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A Brief History: Roger Clemens’ Yankees Legacy

When the Yankees acquired Roger Clemens in February 1999, they were adding one of the best pitchers in baseball to one of the greatest teams in baseball history. Surprisingly, not everyone was thrilled with the move. On today’s a brief history episode, I go over the details of why the move was controversial, Roger’s notable playoff moments, performance in pinstripes, departure from and return to the team, and post-playing days. All that helps build a picture of why Clemens has been largely ignored by the Yankees organization and baseball community over the past 13 years.



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