MILWAUKEE -- In sports, everyone loves to recognize the first time something happens.
Brewers rookie right-hander Hiram Burgos made his Major League debut Saturday night at Miller Park, so his fellow starting pitchers decided to have a little fun with his "firsts" after the game.
Placed on Burgos' chair was "the first towel sat on," while baseballs signed by the other starters were inscribed with things such as "first ball warmed up with," "first comebacker," "first changeup that bounced" and "first strikeout hitting against the Cubs" sat in his locker.
There was even a ball marking the second foul ball hit against him. Why the second? Because it was noted the fan who caught the first wouldn't give the ball back.
But the "first" that mattered the most was his first victory. Tossing five innings and allowing just one run in Milwaukee's 5-1 victory over the Cubs, Burgos became the Brewers' first starting pitcher to win their big league debut since Yovani Gallardo in 2007.