On June 8, 2010 — The much anticipated major league debut of Stephen Strasburg lives up to its hype when the 21 year-old whiffs 14 batters in seven innings in the Nationals’ 5-2 victory over the Pirates. Baffling Pittsburgh with a mix of 100-mph fastballs and devastating curves, the right-handed rookie’s strikeout total is second only to Houston’s J.R. Richard, who fanned 15 Giants in his 1971 debut.

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