Reliving the rise and fall of Roger Clemens' legacy

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Boston Red Sox rookie pitcher Roger Clemens throws the ball on his way to a 15 strike out 11-1 win over Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1984. The 15 stike outs is the most since 1961 and 2nd highest in Red Sox history. (AP Photo/Mike Kullen)
Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens in an undated photo. (AP Photo)
Vice Pres. George H. W. Bush, right, pays a visit to Roger Clemens in the AL Locker Room after the AL beat the NL 3-2, 1986, Houston, Tex. Roger Clemens was voted All-Star MVP. (AP Photo)
Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens throws his fist in the air after striking out Fred Lynn of the Baltimore Orioles to end a rally in the eighth inning of their game in Baltimore, June 27, 1986. Clemens was taken out of the game in the ninth inning but was the winning pitcher, raising his record to 14-0 with a 5-3 victory. (AP Photo/Joe Giza)
Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens accepts the All-Star Most Valuable Player trophy following the 57th edition of the All-Star game in Houston, Texas, Tuesday night, July 16, 1986. Clemens was starting pitcher going three perfect innings to lead the American League to a 3-2 won over the National League. (AP Photo/John Gaps III)
Boston pitcher Roger Clemens lays down a sacrifice bunt in the fourth inning of the second game of the World Series in New York, Oct. 19, 1986 against the New York Mets. (AP Photo/Peter Southwick)
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Roger Clemens takes batting practice prior to the start of the sixth game of the World Series at Shea Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 25, 1986, New York. Clemens finds himself in the unaccustomed position of taking his turn batting in the lineup in the game played in the National League city. (AP Photo/Peter Southwick)
Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens talks with reporters at a news conference about his new three-year contract in Houston, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1989. The contract, worth $7.5 million, makes Clemens the highest paid pitcher in the history of baseball. (AP Photo/Gaylon Wampler)
Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens throws during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, Monday afternoon, April 1, 1996. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens celebrates after striking out Detroit Tigers' Travis Fryman for his 20th strikeout of the game that equals his own major league record Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1996, in Detroit. The Red Sox beat the Tigers 4-0. (AP Photo/Tim Fitzgerald)
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Roger Clemens makes a curtain call after being taken out of the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Boston's Fenway Park, Saturday, Sept. 28, 1996. Clemens gave up four runs and had 10 strike outs in what may be his final performance in a Red Sox uniform. The Red Sox lost 4-2. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)
Kelly McCue of Derry, N.H., holds a sign dedicated to the Toronto Blue Jays' Roger Clemens at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., Saturday, July 12, 1997. Clemens pitched against the Boston Red Sox for the first time since leaving the Red Sox last winter. (AP Photo/Jim Rogash)
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roger Clemens throws to the plate during the third inning of the 68th All-Star Game Tuesday, July 8, 1997 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Beth Keiser)
TORONTO, CANADA: Last year's Cy Young Award winner and Toronto Blue Jay Roger Clemens pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals 07 March at Skydome in Toronto. The Jays won 8-7 with Clemens recording the win going 4 innings, giving up only 5 hits and 3 runs. AFP PHOTO Carlo ALLEGRI (Photo credit should read CARLO ALLEGRI/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA: Toronto Blue Jay's pitcher Roger Clemens catches the ball in the early innings against the Baltimore Orioles at Toronto's Skydome 21 September. Clemens is in the running for the Cy Young award for the second consecutive year. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Carlo ALLEGRI (Photo credit should read CARLO ALLEGRI/AFP/Getty Images)
Toronto Blue Jays starter Roger Clemens delivers against the Detroit Tigers in the second inning Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, in Detroit. Clemens (19-6) won his 14th straight decision, the longest streak in the AL since he did it in 1986, by striking out 11 in 7 2/3 innings and allowing only four hits in their 2-1 win. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
TAMPA, UNITED STATES: Newly acquired New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens holds up his new uniform during a press conference at spring training camp at Legends Field 20 February in Tampa, FL. This was Clemens first day as a Yankee. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Tony Ranze (Photo credit should read TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)
TAMPA, UNITED STATES: Newly acquired New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens smiles as he holds up his new uniform beside Yankees manager Joe Torre during a press conference at Legends Field 20 February in Tampa, FL. This was Clemens first day as a Yankee. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Tony RANZE (Photo credit should read TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)
TAMPA, UNITED STATES: Newly acquired New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens throws from the bullpen of Legends Field during spring training before Yankees manager Joe Torre (R) and coach Mel Stottlemyre (L) 20 February in Tampa, FL. This was Clemens first day as a Yankee. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Tony Ranze (Photo credit should read TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)
TAMPA, UNITED STATES: Newly acquired New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens signs autographs for fans at Legends Field during spring training 20 February in Tampa, FL. This was Clemens first day as a Yankee. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Tony Ranze (Photo credit should read TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)
