April 11, 1992

This will, no doubt, amuse anyone who considers big-league ballplayers a pampered lot.

Roger Clemens confirmed that he would pitch in the Red Sox home opener two days later despite the lingering effects of a dislocated pinky finger.

Clemens dislocated the little finger against the concrete floor of the visitors clubhouse at Yankee Stadium while doing some pregame stretches.

During that Bronx start, Clemens said he suffered a chipped tooth while grinding his choppers.

Further evidence that truth is stranger than fiction.

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