Commentary

Cueto's debut ranks among best

Originally Published: April 8, 2008
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com
Wow.

That was our first reaction to 22-year-old rookie Johnny Cueto's debut last week, in which he pitched seven innings, struck out 10 batters and walked nobody, posting a game score of 81.

Yes, it was fantastic. Before we try to put Cueto's start into context, though, let's take a look back at some of the more famous debuts in major league history …

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