Elias Says ...

A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports.

Updated: October 16, 2005, 1:23 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider
A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:

Major League Baseball

• Roger Clemens -- six days after becoming the second-oldest pitcher to win a postseason game and exactly 52 weeks after becoming the oldest starting pitcher to win such a game -- broke the latter record as he was credited with the victory in Houston's 4-3 win over St. Louis on Saturday.

A remarkable fact: The Rocket is the only starting pitcher in major-league history who has won a postseason game after his 41st birthday -- and he has won five of them! He won two at age 41 with the Yankees in the 2003 playoffs, two with Houston last year, and then Game 3 of the NL Championship Series.

He would have to pitch beyond this year, however, to become the oldest pitcher to win a postseason game; Dennis Martinez won in relief for Atlanta at San Diego in the 1998 postseason, when he was 78 days older than Clemens was on Saturday.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

ALSO SEE