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Birth name: William Roger Clemens.
Born: August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Roger Clemens biography (bio):
William Roger Clemens is a starting pitcher who last pitched for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League Baseball history. In 2006, a poll of 32 ESPN analysts named Clemens the greatest living pitcher. Clemens has won seven Cy Young Awards, two more than any other pitcher. He throws and bats right-handed.
Clemens made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox, where he played for 13 seasons. In each of two seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, he won the pitching triple crown (leading the league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts) and the Cy Young Award. He was traded to the New York Yankees for the 1999 season, where he had his first World Series success. In 2003, he reached his 300th win and 4,000th strikeout in the same game. Clemens is one of only four pitchers to have more than 4,000 strikeouts in their career, along with Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, and Steve Carlton. Clemens played three seasons with the Houston Astros, where he won his seventh Cy Young. He rejoined the New York Yankees during the 2007 season.
On December 13, 2007, Clemens' name was listed in the Mitchell Report, which alleged that he had used steroids during the 1998-2001 seasons.
Clemens's parents separated when he was an infant. His mother soon remarried Woody Booher, whom Clemens still considers his father. Booher died when Clemens was nine years old, and Clemens has said that the only time he ever felt jealous of other players is when he saw them in the clubhouse with their fathers. After living in Dayton, Ohio until 1977, Clemens spent his high school years in Texas. At Spring Woods High School in Houston, Texas, Clemens also starred in football and basketball. He was scouted by the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins during his senior year, but opted instead to go to college.
He began his college career pitching for San Jacinto College North in 1981, where he was 9-2. The New York Mets selected Clemens in the 12th round of the 1981 draft, but he did not sign. He then attended The University of Texas, compiling a 25-7 record in two All-American seasons, and was on the mound when the Longhorns won the 1983 College World Series. He became the first player to have his baseball uniform number retired at The University of Texas. In 2004, the Rotary Smith Award, given to America's best college baseball player, was changed to the Roger Clemens Award, honoring the best pitcher.
Clemens married Debra Godfrey on November 24, 1984. They have four sons: Koby Aaron, Kory Allen, Kacy Austin, and Kody Alec - all given "K" names to honor Clemens' strikeouts ("K's"). Koby was drafted by the Astros as a third baseman and signed on July 14, 2005, at the age of 18.
Debra once left a Red Sox game, when Clemens pitched for another team, in tears from the heckling she received. She claimed that the bad attitude of Boston fans was the reason they never won the World Series. This is documented in an updated later edition to Dan Shaughnessy's best-selling book, Curse of the Bambino.
Debra posed in a bikini with her husband for a Sports Illustrated pictorial regarding athletes and their wives. This appeared in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for 2003. Clemens was completely clothed, though his uniform jersey was open.
On February 27, 2006, to train for the World Baseball Classic, Roger pitched an exhibition game between the Astros and his son's minor league team. In his first at-bat, Koby hit a home run off his father. In his next at-bat, Roger threw an inside pitch that almost hit Koby. Koby laughed in an interview after the game about the incident.