i'd take either. but if I had to pick one in their primes...i'm going with Clemens.
Sept. 10, 1999 - The performance was so brilliant that by the time Pedro Martinez finished up with five straight strikeouts at Yankee Stadium, even the rival Yankees fans were applauding him.
The Boston righthander threw a one-hitter, striking out a career-high 17, in beating first-place New York, 3-1. It was the most strikeouts ever against the Yankees.
Martinez allowed two baserunners - Chuck Knoblauch, who was hit by a pitch leading off in the first inning, and Chili Davis, who homered in the second. He retired the final 22 batters, fanning 12 of the last 15.
"This is as good as it gets. I won't lie," said Martinez, who won his 21st game of the season with his second career one-hitter.
Mike Stanley's two-run homer in the sixth put Boston ahead 2-1, and Martinez took it from there. He threw 81 of his 121 pitches for strikes.
"I've been around the game 26 years," Red Sox pitching coach Joe Kerrigan said, "and I've never seen anything like it."
this is one game right?
thats not what I said at all.
Not against NY, who made a habit of running up his pitch count and then scuffling a run or two off him.
In September of that year, he was blanking the Yanks through 5, got his pitch count up into the 90s, he gave up back to back doubles.
He didn't come out for the 7th.