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On April 29, 1986, Clemens became the first pitcher in history to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning major league game, striking out 20 Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. Only Kerry Wood and Randy Johnson have matched the total. Tom Cheney holds the record for most strikeouts in any game with 21 in 16 innings.)

Clemens is the only player to pitch 2 20-strikeout games. The 2nd performance came over ten years later, on September 18, 1996 against the Detroit Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Clemens 2nd 20 strikeout day occurred in his second-to-last game as a member of the Boston Red Sox. In each of his 20-strikeout games, he walked no one.

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