Single Season Leaders for Strikeouts

Single season strikeout kings are the theme on this page and a tale once told by an umpire had Walter Johnson pitching with two strikes on a young batter who turned and walked towards the dugout. The umpire reminded the player that he had a strike left to which the player replied, "You can call it, I didn't see the first two."

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the top one-hundred (100) pitchers who have thrown more strikes during a single season of play than any other pitchers in Major League history. Note: A bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"Every hitter likes fastballs just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don't like it when someone's stuffing it into you by the gallon. That's how you feel when Ryan's throwing balls by you." - Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson

Strikeouts
Single Season Leaders

'Top 500'

Matt Kilroy 513 1886 Baltimore Orioles AA 1
Toad Ramsey 499 1886 Louisville Colonels AA 2
Hugh Daily 483 1884 Chicago/Pittsburgh Browns/Stogies UA 3
Washington Nationals UA
Dupee Shaw 451 1884 Boston Unions UA 4
Detroit Wolverines NL
Old Hoss Radbourn 441 1884 Providence Grays NL 5
Charlie Buffinton 417 1884 Boston Beaneaters NL 6
Guy Hecker 385 1884 Louisville Colonels AA 7
Nolan Ryan 383 1973 California Angels AL 8
Sandy Koufax 382 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 9
Bill Sweeney 374 1884 Baltimore Monumentals UA 10
Randy Johnson 372 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks NL 11
Pud Galvin 369 1884 Buffalo Bisons NL 12
Mark Baldwin 368 1889 Columbus Colts AA 13
Nolan Ryan 367 1974 California Angels AL 14
Randy Johnson 364 1999 Arizona Diamondbacks NL 15
Tim Keefe 359 1883 New York Metropolitans AA 16
Toad Ramsey 355 1887 Louisville Colonels AA 17
Rube Waddell 349 1904 Philadelphia Athletics AL 18
Bob Feller 348 1946 Cleveland Indians AL 19
Randy Johnson 347 2000 Arizona Diamondbacks NL 20
Hardie Henderson 346 1884 Baltimore Orioles AA 21
Mickey Welch 345 1884 New York Gothams NL 22
Jim Whitney 345 1883 Boston Beaneaters NL
Jim McCormick 343 1884 Cleveland Blues NL 24
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds UA
Amos Rusie 341 1890 New York Giants NL 25
Nolan Ryan 341 1977 California Angels AL
Amos Rusie 337 1891 New York Giants NL 27
Charlie Sweeney 337 1884 Providence Grays NL
St. Louis Maroons UA
Tim Keefe 335 1888 New York Giants NL 29
Randy Johnson 334 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks NL 30
Tim Keefe 334 1884 New York Metropolitans AA
Randy Johnson 329 1998 Houston Astros NL 32
Seattle Mariners AL
Nolan Ryan 329 1972 California Angels AL
Nolan Ryan 327 1976 California Angels AL 34
Gerrit Cole 326 2019 Houston Astros AL 35
Ed Morris 326 1886 Pittsburgh Alleghenys AA
Sam McDowell 325 1965 Cleveland Indians AL 37
Tony Mullane 325 1884 Toledo Blue Stockings AA
Lady Baldwin 323 1886 Detroit Wolverines NL 39
Curt Schilling 319 1997 Philadelphia Phillies NL 40
Sandy Koufax 317 1966 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 41
Curt Schilling 316 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks NL 42
Old Hoss Radbourn 315 1883 Providence Grays NL 43
Bill Hutchison 314 1892 Chicago Colts NL 44
John Clarkson 313 1886 Chicago White Stockings NL 45
Walter Johnson 313 1910 Washington Senators AL
Pedro Martinez 313 1999 Boston Red Sox AL
J.R. Richard 313 1979 Houston Astros NL
Steve Carlton 310 1972 Philadelphia Phillies NL 49
John Clarkson 308 1885 Chicago White Stockings NL 50
Randy Johnson 308 1993 Seattle Mariners AL
Mickey Lolich 308 1971 Detroit Tigers AL
Larry McKeon 308 1884 Indianapolis Blues AA
Chris Sale 308 2017 Boston Red Sox AL
Sandy Koufax 306 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 55
Mike Scott 306 1986 Houston Astros NL
Pedro Martinez 305 1997 Montreal Expos NL 57
