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Bauer’s debut not the only anticipated Valley beginning

The Arizona Diamondbacks added to their stable of talented,
young pitching arms in June of 2011 when they selected
Trevor Bauer, the Golden Spikes Award winner from UCLA, with
the third overall pick of the First Year Player Draft.

Since signing with Arizona, Bauer has dominated at three
levels of the minor leagues, going 12-3 with a 3.03 ERA in
23 starts over the last two seasons.

Bauer makes his long-awaited MLB debut Thursday night when
he faces the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

His debut is the latest in a long line of anticipated
appearances in Valley sports history.

We’ve put together a slideshow of some of the other
anticipated debuts in Phoenix sports history — whether they
worked out well or not.