How Clemens landed in the Bronx

Detailing exactly how the Yankees won the battle to re-sign Roger Clemens.

Originally Published: May 6, 2007
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

The Yankees' charter touched down in Texas last Monday evening, and general manager Brian Cashman sent a text message to Randy Hendricks, the agent for Roger Clemens. "I just landed in your wonderful state."

Hendricks responded: "I'm out of town." And a couple of hours later, as Cashman dined with manager Joe Torre, he said, "I wonder if he's at Fenway Park."

This was just one more anxious moment, in the Yankees' months-long pursuit of Clemens. They had lost out on the bidding for the ...

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