posted on Jun, 14 2003 @ 08:52 AM
The Rocket finally reached 300 wins Friday night and entered an even more exclusive club, becoming only the third pitcher with 4,000 strikeouts as he
led the New York Yankees over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2.
Clemens (7-4) was the 21st pitcher to make it 300, doing it on his fourth try.
"We just talked about it for so long and for it to happen now is just a thrill -- especially in front of all these people," Clemens said.
A sellout crowd of 55,214 cheered while Clemens' teammates hugged him in the dugout after the final out.
Clemens jogged onto the field as Elton John's "Rocket Man" played over the public-address system. He raised both arms, tipped his cap to the fans in
right field, then to left, then touched his heart.
Congrats to the Rocket.....:bounce: