These days, Roger Clemens is more famous for his perjury trial than anything he accomplished on the field. But he had some stellar moments at Fenway. Chief among them: on April 29, 1986, the former Red Sox star struck out 20 Seattle Mariners, setting a new major league record for most strikeouts in a game (Clemens matched that mark a decade later, while pitching for the Red Sox in Detroit). In ’86, Clemens had a staggering season: he went 24-4, and picked up both AL MVP and Cy Young honors. But the New York Mets – and Bill Buckner’s wickets – would deny him a World Series title later that year.
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