CLEVELAND (AP) — Sandy Alomar Jr. smiles and slowly shakes his head while listening to the rundown of names on the American League's 1997 All-Star roster.
Roger Clemens inducted into PawSox Hall of Fame
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Roger Clemens only pitched in seven games for the Pawtucket Red Sox during a six-week stopover on his way from the Texas Longhorns to the major leagues.
HOUSTON (AP) — The 30-year-old son of retired pitcher Roger Clemens has been arrested on a drunken driving charge.
Officers stopped Kory Allen Clemens early Tuesday after watching the pickup...
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out a career-high 17 in just seven innings against Colorado, then was pulled after 108 pitches on a chilly Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
Blue Jays’ Pannone strikes out side on 9 pitches vs Rays
TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays simply couldn't touch Toronto reliever Thomas Pannone.
Pannone became the 89th different pitcher in major league history to strike out the side on nine...
Rivera, Halladay top newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot
NEW YORK (AP) — Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers' Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez.
Left-hander Andy Pettitte and infielders Todd Helton, Michael Young and Miguel Tejada also are among the newcomers on the ballot announced Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Little Rocket led off Day 2 of the Major League Baseball draft.
The Detroit Tigers took Texas second baseman Kody Clemens, the youngest son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, with the opening pick of the third round — No. 79 overall — as the draft resumed Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kody Clemens homered twice, Nolan Kingham pitched into the eighth inning and Texas beat Texas A&M 8-3 on Saturday night to stay undefeated in the NCAA Austin Regional.
Clemens hit a three-run homer in the top of the first to put the Longhorns (39-20) ahead to stay before the game's first out. The second baseman, the Big 12 player of the year and son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, went deep again leading off the sixth for his 21st homer of the season.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chase Shugart pitched six scoreless innings, DJ Petrinsky hit a three-run homer and Big 12 champion Texas beat Texas Southern 10-0 in an NCAA regional opener Friday night.
Kody Clemens, the Big 12 player of the year and son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, had a two-run single in the fifth for the Longhorns (38-20). David Hamilton then stole home to make it 9-0
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Texas star Kody Clemens is taking steps toward breaking out of his father's huge shadow.
Adding major awards and championships certainly doesn't hurt.
The son of Roger Clemens was named Big 12 Player of the Year on Tuesday. He led the conference with 19 home runs this season and helped the Longhorns win the Big 12 regular-season title.
Nothing in his first two years at Texas suggested Kody Clemens would blossom into one of the top sluggers in the nation.
The youngest son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens has hit six of his Big 12-leading 19 home runs in the last seven games for the regular-season champion Longhorns (37-18). The junior second baseman also leads the conference with a .703 slugging percentage and 147 total bases. He ranks in the top 10 in three other offensive categories.
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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — It could have been called the "Legacy Game" when a Toronto Blue Jays split squad played the Canadian Junior National Team.
The Blue Jays' starting infield Saturday was Clemens, Biggio, Bichette and Guerrero, with a Grudzielanek as the designated hitter and a Smith in left field.
Talk about bloodlines for a group of Toronto prospects.
The latest group of inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame have been named. They are former Chicago White Sox star Jim Thome, Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman, and all of them deserve the distinction.
I guess they listened, Joe.
Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan wrote a letter in November to baseball writers who vote for membership to Cooperstown, asking them not to cast votes for known cheaters players with documented evidence of using performance-enhancing drugs.
"We hope the day never comes when known steroid users are voted into the Hall of Fame," Morgan wrote. "They cheated. Steroid users don't belong here."
Jones, Thome, Guerrero, Hoffman elected to baseball Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Over 600 home runs. More than 600 saves. A .300 career average.
In the age of baseball analytics, there's still room in the Hall of Fame for big, round numbers you can count on.
Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman were rewarded Wednesday, easily elected in the newest class headed for Cooperstown.
"I don't know how you tabulate or calculate WAR," Jones said, referring to a sabermetric stat that didn't exist for much of his career.
Column: Bonds, Clemens deserve to be in Cooperstown
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will probably have to wait a little longer to get their plaques in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
But that day is coming.
As it should.
Bonds and Clemens are essentially a package deal — the best hitter and pitcher of their time, both heavily tainted by the Steroids Era even though they never tested positive or admitted wrongdoing.
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Roger Clemens throws first pitch, Spokane Indians commit four errors in 3-2 loss to Vancouver
Roger Clemens made his Indians debut on Wednesday, tossing an easy fastball along the inside of the plate.
