The Life and Trials of Roger Clemens: Baseball's Rocket Man and the Questionable Case Against Him

The Life and Trials of Roger Clemens: Baseball's Rocket Man and the Questionable Case Against Him

by Hansen Alexander

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Overview

At six feet, four inches and more than 220 pounds, Roger Clemens (1962- ) was a major figure in baseball for nearly a quarter century. The best pitcher of his generation, his 4,672 strikeouts rank third all-time. He dominates modern statistical analysis. High strung and temperamental, Clemens got into a barroom brawl during his first semester at University of Texas and once was jailed for punching out a Houston police officer. He endured sports writers heckling his inarticulate English and hostile fans decrying his aggressive pitching style. He retired in 2007 at 45 amid allegations of performance-enhancing drug use. Questioned by a Congressional committee about his alleged use of steroids, Clemens was accused of perjury but later acquitted. This book covers his life and his sensational but controversial career, with anecdotes from such baseball legends as Ted Williams, Casey Stengel and David Ortiz.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476625942
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/25/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Married to poet Taube Cyrus, Hansen Alexander is an attorney living in New York City. His published works include two novels, two biographies and two general interest works on American law.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
 1. The Self Invention of Roger Clemens 11
 2. The Consistency of Roger Clemens 20
 3. The Passive Injector 41
 4. Keeping Up Appearances with George Mitchell 52
 5. Evidence? What Evidence? 66
 6. Roger Clemens’ Last Brawl with the Baseball Writers 77
 7. An Investigation of the Investigation 98
 8. Clemens Gets Clobbered in Congress 104
 9. The Desperados 116
10. The Mysterious Mister McNamee 126
11. Squeezing McNamee 140
12. The Trial That Wasn’t 148
13. A Prosecutor’s Dream Jury 158
14. Rusty Hardin’s Comfort Zone 176
15. The Government’s ­Double-Edged Swords 186
16. When the Evidence Told Roger Clemens’ Side of the Story 195
17. A Theory of the Case 207
18. At Home in Houston 223
19. Roger Clemens, Family Man 227
Chapter Notes 231
Bibliography 252
Index 255

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