On November 9, 2004 — Roger Clemens becomes the oldest pitcher to win the Cy Young Award. The 42-year-old “Rocket” has received the honor a record seven times and becomes the first to win the award with four different teams: Boston Red Sox (1986, 1987 and 1991), Toronto Blue Jays (1997 and 1998), New York Yankees (2001) and this season with the Houston Astros. After coming out of temporary retirement to play for his hometown team, Clemens posted a 18-4 record with 218 strikeouts and a 2.98 ERA.

 


Subscribe to This Day In Baseball

Get our latest Posts in your in box


This Day In Baseball on Patreon
Own this Day and Be Part of Baseball History


Sources:
Baseball Reference November 9
National Pastime November 9
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project