By William A. Weathers
The Cincinnati Enquirer
DOWNTOWN - Dayton native Roger Clemens pitched against the Reds in Cincinnati for the first time Saturday night, a historic event watched by a sellout crowd at Great American Ball Park.
The night was a chance to watch future Hall of Famer Clemens, who entered the game with a 7-0 record for the Houston Astros. But the Reds scored six runs off Clemens and won 8-7, tying Houston for first place in the National League Central division.
Derek Hall, 32, of Dayton, Ohio, brought his two 10-year old sons "to see Clemens pitch."
"I'm a Red Sox fan," Hall said. "I've always liked Clemens," who pitched for the Boston team for 13 of his 21 Major League seasons.
"Roger Clemens," 12-year-old Adam Loewer, of Huber Heights, said of his reason for attending the game.
"We had friends that invited us who wanted to see the pitcher," said 28-year-old Rebekah Alexander of Middletown, who was with her husband and 3-year-old son, Reid.
The sellout crowd was a boon for ticket sellers stationed along Third Street near the ballpark, who were selling $5 tickets for $20, and $10 tickets for $40.
"The best day of the year other than Opening Day," said one ticket seller, identifying himself only as "Spuds."
The teams play again today at 1:15 p.m.
7-0 Record this year
317 Career wins
616 Career starts
4,336 Career innings
4,169 Career strikeouts
6 Cy Young awards (1986,
1987, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2001)
41 Years old
8 Sports Illustrated covers
pitching throws off young arms
player under count
K's 10 tips
curve easier on the wrist
Dr. Timothy Kremchek
It was wild
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