LAKELAND, UNITED STATES: New York Yankees' pitcher Roger Clemens stretches during the first inning of a spring training game with the Detroit Tigers at Marchant Stadium 15 March 2000 in Lakeland, FL. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Tony RANZE (Photo credit should read TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: New York Yankees starting pitcher Roger Clemens throws against his former team, the Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium 12 September, 1999, in New York. (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, : New York Yankees pitcher, Roger Clemens, stares at the umpire after walking in a run in the third inning of the 30 September, 1999, game at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Clemens lost his 10th game giving up 5 earned runs off 4 hits, 5 walks, 3 hit batters, and 9 strikeouts. AFP PHOTO/HEATHER HALL (Photo credit should read HEATHER HALL/AFP/Getty Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens picks up Texas Rangers' Tom Goodwin's grounder in the fifth inning Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999 in Arlington, Texas, during game three of the American League division series. Goodwin was out at frist. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens throws a pitch against his former teammates the Boston Red Sox during the second inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, July 31, 1999. (AP Photo/ Jim Rogash)
SEATTLE, UNITED STATES: Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens takes the field during the team's practice 12 October 2000 in Seattle, one day prior to game three of their ALCS. Clemens is scheduled to start game four. AFP PHOTO/Dan LEVINE (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Home plate umpire Charlie Reliford (C) comes between New York Mets' catcher Mike Piazza (L) and New York Yankees' pitcher Roger Clemens during the first inning of the Second Game of the World Series in New York City 22 October, 2000. Clemens threw a piece of Piazza's broken bat at Piazza as he ran to first base causing a dugout clearing altercation between the two teams. AFP PHOTO/Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
New York Mets' Mike Piazza (31) argues with homeplate umpire Charlie Reliford after New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens, right, threw a piece of a broken bat at him during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at New York's Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens reacts during the 8th inning of game 2 of the World Series against the New York Mets Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens (L) rests near the mound while New York Mets third baseman Robin Ventura heads back to his dug out during Game Two of the World Series at Yankee Stadium in New York City 22 October 2000. (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
New York Yankees manager Joe Torre is carried off the field by players Bernie Williams, left, and Roger Clemens, right, after clinching the World Series by beating the New York Mets 4-2 in Game 5 of the World Series Firday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta )
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens waves to the crowd after his 3,702nd career strikeout putting him in third place on the all-time strike out list Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York. Clemens struck out Tampa Bay Devil Rays Toby Hall in the fourth inning. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
New York Yankees' Roger Clemens reacts after striking out Arizona Diamondbacks' Tony Womack to end the seventh inning of Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001 in New York. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
Hideki Matsui, center, gives a thumbs-up while being introduced to the media by New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, left, and Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003. The 28-year-old Matsui probably will be a left fielder for the Yankees. A three-time MVP in Japan's Central League with the Yomiuri Giants, he had a .304 career average with 332 homers and 889 RBIs in 1,268 games. (AP Photo/Teru Iwasaki)
PHOENIX, UNITED STATES: Pitcher Roger Clemens of the New York Yankees blows a bubble during pre-game ceremonies at game one of the 2001 World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark 27 October 2001 in Phoenix, AZ. The New York Yankees face the Arizona Diamondbacks in the best-of-seven series. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 11: Roger Clemens #22 of the New York Yankees is instructed to remain in the dugout by umpire Tim McClelland (C) after Karim Garcia collided with Todd Walker as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-3 during Game 3 of the 2003 American League Championship Series on October 11, 2003 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusettes. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens celebrates after he earned his 300th career win in a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Yankee Stadium, Friday, June 13, 2003, in New York. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens embraces his sons Kody, left, and Kacy, after he earned his 300th career win in a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Yankee Stadium, Friday, June 13, 2003, in New York. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
