Former Astros Chances at Entering Hall of Fame

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Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens would have been a first ballot selection were it not for his association with steroids. He pitched for the Astros in what were the franchise’s best years until their recent five year run of success, pitching for three seasons (2004-2006) that included two League Championship Series trips and one World Series appearance.

In his three years with the Astros, Clemens was an all-star twice, won an ERA title in 2005 and won his seventh and final Cy Young award in 2004. Considering it’s his final year on the ballot, a 14 point bump seems unlikely and he will officially not be in the hall of fame after this year barring a gargantuan change of heart by the voters.

His numbers remain mind-boggling to this day though. Seven Cy Young awards, seven ERA titles, eleven all-star selections, an MVP award and he’s third all-time in strikeouts behind only Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson. Regardless of whether you think he deserves to be in the hall of not, the man could pitch.