Roger Clemens on Hall of Fame snub: Played the ‘right way’

Roger Clemens is partially agnostic and partially defiant in response to the information that baseball writers didn’t elect him to the Corridor of Fame in his ultimate yr on the poll.

He mentioned he put Cooperstown in his “rear-view” a decade in the past, and that he’s snug he performed the sport the “proper approach.”

“I figured I’d give y’all a press release because it’s that point of the yr once more,” Clemens tweeted. “My household and I put the HOF within the rear view mirror ten years in the past. I didn’t play baseball to get into the HOF. I performed to make a generational distinction within the lives of my household…”

“… Then deal with profitable championships whereas giving again to my neighborhood and the followers as effectively. It was my ardour. I gave all of it I had, the correct approach, for my household and for the followers who supported me. I’m grateful for that help.  I want to thank those that took the time to take a look at the details and vote for me. Hopefully everybody can now shut this e book and maintain their eyes ahead specializing in what is absolutely necessary in life. All love!”

Roger Clemens reacts to his Corridor of Fame snub.
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Roger Clemens within the 1986 World Sequence
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Clemens obtained 65.2 p.c of the vote whereas Barry Bonds obtained 66 p.c. A participant must be named on at the very least 75 p.c of ballots to be inducted into the Corridor.

Each have been all-time nice gamers who have been saved out of the Corridor attributable to being linked to performance-enhancing medication, fees which neither of them have ever admitted have been true.

Clemens, who pitched for the Purple Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees and Astros, was a seven-time Cy Younger winner and two-time World Sequence champion. He received the 1986 AL MVP in a season through which he went 24-4 with a 2.48 ERA.

It’s nonetheless potential for Bonds and Clemens to get into Cooperstown through the As we speak’s Recreation poll, and we’ll discover out in December in the event that they’ve made it on there.


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