Then the former big league pitcher smiled and waved to the crowd. He walked back to the Spokane dugout to shake a couple of the Indians’ hands before a finding his seat in the stands.
The Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation held its annual "Swing for the Cure" May 1 at Sweetwater Country Club, where 25 teams took to the green to raise $38,000 for breast cancer research and awareness.
The day began with a shotgun start to the 18 holes and a putting contest sponsored by EliteCare Emergency Center - Rice Village.
Contests included longest drive, closest to the pin and a chance to win a Ford F-150 courtesy of Mac Haik Ford with a hole-in-one.
NEW YORK (AP) — Another Rocket is headed to Toronto.
The Blue Jays selected University of Texas first baseman Kacy Clemens — son of Roger — in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday.
It has been 34 years since Roger Clemens helped pitch the University of Texas to a College World Series championship. Now, two of The Rocket's sons are chasing another title with the Longhorns.
The elder Clemens was at the Long Beach Regional, where Texas beat top-seeded Long Beach State 5-3 in 12 innings on Saturday night. The Longhorns defeated UCLA 3-2 on Friday night to open the double-elimination regional — with Kacy Clemens hitting a home run in the fourth inning of the opener.
GRAFTON, Mass. (AP) — The pitching gods have naturally blessed Sammy Rosenfield. He's just 14 years old but already stands 6 feet 5 inches and has a wingspan that would rival that of Red Sox ace Chris Sale. He was an all-star for his local AAU baseball team before he tore a ligament in his elbow playing basketball.
"I just love pitching," says Rosenfield, a high honors freshman at Grafton High School. "I want to be a major league pitcher."
Red Sox win 4th straight, 6-2 over Rangers
BOSTON (AP) — There's something about Boston Red Sox pitchers and 20-strikeout games.
There have been six major league games with that many strikeouts and the Red Sox made the list for the third time, fanning that many Texas Rangers for a 6-2 victory Thursday night and a sweep of the three-game series.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kacy Clemens was 3 for 5 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs to lead sixth-seeded Texas to an 8-4 win over third-seeded Oklahoma in the first round of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Clemens, a senior and son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, opened the scoring with the first of his two home runs in the first inning. He followed that with a two-run shot in the third to put the Longhorns (35-20) up 5-0.
HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel completed one of the best months of his career with arguably his best start of the season.
Keuchel threw 7 2/3 solid innings, Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run home run and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Sunday.
Keuchel (5-0) struck out nine, while allowing one run on three hits and two walks.
Keuchel, Reddick lead Astros to 5-1 win over Angels
HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel continued his string of strong outings to start the season Wednesday night.
He threw seven solid innings, Josh Reddick finished a single shy of the cycle and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1.
Keuchel (3-0) allowed one run on eight hits with seven strikeouts.
Baseball’s Hall of Fame to honor ‘The Simpsons’ on May 27
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Baseball's Hall of Fame will honor "The Simpsons" on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's "Homer at the Bat" episode.
Babe Ruth started the rush nearly 100 years ago.
Others followed, great and small.
Wade Boggs. Roger Clemens. Adam Vinatieri. Johnny Damon. Ray Bourque. Mike Haynes. Jim Plunkett. Theo Epstein. Bill Ranford. Sam Gash.
Yes, we know there are more.
They are all sporting types who left Boston under varied circumstances and would win championships in New York, Indianapolis, Colorado, Chicago and elsewhere.
Thomas: Include Bonds, Clemens in Hall if PED users get in
CHICAGO (AP) — The way Hall of Famer Frank Thomas sees it, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens might as well be enshrined if players linked to performance enhancing drugs are getting elected.
The Big Hurt, long a critic of players using PEDs, spoke out again during the Chicago White Sox's annual fan convention on Saturday.
Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electorate
Hall of Fame voters are still sharply divided on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.
The electorate is changing, however, and that could be good news for both.
Bonds and Clemens inched past the 50-percent mark for the first time Wednesday, each appearing on about 54 percent of ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. For a fifth straight year, Bonds and Clemens fell short of the 75 percent needed for induction, but their support is slowly climbing.
Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame
NEW YORK (AP) — Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown.
After a vote that could prove to be a turning point how Steroids Era stars are viewed, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could be joining them in the next few years.
Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short of the necessary 75 percent.
