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Red Sox Memories: When Roger Clemens struck out 20 batters…twice

Anyone who has read enough of my articles will know that I’ve got a soft spot for the Red Sox teams of the 1980s and that several of my favorite players were on the team during that decade. One of those players, as I’ve written about many times, is Roger Clemens. From 1984 to 1996, he was the ace of the Red Sox rotation and compiled some truly eye-popping numbers.

During his thirteen seasons in a Red Sox uniform, Clemens won 192 games and accumulated 2,590 strikeouts, both franchise records that still stand. He also won three American League Cy Young Awards (1986, 1987, 1991) with the team as well as the American League MVP in 1986.