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The rest of the Stephen Strasburg story

It starts with his fastball, but the rest of his game is what will set him apart in the bigs

Originally Published: June 8, 2010
By Johnette Howard | Special to ESPN.com

Put aside the radar gun readings for a moment, difficult as that may be. It's easy to get preoccupied with the 102 mph fastball that Stephen Strasburg throws, and forget everything else the rookie right-hander will bring to the mound for the Washington Nationals in what's being hyped as the most celebrated major league pitching debut ever.

But try paying attention to the way Strasburg nicks the corners and locates his pitches in impossible-to-hit spots. Watch how he almost cruelly changes ...

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