On June 8 2010 — Pitcher Stephen Strasburg makes the most eagerly anticipated debut in decades before a sell-out crowd in Washington, DC. The recipient of the largest signing bonus in history lives up to his advance billing, striking out 14 while walking none in seven innings; the only batter to reach him is Delwyn Young, who connects for a two-run homer. The Nationals defeat Pittsburgh, 4 – 2, for Strasburg’s first major league win.

 


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Baseball Reference June 7

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National Pastime June 8

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