Stephen Strasburg

STEPHEN STRASBURG SIGNS SEVEN YEAR, $1.75M EXTENSION WITH NATS

 

By Liz Alper

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May 9, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) - On Monday, San Diego State graduate and starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg signed a seven year, $175 million extension with the Washington Nationals, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.  The deal includes an opt-out option after the third or fourth year, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.  Bonuses are also included for hitting 180 innings pitched each season.

LOCAL ATHLETES SPEAK OUT ON DANGERS OF CHEWING TOBACCO IN WAKE OF TONY GWYNN'S DEATH

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 24, 2014 (San Diego)--The death of baseball giant Tony Gwynn at only 54 years of age has drawn national attention to the dangers of chewing tobacco.  Gwynn had suffered through surgeries and paralysis of part of his face following cancer linked to his habit of chewing tobacco – a custom shared by many baseball players as well as 9% of all high school students nationwide.

WEST HILLS ALUM STEPHEN STRASBURG SHINES IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DEBUT

By Christopher Mohr

 

June 10 (Santee) - Tuesday evening (June 8) was the night that many baseball fans eagerly waited for: the Major League debut of Washington Nationals' pitching ace Stephen Strasburg, an alum of West Hills High School and San Diego State University. 

 
 
Fans got what they hoped for and more as Strasburg's performance lived up to the hype that preceded it. Nationals Ballpark in Washington D.C. was sold out with 40,315 in attendance to see the Nationals play the Pittsburgh Pirates and witness what may prove to be one of the team's historic moments. 
 
 
A look at Strasburg's statistics shows a game of dominance and efficiency. Over seven complete innings, he struck out 14 batters, gave up no walks and threw only 94 pitches, 65 of them for strikes. His velocity reached 100 MPH, but a healthy dose of off-speed pitches kept Pirates hitters off balance for much of the game.