Sam McDowell 304 1970 Cleveland Indians AL 58
Walter Johnson 303 1912 Washington Senators AL 59
J.R. Richard 303 1978 Houston Astros NL
Ed Morris 302 1884 Columbus Colts AA 61
Rube Waddell 302 1903 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Vida Blue 301 1971 Oakland Athletics AL 63
Clayton Kershaw 301 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Nolan Ryan 301 1989 Texas Rangers AL
Max Scherzer 300 2018 Washington Nationals NL 66
Curt Schilling 300 1998 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Justin Verlander 300 2019 Houston Astros AL
Ed Morris 298 1885 Pittsburgh Alleghenys AA 69
Tim Keefe 297 1886 New York Giants NL 70
Randy Johnson 294 1995 Seattle Mariners AL 71
Curt Schilling 293 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks NL 72
Roger Clemens 292 1997 Toronto Blue Jays AL 73
Jack Lynch 292 1884 New York Metropolitans AA
Roger Clemens 291 1988 Boston Red Sox AL 75
Randy Johnson 291 1997 Seattle Mariners AL
Sadie McMahon 291 1890 Baltimore Orioles AA
Philadelphia Athletics AA
Randy Johnson 290 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks NL 78
Justin Verlander 290 2018 Houston Astros AL
Bill Hutchison 289 1890 Chicago Colts NL 80
Tom Seaver 289 1971 New York Mets NL
Jack Stivetts 289 1890 St. Louis Browns AA
Amos Rusie 288 1892 New York Giants NL 83
Rube Waddell 287 1905 Philadelphia Athletics AL 84
Steve Carlton 286 1982 Philadelphia Phillies NL 85
Steve Carlton 286 1980 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Bobby Mathews 286 1884 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Bobby Mathews 286 1885 Philadelphia Athletics AA
John Clarkson 284 1889 Boston Beaneaters NL 89
Pedro Martinez 284 2000 Boston Red Sox AL
Max Scherzer 284 2016 Washington Nationals NL
Billy Taylor 284 1884 Philadelphia Athletics AA
St. Louis Maroons UA
Dave Foutz 283 1886 St. Louis Browns AA 93
Sam McDowell 283 1968 Cleveland Indians AL
Tom Seaver 283 1970 New York Mets NL
Denny McLain 280 1968 Detroit Tigers AL 96
Pud Galvin 279 1883 Buffalo Bisons NL 97
Sam McDowell 279 1969 Cleveland Indians AL
Yu Darvish 277 2013 Texas Rangers AL 99
Gerrit Cole 276 2018 Houston Astros AL 100
Dwight Gooden 276 1984 New York Mets NL
Max Scherzer 276 2015 Washington Nationals NL
John Smoltz 276 1996 Atlanta Braves NL
Bob Veale 276 1965 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Steve Carlton 275 1983 Philadelphia Phillies NL 105
Hal Newhouser 275 1946 Detroit Tigers AL
Bob Gibson 274 1970 St. Louis Cardinals NL 107
Fergie Jenkins 274 1970 Chicago Cubs NL
Chris Sale 274 2015 Chicago White Sox AL
Mario Soto 274 1982 Cincinnati Reds NL
Fergie Jenkins 273 1969 Chicago Cubs NL 111
Larry Corcoran 272 1884 Chicago White Stockings NL 112
Ed Seward 272 1888 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Mickey Welch 272 1886 New York Giants NL
Roger Clemens 271 1998 Toronto Blue Jays AL 115
Mickey Lolich 271 1969 Detroit Tigers AL
David Price 271 2014 Detroit Tigers AL
Tampa Bay Rays AL
Bob Gibson 270 1965 St. Louis Cardinals NL 118
Nolan Ryan 270 1987 Houston Astros NL
Jim Whitney 270 1884 Boston Beaneaters NL
Jacob deGrom 269 2018 New York Mets NL 121
Bob Gibson 269 1969 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Corey Kluber 269 2014 Cleveland Indians AL
Sandy Koufax 269 1961 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Frank Tanana 269 1975 California Angels AL
Justin Verlander 269 2009 Detroit Tigers AL
Ed Walsh 269 1908 Chicago White Sox AL
Jim Bunning 268 1965 Philadelphia Phillies NL 128
Larry Corcoran 268 1880 Chicago White Stockings NL
Bob Gibson 268 1968 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Dwight Gooden 268 1985 New York Mets NL
Max Scherzer 268 2017 Washington Nationals NL
Bill Wise 268 1884 Washington Nationals UA
Christy Mathewson 267 1903 New York Giants NL 134
Kerry Wood 266 2003 Chicago Cubs NL 135
