Roger Clemens once again did not get voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his 10th and final year on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot.
Clemens received 257 votes of a possible 394 votes (65.2 percent).
He could get in down the road if the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee votes him in.
The former pitcher for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Toronto Blue Jays posted a 3.12 ERA over 4,916.2 innings and is one of the members in the rare 3,000-strikeout club as he had 4,672 for his career.
Clemens was one of the 89 names on the Mitchell Report, which listed players who had used performance-enhancing drugs. However, he never admitted to using steroids or tested positive for them.
Clemens released the following statement:
My family and I put the HOF in the rear view mirror ten years ago. I didn’t play baseball to get into the HOF. I played to make a generational difference in the lives of my family.
Then focus on winning championships while giving back to my community and the fans as well. It was my passion. I gave it all I had, the right way, for my family and for the fans who supported me.
I am grateful for that support. I would like to thank those who took the time to look at the facts and vote for me. Hopefully everyone can now close this book and keep their eyes forward focusing on what is really important in life. All love!
Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was the only member of this year’s 30-man ballot to be voted into the Hall of Fame. The 2022 Induction Ceremony will take place on July 24 in Cooperstown, NY.