Monday, May 23, 2005
Welcome to the major leagues.
The California Angels' highly-touted rookie pitcher Ervin Santana made his major league debut this past week -- and while throwing his first 10 pitches the first four batters he faced hit for the cycle: single, double, triple, and home run.
The Elias Bureau [keeper of baseball statistics] says it will require exhaustive research to determine if any other pitcher ever gave up a cycle to the first four batters faced... [NY Daily News]Apparently setting an all-time record with his very first appearance!
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