Clemens Through The Years
Roger Clemens won his third Cy Young Award in 1991 at age 29.
In 1993, Clemens suffered through the first losing season of his career, going 11-14 for the fifth-place Red Sox.
After a bitter breakup with the Red Sox, Clemens returned to dominance in 1997 with the Blue Jays, winning the first of back-to-back Cy Youngs.
The Clemens Family, ca. 1997: Wife Debbie and sons (from left to right) Kody, Kory, Kacy and Koby.
Clemens' first season with the Yankees culminated in his beating the Braves in the 1999 World Series clincher.
Clemens celebrates the first world championship of his career.
Clemens slides home to cover the plate as Seattle's Carlos Guillen tries to score during a Yankees-Mariners game at Safeco Field in 2001.
Clemens went 17-9 in 2003, his final season with the Yankees.
After a brief retirement, the Rocket joined longtime friend Andy Pettitte by signing with his hometown Houston Astros.
Clemens was rejuvenated by his move to the National League, leading the Astros deep into the 2004 playoffs and claiming his seventh Cy Young Award.
Clemens took the mound for Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 22, 2005, the Astros' first appearance in the Fall Classic. Houston went on to lose to the White Sox in four games.
Though still uncommitted to playing in 2006, Clemens showed up at spring training to pitch batting practice to his son Koby, a third baseman in the Astros organization.