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Roger Clemens: pop quiz on a pitcher under fire

Roger Clemens leaves federal court in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 5. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Roger Clemens’ s hopes of ever making the Hall of Fame may partly hinge on his current perjury trial. Prosecutors allege Clemens lied under oath before Congress by denying he ever used performance-enhancing drugs. See how much you know about Clemens by taking this test.

- Ross Atkin

1. What is Clemens’s nickname?

Clemens’s nickname is “Rocket,” but its origins are unclear. Some assume it’s because he was a power pitcher, with a blazing fastball, which seems plausible. He also grew up in Houston, the home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, which may be a factor.

Clemens’s nickname is “Rocket,” but its origins are unclear. Some assume it’s because he was a power pitcher, with a blazing fastball, which seems plausible. He also grew up in Houston, the home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, which may be a factor.

Clemens’s nickname is “Rocket,” but its origins are unclear. Some assume it’s because he was a power pitcher, with a blazing fastball, which seems plausible. He also grew up in Houston, the home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, which may be a factor.

Clemens’s nickname is “Rocket,” but its origins are unclear. Some assume it’s because he was a power pitcher, with a blazing fastball, which seems plausible. He also grew up in Houston, the home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, which may be a factor.

Mad Dog

 

Rocket

 

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