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Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg has all the talent and ability to be a dominating pitcher -- and now the rookie sensation has his own song.

The minimalistic, folk-styled "Phenom" affectionately describes Strasburg's meteoric rise to the majors at 21 years old, just one year after being drafted. Singer and guitarist Steve Wynn, who wrote "Phenom," said he wanted to write the song from the pitcher's imagined perspective, which would be "a little wary of all of the early praise, a little fearful that the glory and the magic could fade away at any time and merely wanting to keep his head down and begin a distinguished, long career."

"Phenom" is the fifth entry in The Baseball Project's season-long Broadside Ballads series of songs that the band is giving away for free on ESPN.com.

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from Broadside Ballads, released March 9, 2010

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