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June 29, 2009

The Downfall of Roger Clemens

New York Daily News sports investigative reporter Michael O'Keeffe tells Gelf how he and his colleagues concluded the baseball icon got entangled in his sport's juiced era.

Dan Adler

Roger Clemens's 24-year baseball career was full of milestones. On April 29, 1986, Clemens became the first pitcher in history to strike out 20 batters in a single game. On June 13, 2003, in defeating the St. Louis Cardinals, Clemens recorded his 4000th strikeout; he would ultimately reach 4,672, more than all but two other pitchers. And on July 2, 2007, he defeated the Minnesota Twins to collect his 350th win, becoming only the third pitcher of the live-ball era to do so.

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