everybody talk about bonds and his asterix record but there is other that in my opininon should be asterix record like the one matsuzaka is about to set for a rookie in a redsox uniform. he enters todays game needing 4 strike outs to set the new strike out total record by a rookie with 156 Ks.
ken brett had 155 Ks in 1970 but he did it as a true rookie in my holy opinion a good player coming from the nipon league shouldn’t be considered a true rookie. he already had several great years out there. he comes here as a complete pitcher already has developed stamina control and a good repertoire. yes he is a major league baseball rookie from the stats point of view but it’s hard to take him as a real rookie.
that’s just my feeling on it though.