Stephen Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg


7/20/1988, San Diego, California

Birth Name

Stephen James Strasburg


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Made his major-league debut on June 8, 2010, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, striking out 14 batters in 7 innings. The Nationals won 5 to 3. He picked up the win in his debut, setting a new team strikeout record.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Stephen was the only collegiate freshman to make the Second-Team All Mountain West Conference during his time at San Diego State University.

    • Nearly the end of his freshman year in college, Stephen worked out harder than ever and lost 20 pounds before the end of that year's baseball season.

    • Despite offers from several schools, Stephen chose to attend San Diego State University. Both of his parents were SDSU alumni.

    • During his freshman year of college, a lazy Stephen Strasburg moved back from his dorm to his home and family. At one point, he considered dropping out of school and getting a job at Lowe's.

    • When he arrived to college out of shape, he was nicknamed "Slothburg".

    • Stephen first talked scouts out of checking him out. He wanted to lose weight before he was scouted by professional baseball teams.

    • Stephen set a school baseball record in ERA his senior year of high school.

    • Stephen had an issue with his appetite during high school as he weighed nearly 250 pounds.

    • Stephen could already throw a 90-miles-per-hour fastball by high school. He said his hardest challenge was learning to control it.

    • Stephen was a starter for his high school'svarsity baseball team starting with his sophomore year.

    • Stephen's favorite MLB player growing up was Tony Gwynn.

    • When he started practicing pitching, his grandmother served as his first catcher.

    • Stephen's father was a real estate developer, and his mom: adietitian.

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