Will Roger Clemens Pitch In the MLB Again? [POLL]

The 50-year-old recently signed with an independent team

Roger Clemens signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters, of the independent Atlantic League earlier this week.

Clemens, 50, was recently acquitted of federal charges that he lied to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs. He last pitched five years ago, unexpectedly coming out of retirement for the New York Yankees, going 6-6 with a 4.18 ERA in the second half of the season. Clemens pitched 24 years in the majors for the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Yankees and Houston Astros. Clemens was on the Yankees from 1999-2003 before re-joining the team in 2007.

In various reports, Clemens has said he’s not ready to return to the majors at this point, but that hasn’t stopped many from speculating his trip in Sugar Land is just a pitstop en route back to the pros.

There have been six players to play in the MLB at age 50 and up, and the most recent being Minnie Miñoso, who had two at-bats for the Chicago White Sox at age 54. Prior to that, Miñoso played in three games in 1976 for the White Sox. The last pitcher to play in the MLB into his 50s was Satchel Paige, who pitched one game at age 59 for the Kansas City A’s back in 1965.

Jamie Moyer, 49, played for the the Colorado Rockies this year and was released, but became the oldest pitcher in MLB history to win a game. He was picked up by the Blue Jays and sent to AAA, but was also released by Toronto.

So, do you think Clemens will pitch again for a major league team?

Josh Semendoff August 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM
All that would do is throw a few people into the seats which I guess down in Houston they could use in Sept. I think he's foolish and has way too much pride. Steroids and lying to congress aside, he was an amazing pitcher who can still be fondly remembered and appreciated without anymore incidents you know.
Will McAvoy August 27, 2012 at 12:47 AM
I think that stupid old politician Harry Reid is going to pitch in the majors one day.
Marie Graham, ASP, IDS The Refreshed Home August 27, 2012 at 11:40 AM
He may, but I say he shouldn't, and I hope cooler heads do not give him the opportunity. Roger Clemmens is a weasel, and all he wants to do is push back the Hall of Fame eligibility so his indiscretions will be less memorable.
Lucy Mash August 27, 2012 at 02:40 PM
I hope not!! But if he does, he'd probably get his butt whipped!!
Aidan August 27, 2012 at 03:35 PM
He can pitch until he's ninety ... and folks will still think of him as a pin cushion who cheated.


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