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Author Pearlman, Jeff.

Title The rocket that fell to earth : Roger Clemens and the rage for baseball immortality / Jeff Pearlman.

Imprint New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.357 Clemens,R PEA    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 348 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-348.
Summary This first biography of Roger Clemens is an account of the rise and fall of one of the greatest modern-day baseball players and arguably the best pitcher of all time. From his obscure youth as a pudgy, unremarkable nobody in suburban Ohio to the mounds of Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium, Roger "Rocket" Clemens is an American icon. His athletic prowess aside, Clemens also embodies a fascinating dichotomy in American culture. To thousands of fans, Clemens is a tobacco-chewing, fastball-throwing legend who walks with the giants of the world. To many others, he is a gun-toting, Republican-voting, steroid-using pedophile who stalked Charlize Theron. Here, sportswriter Jeff Pearlman delivers an exhaustively researched biography that explores who Roger Clemens is; what he means to our country; and how his rise to baseball stardom and fall to personal humiliation speaks volumes about the current state of sport in America.--From publisher description.
Subject Clemens, Roger.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Added Title Roger Clemens and the rage for baseball immortality
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