On This Day In Baseball History: November 9, 2004

Roger Clemens

 

Houston Astros pitcher Roger Clemens who came out of retirement to pitch for his hometown team wins his record extending seventh CY Young award. Clemens went 18-4 with a 2.98 ERA and 218 strikeouts in 214 1/3 innings. At the age of 42 Clemens became the oldest player to ever win a CY Young. He also passed Steve Carlton for at the time second on the all-time strikeouts list. Randy Johnson, whom he beat out for the CY Young, would ultimately pass him and Clemens is currently and comfortably in third place.

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