HOUSTON - JANUARY 12: Former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens (c) is helped with his new Houston Astros jersey by team general manager Gerry Hunsicker (L) and team owner Drayton McLain Jr. (R) during a press conference to announce Clemens signing of a 1-year $5 million contract with the Houston Astros on January 12, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. It had been believed that Clemens was planning to retire following the 2003 season but a number a developments including the signing of his former Yankee teammate, Andy Pettitte by the Astros earlier in the off season which lead him to join the Houston franchise. (Photo by Brett Coomer/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - JANUARY 12: Former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens gestures as he answers questions from the media during a press conference to announce the signing of Clemens to a 1-year $5 million contract with the Houston Astros on January 12, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. It had been believed that Clemens was planning to retire following the 2003 season but a number a developments including the signing of his former Yankee teammate, Andy Pettitte by the Astros earlier in the off season which lead him to join the Houston franchise. (Photo by Brett Coomer/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 7: Pitcher Roger Clemens #22 of the Houston Astros stands with the 2004 MLB All Star Game program before taking on the San Diego Padres on July 7, 2004 at PETCO Park in San Diego, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - APRIL 5: Pitcher Andy Pettitte #21 glances towards pitcher Roger Clemens #22 of the Houston Astros on opening day against the San Francisco Giants at Minute Maid Park on April 5, 2004 in Houston, Texas. Both are scheduled to pitch in the next couple days. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN: Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Roger Clemens of Astros throws the ball during a practice session for an eight-game exhibition series between US MLB and Japanese professional baseball at the Tokyo Dome, 04 November 2004, while Japanese pitcher Kazuhisa Ishi of Dodgers looks on. The first three games will be played at the Tokyo Dome on November 05-07 before the series moves to Fukuoka, Osaka, Sapporo and Nagoya and returns to Tokyo for the final game on November 14. (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN: Houston Astros' Roger Clemens throws the ball against a Japanese batter during the first game of a friendly match series between Major League Baseball (MLB) and Japanese Professinal Baseball (JPB) selected teams at the Tokyo Dome stadium 05 November 2004. MLB team will play eight games against JPB across Japan. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Roger Clemens reacts to striking out Cincinnati Reds' Jacob Cruz to end the top of the sixth inning Friday, April 30, 2004, in Houston. Clemens gave up five hits and one run in six innings, striking out six, in his fifth start as an Astro. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
** FOR USE AS DESIRED WITH YEAR-END STORIES -- FILE -- ** Houston Astros pitcher Roger Clemens (22) grits his teeth after New York Mets' Mike Piazza, right, fouled off a pitch during the second inning Sunday, May 16, 2004 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros pitcher Roger Clemens throws a football as he waits to pose for a photograph with teammate Andy Pettitte and Houston Texans quarterback David Carr Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in Houston. The three were posing for a future Texans game-day program. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros pitcher Roger Clemens holds his son Kody as sons Kory, left and Koby chat during All-Star festivities Monday, July 12, 2004. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
American League All-Star Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners slaps a double off National All-Star starter Roger Clemens of the Houston Astros during the first inning Tuesday, July 13, 2004, in Houston. New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza and umpire Ed Montague are in the background. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Houston Astros pitcher Roger Clemens reacts after giving up a home run to Chicago Cubs' Jeromy Burnitz during the seventh inning Friday, April 29, 2005 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 29: Pitcher Roger Clemens #22 of the New York Yankees looks over at first baseman Jason Giambi #25 after Giambi made a diving stop during a game against the Boston Red Sox on August 29, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 05: Roger CLemens #22 (R) and Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees talk during batting practice against the Cleveland Indians during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees talks with starting pitcher Roger Clemens #22 during Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on October 7, 2007 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
TORONTO - AUGUST 7: Roger Clemens #22 of the New York Yankees linesup the pitch during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre August 7, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario.(Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
New York Yankees' Roger Clemens, right, hugs Mike Mussina after the Yankees clinched a playoff berth with a win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays during a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens leaves the game in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees pats starting pitcher Roger Clemens #22 on the chest as he comes out of the game in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 7, 2007 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig responds to a report released by investigator George J. Mitchell about performance-enhancing drug use in baseball, 13 December 2007, at a press conference in New York. Some of baseball's most prominent stars, including Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, were swept up in a steroid probe that serves as a stinging indictment for the sport's rampant drug culture. Mitchell said Thursday there has been unchecked anabolic steroid use for over 10 years and that all 30 Major League Baseball teams have one or more players using performance-enhancing drugs. