Sunday, August 19, 2007

History Lesson

Everything from Roger Clemens is history. His 353rd victory and 4,661st strikeout are in the books. The numbers continue to build his case as the greatest pitcher ever, but they don’t touch what he brings on the field.

Joe Torre said that’s because “He still cares so much.”

Everyone at Yankee Stadium yesterday could see that he loves to win.

“I’ve never seen anyone better with a runner on third and less than two outs,” Torre said.

Clemens and Jorge Posada pulled off a slick double play by striking out Marcus Thames and catching Brandon Inge off third base to end the third inning. He left runners on the corners in the fourth and the bases loaded in the sixth.

It wasn’t easy, but Clemens helped the Yankees get another win.

“That’s what we’re all about here,” said Clemens.

One more for the history books.

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