People: May 12, 1986

It was not until the top of the ninth at Boston's Fenway Park last week that fellow Red Sox Pitcher Al Nipper asked Roger Clemens if he knew he needed only two more strikeouts to set an all-time record. Clemens didn't know, but the news was inspiring. "That entire inning was all adrenaline," recalls the Ohio-born right-hander, who rared back and got the two more Ks, to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 and, more important, to become the first player to record 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game. Clemens, who eight months ago had arthroscopic shoulder surgery, did it with a...

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