New Arrival: Roger Clemens, sp, New York Yankees

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Roger Clemens was a very good baseball player…and I think that in the years since he has retired that has been lost on a lot of fans.

But if you want a reminder of how good he was, look no farther than his career Wins Above Replacement (WAR).  At a 140.3 WAR he sits comfortably at 8th all time, nestled between Hank Aaron (142.6) and Tris Speaker (133.7). There are only two active players who are in striking distance of passing him: Alex Rodriguez at 118.9 and Albert Pujols at 99.7. I doubt that either are going to pass him. He really was a generational talent, and I am lucky to have seen him pitch. Him, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez really were some of the best parts of watching baseball in the 90’s.

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA GS IP H BB SO ERA+ WHIP Awards
1984 21 BOS AL 9 4 4.32 20 133.1 146 29 126 97 1.313 RoY-6
1985 22 BOS AL 7 5 3.29 15 98.1 83 37 74 130 1.220
1986 ★ 23 BOS AL 24 4 2.48 33 254.0 179 67 238 169 0.969 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1987 24 BOS AL 20 9 2.97 36 281.2 248 83 256 154 1.175 CYA-1,MVP-19
1988 ★ 25 BOS AL 18 12 2.93 35 264.0 217 62 291 141 1.057 AS,CYA-6
1989 26 BOS AL 17 11 3.13 35 253.1 215 93 230 132 1.216
1990 ★ 27 BOS AL 21 6 1.93 31 228.1 193 54 209 211 1.082 AS,CYA-2,MVP-3
1991 ★ 28 BOS AL 18 10 2.62 35 271.1 219 65 241 165 1.047 AS,CYA-1,MVP-10
1992 ★ 29 BOS AL 18 11 2.41 32 246.2 203 62 208 174 1.074 AS,CYA-3,MVP-14
1993 30 BOS AL 11 14 4.46 29 191.2 175 67 160 104 1.263
1994 31 BOS AL 9 7 2.85 24 170.2 124 71 168 176 1.143
1995 32 BOS AL 10 5 4.18 23 140.0 141 60 132 117 1.436
1996 33 BOS AL 10 13 3.63 34 242.2 216 106 257 139 1.327
1997 ★ 34 TOR AL 21 7 2.05 34 264.0 204 68 292 222 1.030 AS,CYA-1,MVP-10
1998 ★ 35 TOR AL 20 6 2.65 33 234.2 169 88 271 174 1.095 AS,CYA-1,MVP-11
1999 36 NYY AL 14 10 4.60 30 187.2 185 90 163 102 1.465
2000 37 NYY AL 13 8 3.70 32 204.1 184 84 188 131 1.312 CYA-6
2001 ★ 38 NYY AL 20 3 3.51 33 220.1 205 72 213 128 1.257 AS,CYA-1,MVP-8
2002 39 NYY AL 13 6 4.35 29 180.0 172 63 192 102 1.306
2003 ★ 40 NYY AL 17 9 3.91 33 211.2 199 58 190 113 1.214 AS
2004 ★ 41 HOU NL 18 4 2.98 33 214.1 169 79 218 145 1.157 AS,CYA-1,MVP-8
2005 ★ 42 HOU NL 13 8 1.87 32 211.1 151 62 185 226 1.008 AS,CYA-3,MVP-22
2006 43 HOU NL 7 6 2.30 19 113.1 89 29 102 194 1.041
2007 44 NYY AL 6 6 4.18 17 99.0 99 31 68 108 1.313
24 Yrs 354 184 3.12 707 4916.2 4185 1580 4672 143 1.173
162 Game Avg. 17 9 3.12 34 236 201 76 224 143 1.173
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/28/2016.
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