Corey Kluber 265 2017 Cleveland Indians AL 136
Tim Lincecum 265 2008 San Francisco Giants NL
Jim Maloney 265 1963 Cincinnati Reds NL
Johan Santana 265 2004 Minnesota Twins AL
Bob Emslie 264 1884 Baltimore Orioles AA 140
Ben Sheets 264 2004 Milwaukee Brewers NL
Luis Tiant 264 1968 Cleveland Indians AL
Hardie Henderson 263 1885 Baltimore Orioles AA 143
Fergie Jenkins 263 1971 Chicago Cubs NL
Herb Score 263 1956 Cleveland Indians AL
Mark Langston 262 1987 Seattle Mariners AL 146
Phil Niekro 262 1977 Atlanta Braves NL
Dazzy Vance 262 1924 Brooklyn Robins NL
David Cone 261 1992 New York Mets NL 149
Toronto Blue Jays AL
Bob Feller 261 1940 Cleveland Indians AL
Bill Hutchison 261 1891 Chicago Colts NL
Tim Lincecum 261 2009 San Francisco Giants NL
Frank Tanana 261 1976 California Angels AL
Bob Feller 260 1941 Cleveland Indians AL 154
Fergie Jenkins 260 1968 Chicago Cubs NL
Jim McCormick 260 1880 Cleveland Blues NL
Nolan Ryan 260 1978 California Angels AL
Shane Bieber 259 2019 Cleveland Indians AL 158
Christy Mathewson 259 1908 New York Giants NL
Jack Stivetts 259 1891 St. Louis Browns AA
Bert Blyleven 258 1973 Minnesota Twins AL 161
Silver King 258 1888 St. Louis Browns AA
Ed Walsh 258 1910 Chicago White Sox AL
Mickey Welch 258 1885 New York Giants NL
Joe Wood 258 1912 Boston Red Sox AL
Kevin Brown 257 1998 San Diego Padres NL 166
Roger Clemens 257 1996 Boston Red Sox AL
Toad Ramsey 257 1890 St. Louis Browns AA
Roger Clemens 256 1987 Boston Red Sox AL 169
James Burke 255 1884 Boston Unions UA 170
Jacob deGrom 255 2019 New York Mets NL
Ed Walsh 255 1911 Chicago White Sox AL
Justin Verlander 254 2016 Detroit Tigers AL 173
Ed Walsh 254 1912 Chicago White Sox AL
Trevor Bauer 253 2019 Cleveland Indians AL 175
Cincinnati Reds NL
Jim Bunning 253 1967 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Jose Fernandez 253 2016 Miami Marlins NL
Chris Archer 252 2015 Tampa Bay Rays AL 178
Jim Bunning 252 1966 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Max Scherzer 252 2014 Detroit Tigers AL
Madison Bumgarner 251 2016 San Francisco Giants NL 181
Don Drysdale 251 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Pedro Martinez 251 1998 Boston Red Sox AL
CC Sabathia 251 2008 Cleveland Indians AL
Milwaukee Brewers NL
Jason Schmidt 251 2004 San Francisco Giants NL
Tom Seaver 251 1973 New York Mets NL
Bill Stoneman 251 1971 Montreal Expos NL
Stephen Strasburg 251 2019 Washington Nationals NL
Mickey Lolich 250 1972 Detroit Tigers AL 189
Tony Mullane 250 1886 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Bob Veale 250 1964 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Justin Verlander 250 2011 Detroit Tigers AL
Chris Archer 249 2017 Tampa Bay Rays AL 193
Bert Blyleven 249 1974 Minnesota Twins AL
Tom Seaver 249 1972 New York Mets NL
Ron Guidry 248 1978 New York Yankees AL 196
Felix Hernandez 248 2014 Seattle Mariners AL
Clayton Kershaw 248 2011 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Juan Marichal 248 1963 San Francisco Giants NL
Phil Niekro 248 1978 Atlanta Braves NL
Al Atkinson 247 1884 Baltimore Monumentals UA 201
Chicago/Pittsburgh Browns/Stogies UA
Philadelphia Athletics AA
Bill Singer 247 1969 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Patrick Corbin 246 2018 Arizona Diamondbacks NL 203
Don Drysdale 246 1960 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Bob Feller 246 1939 Cleveland Indians AL
Jim Lonborg 246 1967 Boston Red Sox AL
Lance Lynn 246 2019 Texas Rangers AL
Bob Gibson 245 1964 St. Louis Cardinals NL 208
Corey Kluber 245 2015 Cleveland Indians AL
Mark Langston 245 1986 Seattle Mariners AL
Mark Prior 245 2003 Chicago Cubs NL
Nolan Ryan 245 1982 Houston Astros NL
Johan Santana 245 2006 Minnesota Twins AL
Herb Score 245 1955 Cleveland Indians AL
Dennis Leonard 244 1977 Kansas City Royals AL 215
Jim Maloney 244 1965 Cincinnati Reds NL
Walter Johnson 243 1913 Washington Senators AL 217
