Roger Clemens returning to mound this summer for NBC World Series

It's not quite announcing his return to the Yankees from George Steinbrenner's luxury suite, but former pitcher Roger Clemens is returning to the mound this summer.The 53-year-old Clemens is headlining a roster made up almost entirely of former major league players that will partake in the National Baseball Congress World Series set to begin in August. The team also features Rick Ankiel, Dan Uggla and the recently retired Adam LaRoche. Joining Clemens on the mound will former major league pitchers Josh Beckett, Brad Penny and Roy Oswalt, among others. Clemens is one of four pitchers on the team with 20-win seasons in the big leagues.MORE: Memorable moments at Fenway Park The team, nicknamed the Kansas Stars, will be participating in the 84th annual NBC World Series, a tournament that has been held annually since 1934. The NBC is made up of 15 amateur and semi-pro baseball leagues around the country, and composed primarily of amateur ballplayers. In addition to the former major league All-Stars

adorning the team, Clemens' son Koby also has secured a roster spot on the Stars. Despite never actually playing in the majors, the younger Clemens has 11 years of minor league experience.Since his retirement from the majors, Clemens has been embroiled in PED controversy, eventually culminating in an appearance before a congressional committee in 2008. He pitched as recently as 2012 with the Sugar Land Skeeters, a team in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.The Stars' first game in the tournament will be Aug. 6 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kan.