A Starlin Is Born in Chicago: Cubs’ Castro Notches Home Run, Six RBI in Debut

May 8, 2010 by  

When the Chicago Cubs called up 20-year-old shortstop Starlin Castro from Double-A Tennessee early yesterday afternoon, many had their doubts as to whether or not the Cubs were making the right move.

It took about 45 minutes into his major league debut to erase any doubts that the Cubs made the right move.


In his first major league at-bat, Castro took a hanging curveball from Cincinnati Reds’ starter Homer Bailey and deposited it into the right field stands for his first major league hit and obviously his first major league home run.

However, Castro wasn’t done yet.

In his third at-bat of the game and with the bases loaded, Castro ripped a bases loaded clearing triple to center. All t...

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