Clemens 'not surprised' about Hall of Fame snub

In his first attempt, Roger Clemens didn't earn enough votes to enter Baseball's Hall of Fame....

In his first attempt, Roger Clemens didn't earn enough votes to enter Baseball's Hall of Fame. (REUTERS)

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The Rocket says he isn't "overly surprised" he wasn't elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Roger Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner with the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Houston Astros, took to Twitter to voice his opinion after learning he finished with just 37.6% of the vote.

"After what has been written and said over the last few years I'm not overly surprised," Clemens wrote. "Thanks to all the teams I've worked with and to fans and friends for all the fantastic letters, voice mails, and texts of support over the last few years."

In June, Clemens was acquitted of six criminal charges after he was accused of lying to Congress about allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs during his career.

"To those who did take the time to look at the facts," he continued, "we very much appreciate it."

Players can stay on the ballot for up to 15 years if they receive at least 5% of the vote each year.


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