Lee Richmond 243 1880 Worcester Ruby Legs NL
Max Scherzer 243 2019 Washington Nationals NL
Tom Seaver 243 1975 New York Mets NL
Charlie Buffinton 242 1885 Boston Beaneaters NL 221
Johnny Cueto 242 2014 Cincinnati Reds NL
Don Drysdale 242 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Zack Greinke 242 2009 Kansas City Royals AL
Mario Soto 242 1983 Cincinnati Reds NL
Stephen Strasburg 242 2014 Washington Nationals NL
Fernando Valenzuela 242 1986 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Grover Alexander 241 1915 Philadelphia Phillies NL 228
Roger Clemens 241 1991 Boston Red Sox AL
David Cone 241 1991 New York Mets NL
Randy Johnson 241 1992 Seattle Mariners AL
Bill Singer 241 1973 California Angels AL
John Smoltz 241 1997 Atlanta Braves NL
Javier Vazquez 241 2003 Montreal Expos NL
Steve Carlton 240 1974 Philadelphia Phillies NL 235
Bob Feller 240 1938 Cleveland Indians AL
Teddy Higuera 240 1987 Milwaukee Brewers AL
Juan Marichal 240 1965 San Francisco Giants NL
Charlie Morton 240 2019 Tampa Bay Rays AL
Kid Nichols 240 1891 Boston Beaneaters NL
Jake Peavy 240 2007 San Diego Padres NL
Max Scherzer 240 2013 Detroit Tigers AL
Fernando Valenzuela 240 1984 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Jack Chesbro 239 1904 New York Highlanders AL 244
Jacob deGrom 239 2017 New York Mets NL
Noodles Hahn 239 1901 Cincinnati Reds NL
Scott Kazmir 239 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays AL
Clayton Kershaw 239 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Pedro Martinez 239 2002 Boston Red Sox AL
Oliver Perez 239 2004 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Cy Seymour 239 1898 New York Giants NL
Bill Stemmyer 239 1886 Boston Beaneaters NL
Justin Verlander 239 2012 Detroit Tigers AL
John Ward 239 1879 Providence Grays NL
Matthew Boyd 238 2019 Detroit Tigers AL 255
Roger Clemens 238 1986 Boston Red Sox AL
Patrick Corbin 238 2019 Washington Nationals NL
Cliff Lee 238 2011 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Van Mungo 238 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers NL
Gaylord Perry 238 1973 Cleveland Indians AL
Johan Santana 238 2005 Minnesota Twins AL
Javier Vazquez 238 2009 Atlanta Braves NL
John Clarkson 237 1887 Chicago White Stockings NL 263
Don Drysdale 237 1964 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Rube Marquard 237 1911 New York Giants NL
Chris Sale 237 2018 Boston Red Sox AL
Chris Short 237 1965 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Jake Arrieta 236 2015 Chicago Cubs NL 268
Joe Coleman 236 1971 Detroit Tigers AL
Cy Falkenberg 236 1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers FL
Fergie Jenkins 236 1967 Chicago Cubs NL
Sam McDowell 236 1967 Cleveland Indians AL
Hideo Nomo 236 1995 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Mark Langston 235 1988 Seattle Mariners AL 274
Mark Langston 235 1989 Montreal Expos NL
Seattle Mariners AL
Robbie Ray 235 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
Johan Santana 235 2007 Minnesota Twins AL
Tom Seaver 235 1976 New York Mets NL
Don Wilson 235 1969 Houston Astros NL
Madison Bumgarner 234 2015 San Francisco Giants NL 280
Dean Chance 234 1968 Minnesota Twins AL
Hideo Nomo 234 1996 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Gaylord Perry 234 1972 Cleveland Indians AL
Chris Archer 233 2016 Tampa Bay Rays AL 284
Bert Blyleven 233 1975 Minnesota Twins AL
David Cone 233 1990 New York Mets NL
Hideo Nomo 233 1997 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Gaylord Perry 233 1969 San Francisco Giants NL
Gaylord Perry 233 1975 Cleveland Indians AL
Texas Rangers AL
Chris Sale 233 2016 Chicago White Sox AL
Mike Scott 233 1987 Houston Astros NL
Jered Weaver 233 2010 Los Angeles Angels AL
Kerry Wood 233 1998 Chicago Cubs NL
Larry Dierker 232 1969 Houston Astros NL 294
