June 8th 2010 was the night that hype became hyperbole for the Washington Nationals' golden child, right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg. The 21-year-old was remarkable for seven innings, racking up 14 strikeouts while walking none. Strasburg mixed a triple-digit fastball with an untouchable curveball, featured a change-up that was clocked at 91 MPH and threw all of them for strikes. It was the most strikeouts without a walk in a MLB debut.
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