Koby to start Texas career as third baseman

Updated: November 17, 2004, 11:53 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Koby Clemens, the eldest of Roger Clemens' four sons, signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Texas.

Koby Clemens, a senior at Houston's Memorial High School, signed the papers at his Houston home, Houston television station KRIV reported.

Calls from The Associated Press to Mike Forcucci, Texas' sports information director for baseball, were not immediately returned on Wednesday night.

"It kind of hit me just a little bit because it's always been a dream for me to go play at UT," Koby Clemens told KRIV.

His father, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, was a star pitcher at Texas in the early 1980s. Koby Clemens will start his career as a third baseman.

"I am going to try and start a new tradition in this family, playing some third base instead of pitching," he said.

As a junior, Koby Clemens hit .413 at Memorial with four home runs and 23 RBI.

"Koby has made his own name, and he is a better athlete than me. I am very excited about him," Roger Clemens said from New York.


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