Don Drysdale 232 1962 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Felix Hernandez 232 2010 Seattle Mariners AL
Clayton Kershaw 232 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Jack Morris 232 1983 Detroit Tigers AL
Nolan Ryan 232 1990 Texas Rangers AL
Rube Waddell 232 1907 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Rube Waddell 232 1908 St. Louis Browns AL
Will White 232 1879 Cincinnati Reds NL
A.J. Burnett 231 2008 Toronto Blue Jays AL 303
Carlos Carrasco 231 2018 Cleveland Indians AL
Jack Flaherty 231 2019 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Clay Kirby 231 1971 San Diego Padres NL
Tim Lincecum 231 2010 San Francisco Giants NL
Max Scherzer 231 2012 Detroit Tigers AL
Joe Wood 231 1911 Boston Red Sox AL
Roger Clemens 230 1989 Boston Red Sox AL 310
R.A. Dickey 230 2012 New York Mets NL
Mickey Lolich 230 1970 Detroit Tigers AL
German Marquez 230 2018 Colorado Rockies NL
Gaylord Perry 230 1967 San Francisco Giants NL
CC Sabathia 230 2011 New York Yankees AL
Luis Severino 230 2017 New York Yankees AL
Adonis Terry 230 1884 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers AA
John Ward 230 1880 Providence Grays NL
Yu Darvish 229 2019 Chicago Cubs NL 319
Dave Davenport 229 1915 St. Louis Terriers FL
Clayton Kershaw 229 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Aaron Nola 229 2019 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Bob Veale 229 1966 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Bert Blyleven 228 1972 Minnesota Twins AL 324
Lucas Giolito 228 2019 Chicago White Sox AL
Randy Johnson 228 1991 Seattle Mariners AL
Walter Johnson 228 1916 Washington Senators AL
Phil Knell 228 1891 Columbus Colts AA
David Price 228 2016 Boston Red Sox AL
Toad Ramsey 228 1888 Louisville Colonels AA
Nolan Ryan 228 1988 Houston Astros NL
Grover Alexander 227 1911 Philadelphia Phillies NL 332
Tim Keefe 227 1885 New York Giants NL
Corey Kluber 227 2016 Cleveland Indians AL
Pedro Martinez 227 2004 Boston Red Sox AL
Jose Rijo 227 1993 Cincinnati Reds NL
Bill Singer 227 1968 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Jersey Bakley 226 1884 Kansas City Unions UA 338
Philadelphia Keystones UA
Wilmington Quicksteps UA
Carlos Carrasco 226 2017 Cleveland Indians AL
Luis Castillo 226 2019 Cincinnati Reds NL
Bill Donovan 226 1901 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Mickey Lolich 226 1965 Detroit Tigers AL
Bobo Newsom 226 1938 St. Louis Browns AL
Chris Sale 226 2013 Chicago White Sox AL
Tom Seaver 226 1978 Cincinnati Reds NL
Bob Gibson 225 1966 St. Louis Cardinals NL 346
John Healy 225 1890 Toledo Maumees AA
Tom Hughes 225 1901 Chicago Orphans NL
Fergie Jenkins 225 1974 Texas Rangers AL
Walter Johnson 225 1914 Washington Senators AL
Sam Jones 225 1958 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Tim Keefe 225 1889 New York Giants NL
Jon Lester 225 2009 Boston Red Sox AL
Jon Lester 225 2010 Boston Red Sox AL
Sam McDowell 225 1966 Cleveland Indians AL
David Price 225 2015 Detroit Tigers AL
Toronto Blue Jays AL
James Shields 225 2011 Tampa Bay Rays AL
Vic Willis 225 1902 Boston Beaneaters NL
Bert Blyleven 224 1971 Minnesota Twins AL 359
Jack Coombs 224 1910 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Aaron Nola 224 2018 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Steve Carlton 223 1973 Philadelphia Phillies NL 362
John Clarkson 223 1888 Boston Beaneaters NL
Dwight Gooden 223 1990 New York Mets NL
Dan Haren 223 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
Felix Hernandez 223 2012 Seattle Mariners AL
Charlie Hough 223 1987 Texas Rangers AL
Sandy Koufax 223 1964 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Ramon Martinez 223 1990 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Jack Morris 223 1986 Detroit Tigers AL
Nolan Ryan 223 1979 California Angels AL
James Shields 223 2012 Tampa Bay Rays AL
Joe Coleman 222 1972 Detroit Tigers AL 373
