This Day In Sports History (November 13th) — Roger Clemens

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It was on this day in 1991 that Roger Clemens was awarded the AL Cy Young Award.  It was the third Cy Young Award won by Clemens during his highly-decorated career.

While it certainly wasn’t the most impressive season of Clemens’ career, the 1991 season was still an awfully impressive one for the Red Sox pitcher, as he put together an 18-10 record to go along with 241 strikeouts and a 2.62 ERA in 35 starts.  He would also pitch 13 complete games that season, four of which were shutout performances.  And that wasn’t the last Cy Young Award for Clemens, as he would go on to win the award four more times, giving him a total of seven Cy Young’s during his career.  That ranks him first all-time among MLB pitchers, with the next closest pitcher being Randy Johnson, who won five Cy Young Awards during his career.

Clemens’ career has since been marred by accusations of steroid use, leading many to believe that perhaps there should be an astriks beside each of his seven Cy Young Awards.

Notable Birthdays

Asdrúbal Cabrera, MLB – Born on November 13th, 1985 (age 28) in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

Pat Hentgen, MLB – Born on November 13th, 1968 (age 45) in Detroit, Michigan

Vinny Testaverde, NFL – Born on November 13th, 1963 (age 50) in Brooklyn, New York