Roger Clemens
Starting Pitcher
Jamaica Rastafarians (1997-2002)
Gobi Mongols (2003)
Inducted into Hall of Fame: 2009
 
.
W
L
PCT.
ERA
IP
H
HR
BB
K
OAvg
OSlg
G
GS
1999
14
12
.538
2.38
245.2
255
26
33
192
.273
.343
40
40
2000
19
7
.730
2.16
245.0
202
19
28
255
-
-
35
35
2001
19
7
.731
2.88
240.2
194
24
46
220
.215
.345
34
34
2002
14
9
.609
3.37
216.2
215
27
34
162
.255
.403
33
33
2003
17
9
.654
3.32
214.1
200
28
29
173
.242
.387
32
32
TOTALS
110
58
.655
2.90
1581.1
1414
168
301
1356
.235
.359
243
242
* Stats from '97 and '98 seasons missing from archives

The workhorse of the Jamaica Rastafarians pitching staff during their early years in the league, Roger Clemens was an intimidating presence on the mound at a time when the franchise was known more for the lumber in their lineup.

The Rasta Rocket averaged 16 wins and nearly 200 strikeouts per season during his Weaver League career. He never had a 20 win season, although he finished just short twice with 19 wins in 2000 and 2001. While the Rastafarians could score plenty of run in their early days with the likes of Babe Ruth and Albert Belle, the pitching staff overall was a little more shaky. Clemens presence leading the staff kept them relatively competitive. Although they never finished higher than third in the Roehm Division, they finished under .500 only once while he was with the team.

With the Rastas heading into decline, Clemens requested to be traded to a contender for his farewell season. The Rastas instead shipped him to the Gobi Mongols. They had no chance that season, finishing 72-90, but ever the pro Clemens did his part and accounted for 17 of those wins. Despite the whole Gobi debacle, Clemens bore no hard feelings towards the Rastas for trading him there, and after the season he accepted the position of Jamaica's pitching coach, officially ending his playing days.

In recognition of his efforts, Clemens was inducted into the Weaver League Hall of Fame in 2009.


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