Hard-throwing left-handed pitcher who was selected to 6 All-Star games and was named American League MVP and Cy Young winner in 1971 with the Oakland Athletics. He won three World Series Championships with the A's in the '70s and earned 209 victories while recording 2,175 strikeouts across his 18-year career.
He was a standout quarterback and pitcher at his Mansfield, Louisiana high school.
He threw a no-hitter in 1970 with the Oakland Athletics and several games later he threw a one-hitter.
He was married to Peggy Shannon for seven years.
Roger Clemens was the first pitcher to pitch in an All-Star game for both the National and the American leagues after Vida Blue.