Roger Clemens and the 7 Most Pathetic 'Comebacks' in Baseball History

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Roger Clemens and the 7 Most Pathetic 'Comebacks' in Baseball History
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History is being made tonight, somewhere in the greater Houston area.

Sugar Land, to be exact. In some small dark room the webmaster for the Sugar Land Skeeters' official website is overwhelmed with the outpouring of hits the home page has received today.

Rightfully so; it's not every day that a seven-time Cy Young award winner joins a minor league team, albeit a 50-year-old seven-time Cy Young award winner.

That's right, folks. Roger Clemens has signed with the minor league Sugar Land Skeeters.

Some folks may applaud Clemens for not allowing his passion for the game to die. Others may look at him as a joke, moving towards another publicity stunt in a sordid recent history of negative press.

The idea of (arguably) the greatest pitcher of all time resigning himself to pitch at the age of 50 for a minor league club is laughable, even pathetic.

So, where does this recent "comeback" rank among the all-time worst comeback attempts in baseball history?

Let's have a look.

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