David Cone 222 1997 New York Yankees AL
Jeff Fassero 222 1996 Montreal Expos NL
Kid Gleason 222 1890 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Felix Hernandez 222 2011 Seattle Mariners AL
Corey Kluber 222 2018 Cleveland Indians AL
Cliff Lee 222 2013 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Juan Marichal 222 1966 San Francisco Giants NL
Pedro Martinez 222 1996 Montreal Expos NL
Kid Nichols 222 1890 Boston Beaneaters NL
Trevor Bauer 221 2018 Cleveland Indians AL 383
Erik Bedard 221 2007 Baltimore Orioles AL
Kevin Brown 221 1999 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Yu Darvish 221 2012 Texas Rangers AL
Christy Mathewson 221 1901 New York Giants NL
Andy Messersmith 221 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Camilo Pascual 221 1961 Minnesota Twins AL
Blake Snell 221 2018 Tampa Bay Rays AL
Dazzy Vance 221 1925 Brooklyn Robins NL
Bobby Witt 221 1990 Texas Rangers AL
Dean Chance 220 1967 Minnesota Twins AL 393
Roy Halladay 220 2011 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Jon Lester 220 2014 Boston Red Sox AL
Oakland Athletics AL
Tim Lincecum 220 2011 San Francisco Giants NL
Hideo Nomo 220 2001 Boston Red Sox AL
Luis Severino 220 2018 New York Yankees AL
Bert Blyleven 219 1976 Minnesota Twins AL 399
Texas Rangers AL
Madison Bumgarner 219 2014 San Francisco Giants NL
Jim Bunning 219 1964 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Roy Halladay 219 2010 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Darryl Kile 219 1996 Houston Astros NL
Sadie McMahon 219 1891 Baltimore Orioles AA
Luis Tiant 219 1967 Cleveland Indians AL
Justin Verlander 219 2010 Detroit Tigers AL
Justin Verlander 219 2017 Detroit Tigers AL
Houston Astros AL
Adam Wainwright 219 2013 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Gus Weyhing 219 1891 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Roger Clemens 218 2004 Houston Astros NL 410
Aaron Harang 218 2007 Cincinnati Reds NL
Juan Marichal 218 1968 San Francisco Giants NL
Mike Mussina 218 1997 Baltimore Orioles AL
Chan Ho Park 218 2001 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Melido Perez 218 1992 New York Yankees AL
David Price 218 2011 Tampa Bay Rays AL
Old Hoss Radbourn 218 1886 Boston Beaneaters NL
Robbie Ray 218 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
Robbie Ray 218 2016 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
Chris Sale 218 2019 Boston Red Sox AL
Noah Syndergaard 218 2016 New York Mets NL
Al Downing 217 1964 New York Yankees AL 422
Felix Hernandez 217 2009 Seattle Mariners AL
Matt Kilroy 217 1887 Baltimore Orioles AA
Matt Kilroy 217 1889 Baltimore Orioles AA
Carlos Martinez 217 2017 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Chan Ho Park 217 2000 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Don Sutton 217 1969 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Justin Verlander 217 2013 Detroit Tigers AL
Kerry Wood 217 2002 Chicago Cubs NL
Kerry Wood 217 2001 Chicago Cubs NL
Kevin Brown 216 2000 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 432
Carlos Carrasco 216 2015 Cleveland Indians AL
Larry Corcoran 216 1883 Chicago White Stockings NL
Cole Hamels 216 2012 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Aaron Harang 216 2006 Cincinnati Reds NL
Dan Haren 216 2010 Los Angeles Angels AL
Arizona Diamondbacks NL
Felix Hernandez 216 2013 Seattle Mariners AL
Dallas Keuchel 216 2015 Houston Astros AL
Sandy Koufax 216 1962 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Jim Maloney 216 1966 Cincinnati Reds NL
Jake Peavy 216 2005 San Diego Padres NL
Gaylord Perry 216 1974 Cleveland Indians AL
James Shields 216 2015 San Diego Padres NL
Bert Blyleven 215 1986 Minnesota Twins AL 445
Walker Buehler 215 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Matt Clement 215 2002 Chicago Cubs NL
Chuck Finley 215 1996 California Angels AL
