Astros pitcher Roger Clemens will get the start for the National League All-Star team tonight, which will certainly be a treat for the Houston crowd. This marks the first time in 22 years that a pitcher from the host city will start the game. Steve Rogers, who was born in Jefferson City, Missouri and graduated from Springfield Glendale High School, was the last one to do it, when he started for the Expos in the 1982 All-Star Game in Montreal. Rogers gave up a run in the first inning, but was eventually credited with the win. Rogers went on to have the best season of his career in ’82, finishing with a 19-8 record and a 2.40 ERA.
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