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Clemens with few peers in modern age

Who is the best pitcher since World War II? Roger Clemens is definitely making a case for himself.

Originally Published: May 25, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Is Roger Clemens the best pitcher ever?

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Who can say? Unless we make a massive timeline adjustment, there's simply no way for the likes of Roger Clemens to compete with the likes of Cy Young (511 wins) and Walter Johnson (417). So let's restrict our focus to the period following World War II, because it's convenient and also because shortly after the war ended, the competition began to get quite a bit tougher.

There are, in my opinion, five pitchers with a claim on ...

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