Zack Greinke 215 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
Cole Hamels 215 2015 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Texas Rangers AL
John Montefusco 215 1975 San Francisco Giants NL
Jake Peavy 215 2006 San Diego Padres NL
Gary Peters 215 1967 Chicago White Sox AL
John Smoltz 215 1992 Atlanta Braves NL
Grover Alexander 214 1914 Philadelphia Phillies NL 455
Ubaldo Jimenez 214 2010 Colorado Rockies NL
Mickey Lolich 214 1973 Detroit Tigers AL
Jim Maloney 214 1964 Cincinnati Reds NL
Mike Mussina 214 2001 New York Yankees AL
Gaylord Perry 214 1970 San Francisco Giants NL
J.R. Richard 214 1977 Houston Astros NL
J.R. Richard 214 1976 Houston Astros NL
Jeff Samardzija 214 2013 Chicago Cubs NL
Ervin Santana 214 2008 Los Angeles Angels AL
Mario Soto 214 1985 Cincinnati Reds NL
Steve Carlton 213 1979 Philadelphia Phillies NL 466
Chris Carpenter 213 2005 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Roger Clemens 213 2001 New York Yankees AL
David Cone 213 1988 New York Mets NL
John Healy 213 1886 St. Louis Maroons NL
Andy Messersmith 213 1975 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Camilo Pascual 213 1964 Minnesota Twins AL
Eduardo Rodriguez 213 2019 Boston Red Sox AL
Rick Sutcliffe 213 1984 Chicago Cubs NL
Cleveland Indians AL
Javier Vazquez 213 2007 Chicago White Sox AL
Bob Veale 213 1969 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Adam Wainwright 213 2010 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Gus Weyhing 213 1889 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Jersey Bakley 212 1888 Cleveland Blues AA 479
Bartolo Colon 212 2000 Cleveland Indians AL
George Derby 212 1881 Detroit Wolverines NL
Charlie Ferguson 212 1886 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Chuck Finley 212 1998 Anaheim Angels AL
Clayton Kershaw 212 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Christy Mathewson 212 1904 New York Giants NL
Hal Newhouser 212 1945 Detroit Tigers AL
Tyson Ross 212 2015 San Diego Padres NL
Adam Wainwright 212 2009 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Mark Baldwin 211 1890 Chicago Pirates PL 489
Tony Cloninger 211 1965 Milwaukee Braves NL
Cole Hamels 211 2010 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Erik Hanson 211 1990 Seattle Mariners AL
Randy Johnson 211 2005 New York Yankees AL
Jim Kaat 211 1967 Minnesota Twins AL
Andy Messersmith 211 1969 California Angels AL
John Smoltz 211 2006 Atlanta Braves NL
Frank Viola 211 1989 Minnesota Twins AL
New York Mets NL
Pedro Astacio 210 1999 Colorado Rockies NL 498
Steve Carlton 210 1969 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Don Drysdale 210 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 500
Mike Mussina 210 2000 Baltimore Orioles AL
Eddie Plank 210 1905 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Bob Turley 210 1955 New York Yankees AL
Rube Waddell 210 1902 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Wilbur Wood 210 1971 Chicago White Sox AL
Cy Young 210 1905 Boston Americans AL
Carlos Zambrano 210 2006 Chicago Cubs NL
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baseball almanac fast facts

Nolan Ryan , who is the all time strikeout king with five-thousand seven-hundred fourteen (5,714) whiffs, appears first at number seven (7) then continues to appear throughout the top one-hundred five (5) additional times.

It is hard to believe, but did you know that Nolan Ryan , who pitched seven (7) Major League no-hitters, led the league in strikeouts several times, and dominated the mound like few have ever seen, never once won a Cy Young Award ?

The first 3,000 Strikeouts Club memorabilia show was conducted in 1998 at Atlantic City in New Jersey. Do you know by memory which of these single season leaders for strikeouts are members (click the link to see the entire club)?

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