Roger Clemens Releases Statement on Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB great Roger Clemens is one of the best pitchers to ever take the mound and he's also one of the many players during the 90's and 2000's to have been linked to using performance-enhancing drugs. Because of the off-field scandal, Clemens has not been voted into the Hall of Fame for a 10th and now final time. News that really doesn't seem to bother the long-time great.

Clemens released this statement after the news broke he would not be inducted and it's clear he's been over this for a long time:

It was actually much closer than people thought in 2022 as Clemens received a boost in voting, up to 61.6% of the vote. He needed 75% to get in. Clemens finished his career with 354 wins, 4,672 strikeouts and a record seven Cy Young awards. He was named to the Major League Baseball All-Century team and now his case to get into the Hall moves to the Today's Game era committee who will meet in December to discuss cases of those who are no longer on the ballot and played between 1988-2016. From all accounts, the Rocket is moving on and you can't really blame him.

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