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Daniel Norris smiles after striking out David Ortiz

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Hard to believe that this photo was taken just over a month ago.
Hard to believe that this photo was taken just over a month ago.
Minor Leaguer

Daniel Norris with a 100-watt smile in the dugout after getting David Ortiz to strike out looking in a one-run Blue Jays-Red Sox game in Fenway Park. Norris featured an absolutely sick curve for strikes one and three that just hooked into the strike zone.

Norris started the season in A-advanced Dunedin and made it all the way up to the major leagues, and now he has a career strike out rate of 100%. He joins John Cerutti and Jesse Carlson as the only Blue Jays pitchers to strike out the only batter they faced in their major league debut--Carlson struck out Daric Barton and the late Cerutti struck out Harold Baines. Actually, he joins a pretty exclusive club of 45 pitchers who have pulled off the same feat in their debuts, a club that includes Trevor Hoffman... and Blue Jays batting coach Kevin Seitzer!

It just gets easier after this, right?