Quote of the day

My only day off is the day I pitch.

~Roger Clemens

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This day in baseball: Unanimous Cy Young winner

On November 12, 1986, Roger Clemens of the Red Sox became only the second American League pitcher to unanimously win the Cy Young Award.  Clemens had posted a 24-4 record, with an ERA of 2.48 for the season. The first AL pitcher to win the Cy Young by unanimous vote was Denny McLain in 1968.

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Quote of the day

You know how you just don’t like guys on the other team sometimes? It’s funny because growing up I loved Roger (Clemens), loved to watch Roger pitch. Then when I was first in the big leagues and he was for the other team, I hated him.

~Andy Pettitte

Andy Pettitte (New York Times)


This day in baseball: Game of Ks

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On April 24, 1962, Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax struck out eighteen hitters, tying a modern Major League record for most strikeouts in a single, nine-inning game.  It was the second time in his career that Koufax accomplished the feat.  The record has since been broken, with five players striking out 19 batters in a single game, and twenty-strikeout performances by Roger Clemens (twice) and Kerry Wood.