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    Roger Clemens' Story

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    Roger Clemens is arguably one of the greatest pitchers ever in Major League Baseball history. Clemens has built an astounding and exciting career filled with impressive statistics that may rarely be duplicated. His career extends from the early 1980’s into the new millennium, and continues today. During this stretch, nicknamed “The Rocket”, he won more Cy Young awards, seven, than any other pitcher in MLB history. The Cy Young award is given annually to the League’s best pitcher. In 2003 he

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    Roger Clemens Scandal

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    As a little girl, I attended a New Years Eve party hosted by Roger Clemens, he and my father were business partners of some sort. Dad handled some of the financial aspect of Roger Clemens life, and they were also good friends. The party was large and loud, hosting a plethora of very important people, an overall exquisite gathering. The night ended with a rainstorm of balloons falling from the ceiling and all of the guests under the age of ten ran around in our fancy suits and dresses trying to pop

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    linked to steroids have almost been avoided on the Hall of Fame ballot, being accused of being a cheater and a liar. But lets think back to a few key words an... ... middle of paper ... ...why exclude players that are far better? “Until Bonds and Clemens are voted in, the baseball Hall of Fame remains a joke” (Levy). There is no excuse for members of the BBWAA (Baseball Writers Association of America) to say “I’m not voting for a steroid user because there should been no cheating in the Hall of Fame

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    Baseball in America

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    "USATODAY.com - The Rose Scandal." USATODAY.com - The Rose Scandal. USA Today, 05 Jan. 2004. Web. 23 Feb. 2014. "Pete Rose Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 23 Feb. 2014. Walker, Ben. "Hall Of Fame 2013 Ballot: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa Eligible For Cooperstown." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, Web. 23 Feb. 2014.

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    The Steroids Era

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    When people think of the steroid era in baseball today, they usually think of two notorious players: Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire. In the prime time of their careers, they would have extraordinary and record breaking seaons. Both of them, along with a few other players, broke the fifty home run mark during a single season, which had only been done a few times before them. “Between 1961 and 1994, only three players reached the fifty home run mark,” (“The Steroids Era”). The cause for this increased

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    Boston

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    smell of freshly cut grass mingles in the air with the scent of “Fenway franks”, the parks signature foot-long hot dogs. The game pits the Boston ace, Pedro Martinez, against the one-time red Sox star, now New York Yankee star, Roger Clemens. The Red Sox fans boo as Roger begins to toss his warm-up pitches off to the side. He is getting older, but his fastball still has enough zip behind it to make a SNAP as it hits the catcher’s glove. Meanwhile, the Boston infield is taking ground balls, and the

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    Modern Day Hero VS. Anglo-Saxon Hero During the Anglo-Saxon period, people worshiped Hero's. Here are a couple of ways how a modern day hero can be compared to one in the past. Nolan Ryan will be my choice of a classic modern day hero. One of the firsts of a hero's characteristic is that he performs "Outstanding Deeds". On page thirty-five in Beowulf "Higlac's brave follower tearing out his hand of the monster, his hatred rose higher but his power has gone." So to me that could be called

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    Nolan Ryan

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    Mid-Term For my Mid-Term, I have decided to write about one of the greatest pitchers of all times. His name is Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. most people know him as Nolan Ryan. He pitched in the Major League from 1967- 1993. He was born on January 31, 1947 in Refugio, Texas. He was the final child of six. He grew up on a street called Dezso Drive in Alvin, Texas. He delivered a paper called the “The Houston Post.” This route was 55 miles long, and so that he could finish, he had to wake up at one and start

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    MARK TWAIN

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    Samuel Clemens. He was born in Florida, Missouri on Nov 30,1835, the sixth child of John and Jane Clemens. Several years later, in 1839, the family moved to nearby Hannibal, where Clemens spent his boyhood years. Clemens boyhood dream was to become a steamboatman on the river. Clemens' newspaper career began while still a boy in Hannibal. In 1848, a year after his father death, he was apprentice to printer Joseph Ament, who published the Missouri Courier. Did tragedy make Samuel Clemens (Cox Clinton)

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    The Life Of Mark Twain

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    its circumstances were reduced, its environment meager and disheartening. The father, John Marshall Clemens--a lawyer by profession, a merchant by vocation--had brought his household to Florida from Jamestown, Tennessee, somewhat after the manner of judge Hawkins as pictured in The Gilded Age. Florida was a small town then, a mere village of twenty-one houses located on Salt River, but judge Clemens, as he was usually called, optimistic and speculative in his temperament, believed in its future. Salt

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