Number Four: Roger Clemens
The best pitcher of his day and, prior to steroid allegations, one of the greatest of all-time, Roger Clemens is without a doubt one of the top eight pitchers in Red Sox history. Clemens played on the Red Sox for the first twelve years of his career, from 1984 to 1996.
During that time, he recorded 192 wins and an ERA of 3.06. He struck out an astounding 2,590 batters, and recorded a WHIP of 1.158. Clemens consistently led the league in ERA, and won three Cy Young Awards (1986,1987, & 1991) and the 1986 MVP Award. In 1990, he recorded the lowest ERA in baseball of 1.93.
In 1986, Clemens became the first pitcher to record 20 strikeouts in a single game, and led the Red Sox to the World Series. A decade later he once again recorded 20 strikeouts, becoming the only player to do so twice.
Clemens was named an All-Star five times when he was with the Red Sox, and was twice the AL wins leader, and three times both the ERA and strikeout leader. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2014.
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