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 7: Pitcher Roger Clemens (L) and his attorney Rusty Hardin (R) listen to a taped conversation between Clemens and his former trainer Brian McNamee during a news conference January 7, 2008 in Houston, Texas. Clemens addressed allegations made by his former trainer Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report that he used performance-enhancing drugs in 1998, 2000 and 2001. Clemens filed a defamation suit against McNamee. (Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 13: New York Yankees fan Natalya Selivk of Arlington, Virginia, waits in line to attend a hearing by the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about allegations of steroid use by professional ball palyers on Capitol Hill Feburary 13, 2008 in Washington, DC. The 'Mitchell Report' named several former and current major league baseball players, including Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens, who are accused of using steriods or other performance-enhancing drugs. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 05: Former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens (L) arrives with his attorney Lanny Breuer (R) to be deposed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about steroid use in Major League Baseball, February 5, 2008 in Washington. Baseball's Mitchell Report included the testimony of a former Clemens trainer who alleged Clemens used performance enhancing drugs. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens (R) departs with his attorney, Lanny Breuer (L), after being deposed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about what he knows about steroid use in Major League Baseball on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 5, 2008. AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 13: Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens raises his right hand as he is sworn in during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, February 13, 2008 in Washington DC. The 'Mitchell Report' named several former and current major league baseball players, including Clemens, who are accused of using steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 13: Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens (C) arrives to testify about allegations of steroid use by professional ball players before the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill February 13, 2008 in Washington, DC. The 'Mitchell Report' named several former and current major league baseball players, including Clemens, who are accused of using steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 30: Baseball pitching star Roger Clemens walks out of the U.S. District Court after his arraignment, on August 30, 2010 in Washington, DC. Clemens who plead not-guilty was charged with making false statements, perjury and obstructing Congress when he testified in a February 2008 inquiry by the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee on his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Roger Clemens holds up his new jersey during a news conference officially announcing his signing with the Sugar Land Skeeters baseball team Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in Sugar Land, Texas. Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, signed with the Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League on Monday and is expected to start for the minor league team on Saturday at home against Bridgeport. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
SUGAR LAND, TX - SEPTEMBER 07: Roger Clemens #21 of the Sugar Land Skeeters throws in the first inning against the Long Island Ducks on September 7, 2012 in Sugar Land, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
SUGAR LAND, TX- AUGUST 25: Roger Clemens #21 of the Sugar Land Skeeters wipes himself with a towel in the bullpen before he pitches against the Camden Riversharks on August 25, 2012 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 26: Former Boston Red Sox player Roger Clemens is hugs David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox while being honored during a ceremony for the All Fenway Park Team prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 26, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JULY 30: Former Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens acknowledges the crowd while being honored as part of 'Morgan's Magic' team prior to the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners on July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra and Pedro Martinez throw out ceremonial pitches after being inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame before a game between the Red Sox and the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on August 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: Boston Red Sox Halll of Fame plaques of Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra and Pedro Martinez line third base before a game with the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on August 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Houston Astros special instructor Roger Clemens signs autographs for fans after a spring training baseball workout Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. His appearance comes at the time of the apparent suicide of former country star Mindy McCready. In 2008, she claimed a longtime relationship with Clemens. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Former Houston Astros pitcher and current special assistant to the general manager, Roger Clemens, attends the Astros' spring training baseball workout, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Over three different decades, Roger Clemens put together one of the more impressive pitching careers in baseball history. But as was the case with a handful of MLB stars during the 1990s and 2000s, Clemens' standing in baseball lore is murky at best.

Steroid allegations stemming from the Mitchell Report and elsewhere have plagued his Hall of Fame prospects, and have led several fans and baseball historians to sour on him over the last decade. But for nearly 20 years, Rocket was as bright a star as the sport had to offer.



On his 53rd birthday, click through the gallery above to take in Clemens' MLB journey -- from his days as a 22-year-old rookie on the Boston Red Sox, on through his brief stint with the Toronto Blue Jays, to his championship New York Yankees career and over his later days with the Houston Astros.

It all made for a heck of a story -- one that could even make its way to the big screen. Watch the video below for more on that possibility.


Yes, A Roger Clemens Movie Is Really Happening

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