Roger Clemens - The Rocket by Dan Brown

Roger Clemens - The Rocket

byDan Brown

Kobo ebook | June 30, 2013

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Desperate for some security, in the center of his fresher year of high school, he relocated to Houston to cope with his older brother, Randy Clemens. From a young age, Clemens showed the kind of physical drive that he would certainly hold throughout his professional baseball job. He exercised continuously, sticking to a strenuous routine of weightlifting, calisthenics and running that he would definitely established himself.

At Springtime Woods High School, Clemens was good enough to be the group's number 2 pitcher, nonetheless went undrafted upon finishing in 1980. That fall, he registered at San Jacinto Junior Area University and showed appropriate enhancement that, in 1981, he was prepared by the New York City Mets. Clemens, nonetheless, spurned the group's $ 30,000 contract offer and signed up at the University of Texas, where he invested 2 periods and led the group to the NCAA title. In 1983, the Boston Red Sox chose Clemens in the first round
Big league Success

After taking merely a year to reach the big organizations, Clemens experienced an attempting first few years in Boston that were slowed by injuries and challenging losses. In 1986, however, every little thing seems to run hassle-free for him, as he came up with a 24-4 record, made the Cy Young Award and was named Most Valuable Player, an unusual accomplishment. It was the beginning of duration of prominence for Clemens that would see him win two more Cy Young Awards, in 1987 and 1991, respectively, while playing with the Red Sox.

Following the 1996 period, Clemens, who was seen to be out of kind and close to the end of his occupation, left Boston with cost-free agency for a lucrative offer with the Toronto Blue Jays. In his extremely first year with Toronto, a just recently renewed Clemens when once more dominated oppositions, completing the period with an American League finest of 21 wins and his 4th Cy Young Award.

After an additional mesmerizing period, in 1998-- Clemens led the league in wins, strikeouts and PERIOD to make a 5th Cy Young Award-- Toronto traded Clemens to the New York Yankees. In 1999, he helped lead New York to a Globe Series win, the first title of his career. A second champion followed in 2000, as did his 6th Cy Young Award in 2001.

In 2004, after stepping out of retirement, Clemens pitched for his hometown Houston Astros. Over the next three years, he made a seventh Cy Young Award, and led the club to its first-ever World Series look. Following another flirtation with retirement, Clemens returned to the New York City Yankees in 2007, for exactly what became his last period.

Throughout his long profession, Clemens gained 354 regular period games and tape-recorded 4,672 strikeouts. Twice, in 1986 and 1996, he struck out 20 batters in a game-- a statistic that no pitcher prior to him had accomplished

Title:Roger Clemens - The RocketFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 30, 2013Publisher:P Maldonado PublishingLanguage:English

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