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Cueto Trivia

Does this mean anything? 

Using Baseball-Reference's Play Index, I determined that Johnny Cueto was the first pitcher in the history of baseball to debut with at ten or more strikeouts and no walks.

I stretched the search to see if anyone did it within their first five games.  Mixed bag - Kerry Wood's 20 K game and a bunch of 10 K/0 BB efforts:

  • Johnny Cueto (2008)
  • Kerry Wood (1998)
  • Andy Sonnanstine (2007 vs. Marlins; a lot of guys abused them for Ks last year)
  • Randy Wolf (1999)
  • Frank DiPino (1982) - had some good years but switched to the pen after his rookie season
  • Dennis Ribant (1964) - didn't amount to much

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