Roger Clemens dismisses latest Hall of Fame miss

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Roger Clemens isn’t worried about the latest Baseball Hall of Fame voting results. In his sixth year on the ballot, Clemens made it on to 57.3% of the ballots, but still needing to make up a lot of ground for the necessary 75% vote.

“I didn’t play baseball to make the (Baseball) Hall of Fame. I played baseball, the first couple of years, to make a fantastic living…and after that it was about winning championships,” Clemens said

Clemens spoke before the UT Baseball Alumni game Saturday. Clemens pitched the first inning for the alumni team with his sons, Kody and Kacy, playing the right side of the infield.

The seven-time Cy Young award winner is guaranteed to stay on the voting ballot until, at least, 2022.

“Really, the Hall of Fame, it’s a self kind of deal, a beat your own chest type of deal. You don’t get to have a career like I did, 24 years, without fantastic teammates, fantastic catchers back there paying attention to detail. I tell them thank you all the time…that’s what means the most to me,” Clemens said.

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