Column: Hall vote shows some stains last longer than others
The takeaway from this year's Hall of Fame balloting is Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens likely will get in within the next five years. Shame it couldn't be this one.
Because those two sharing the stage with former commissioner Bud Selig at induction ceremonies in Cooperstown this summer would have been priceless, a photo worth more than a million words.
Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting
NEW YORK (AP) — The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Tim Raines, in his 10th and final year of eligibility, appears likely to gain election along with Jeff Bagwell when the Baseball Writers' Association of America voting is announced Wednesday night. Ivan Rodriguez, eligible for the first time, and Trevor Hoffman also could make it.
1. Since the commissioner of baseball's Steroid Era made the Hall, is it time for guys like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds?
Hansen — Why not?
Scherting -- As long as Pete Rose is eligible.
Letasky -- Probably not. But Clemens was a Hall of Fame player before he allegedly started cheating and I doubt many could match his workout routine. Bonds was a Hall of Fame-caliber player, as well, before juicing.
Column: Will Selig’s entry crack open door to Hall of Fame?
Everything about baseball got bigger during Bud Selig's reign as commissioner.
What's important to remember is how. Because the same outsized contributions that earned him entry into the Hall of Fame should crack open the door wide enough for stars from the super-sized era to squeeze in behind him. It's time.
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A BUDDING QUESTION
Former Commissioner Bud Selig will be on site in suburban Washington, a day after he was voted into the Hall of Fame. His election has already raised a question with fans: If the person who oversaw the game during the Steroids Era is going to Cooperstown, should the players who took performance-enhancing drugs also be welcome?
Tainted Ramirez, Rodriguez on Hall ballot with Guerrero
NEW YORK (AP) — Steroids-tainted stars Manny Ramirez and Ivan Rodriguez are on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot for the first time along with Vladimir Guerrero.
Jeff Bagwell is the top holdover on the 2017 Baseball Writers' Association of America 34-player ballot announced Monday. He fell 15 votes short of the required 75 percent in 2016 voting.
Rick Porcello wins Cy Young Award, edging out former teammate Justin Verlander
Who needs Justin Verlander when you’re in the company of Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens?
For the first time since Martinez’ incomparable 2000 season and the seventh time in franchise history, the Red Sox have a Cy Young winner.
Rick Porcello last night was revealed as the 2016 American League Cy Young award recipient, the crowning moment after a surprising 22-4 regular season for the right-hander, who effectively supplanted David Price as the Red Sox ace.
Most people know Roger Clemens as one of baseball's all-time-great pitchers. He's also a karaoke singer.
Wait - what?
Let Memorial High School baseball coach Jeremy York tell it. Memorial, the high school Clemens' four sons attended, with the youngest graduating in 2015, is in the same Spring Branch Independent School District as Spring Woods High, where Clemens started to put himself on the baseball radar.
BRIDGEPORT — Ruben Gotay drove in four runs, including three on a home run in the sixth inning, to lead the Long Island Ducks to a 6-2 win over the Bridgeport Bluefish Friday night at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
Gotay’s first RBI came on a sacrifice fly in the second inning that gave the Ducks a 3-2 advantage.
Bridgeport took a 2-0 lead in the first inning after Endy Chavez hit a RBI-triple and then came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Jose...
BRIDGEPORT — The Sugar Land Skeeters jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning and held on for a 5-3 victory over the Bridgeport Bluefish Thursday night at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
Jeremy Barfield’s two-run single was one of five hits in the first off newly-acquired Bluefish starter Ross Seaton (0-1), who surrendered four runs — three earned — on six hits in four innings in the loss.
Rene Tosoni and Travis Scott each had three hits in the win for...
TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Sanchez pitched seven shutout innings to win his 10th consecutive decision, Kevin Pillar had three hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Monday night.
Sanchez (11-1) became the first Blue Jays pitcher to win 10 straight since Roy Halladay won 15 decisions in a row in 2003. Halladay and Roger Clemens (1998) hold the club record.
Making their first appearance in Toronto, the Padres were held scoreless until Alex...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — No matter the names, the AL dominates the All-Star Game in the 21st Century and starts the World Series at home.
Back in 2003, when a "This Time It Counts" sign was put up in right at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field, the stars included Roger Clemens and Hank Blalock. This year, the key names were baseball Royalty: Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez.
And because they came up big Tuesday night, Kansas City would open the World Series at home again if it...