On May 20, 1984, Roger Clemens earned his first Major League Baseball victory, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Despite the victory, Clemens wasn't all that impressive In seven innings, he gave up four earned runs on seven hits. He did, however, manage to rack up seven strikeouts in the outing.
Those strikeouts were representative of the future ahead of him. Clemens went on to have an impressive MLB career, retiring as one of the greatest pitchers ever. He amassed career numbers of 354 wins, 4,672 strikeouts, and a lifetime 3.12 ERA.
Clemens was an 11-time All-Star, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, and a two-time World Series champion. But he might be just as well remembered for his prominent role in the steroid and performance-enhancing drugs controversies that swept Major League baseball in the early 2000s. Though he was never proven guilty, many eyewitness accounts and circumstantial evidence has suggested Clemens used PEDs during his 24-year MLB career.
He remains the only 300-win pitcher not represented in baseball's Hall of Fame.