Roger Clemens Salary
According to his last contract with the New York Yankees, Clemens earned a pro-rated $28 million per year.
Roger Clemens is a former American Major league Baseball pitcher who has a net worth of $60 million. Roger Clemens nicknamed "Rocket" has earned his net worth as a member of the Boston Red sox pitching staff for 12 years. He has won seven Cy Young Awards, which is more than any other pitcher. During his 23 year pitching career he was a member on four different professional teams. He spent two seasons wearing a Toronto Blue Jays jersey and each year he won the pitching Triple Crown (leading the league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts) and a Cy Young Award. In 1999 he was traded to the New York Yankees, where he won his first World Series. By 2003 he reached his 300th win and 4,000th strikeout in the same game, he is one of only four pitchers to have more than 4,000 strikeouts in their entire career (the others are Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, and Steve Carlton). Clemens won his seventh Cy Young Award during his three season stint with the Houston Astros, then in 2007 he rejoined the Yankee squad. In 2003 according to the Mitchell Report Clemens allegedly used anabolic steroids during his late career, this was collaborated by the testimony of his former trainer, Brian McNamee. Clemens firmly denied these allegations under oath before Congress; the case was referred to the Justice Department on suspicions of perjury. Clemens was indicted on six felony counts involving perjury, false statements, and obstruction of Congress, on August 19, 2010. He pled not guilty on August 30, 2010, and the trail started on July 13, 2011, however a mistrial was declared on the second day of testimony due to prosecutorial misconduct.
He was born on August 4, 1962 in Dayton Ohio; he lived in Vandalia, Ohio, and then went to high school in Houston at Springs Woods High School. He played baseball, football, and basketball, in his senior year he was scouted by the Philadelphia Phillies and the Minnesota Twins, but decided to go to college. He played college baseball at San Jacinto College North and at the University of Texas. In 1983 Clemens was drafted 19th overall by the Boston Red Sox and rose quickly through the minor league and made his first major league appearance May 15, 1984. Roger has been married to Debra Lynn Godfrey since 1984 they have four sons: Koby Aaron, Kory Allen, Kacy Austin, and Kody Alec—all given "K" names to honor Clemens's strikeouts ("K's"). Roger son Koby was drafted at the age of 18, by the Astros as a third baseman and he signed his contract on July 14, 2005. Roger Clemens has had a lot of media attention throughout his life due to many controversies regarding he reputation, everything from steroid use, being a pitcher who was unafraid to throw close to batters, using the prescription pain reliever Vioxx, to having an adulterous affair with country singer Mindy McCready who was only 15 when the affair begun. Clemens has appeared as himself in several movies and television episodes, the best known being the season three episode of The Simpsons ("Homer at the Bat"),in the episode Clemens was hypnotized into thinking he was a chicken.