.17.

He had a total of 179 At-bats and 12 runners batted in. He had a batting average of .173 and an on-base plus slugging average of .443. 

Clemens was an 11-time All-Star, 7-time Cy Young recipient, two-time World Series Champion, All-Star Most Valuable Player (MVP), and American League MVP. He was also a three-time winner of the MLB Players Choice American League Outstanding Pitcher. 

Although he was one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball history, Clemens did not get voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Once retired, even though he was not playing anymore, he was still around the game since all four of his sons got into the game. His sons are currently playing in the Major Leagues.

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