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“Clemens will be appearing on the ballot for the first time, alongside fellow greats Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. They are four of the most prominent players to excel during baseball's steroids era of the late 1990s and into 2000. Clemens was accused of using steroids and HGH in the Mitchell report on drugs in baseball. He appeared at a congressional deposition where he denied using any performance-enhancing drugs. The Justice Department began an investigation concerning whether Clemens had lied under oath, and in 2010 a grand jury indicted him on two counts of perjury, three counts of making false statements and one count of obstructing Congress when he testified. He was acquitted of all the charges on June 19 after a 10-week trial and has largely stayed out of the public spotlight until now. "I think he's going to come back and try to prove a lot of doubters wrong," Oswalt said. The signing was first reported by Houston television station KRIV. Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com senior MLB writer Jerry Crasnick was used in this report.
Fastball was clocked at 87 mph and four pitches were working, so everyone believes he can do it.” -- Randy Hendricks, agent for Roger Clemens