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Major League Baseball recognizes strikeout champions in the American League and National League each season.

American LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1901 # Flag of the United States Cy Young Boston Americans 158
1902 # Flag of the United States Rube Waddell Philadelphia Athletics 210
1903 # Flag of the United States Rube Waddell Philadelphia Athletics 302
1904 # Flag of the United States Rube Waddell Philadelphia Athletics 349
1905 # Flag of the United States Rube Waddell Philadelphia Athletics 287
1906 # Flag of the United States Rube Waddell Philadelphia Athletics 196
1907 # Flag of the United States Rube Waddell Philadelphia Athletics 232
1908 # Flag of the United States Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 269
1909 # Flag of the United States Frank Smith Chicago White Sox 177
1910 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 313
1911 # Flag of the United States Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 255
1912 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 303
1913 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 243
1914 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 225
1915 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 203
1916 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 228
1917 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 188
1918 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 162
1919 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 147
1920 # Flag of the United States Stan Coveleski Cleveland Indians 133
1921 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 143
1922 # Flag of the United States Urban Shocker St. Louis Browns 149
1923 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 130
1924 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 158
1925 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 116
1926 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 194
1927 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 174
1928 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 183
1929 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 170
1930 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 209
1931 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 175
1932 # Flag of the United States Red Ruffing New York Yankees 190
1933 # Flag of the United States Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 163
1934 # Flag of the United States Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 158
1935 # Flag of the United States Tommy Bridges Detroit Tigers 163
1936 # Flag of the United States Tommy Bridges Detroit Tigers 175
1937 # Flag of the United States Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 194
1938 # Flag of the United States Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 240
1939 # Flag of the United States Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 246
1940 # Flag of the United States Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 261
1941 # Flag of the United States Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 260
1942 # Flag of the United States Tex Hughson
# Flag of the United States Bobo Newsom
Boston Red Sox
Washington Senators
113
1943 # Flag of the United States Allie Reynolds Cleveland Indians 151
1944 # Flag of the United States Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 187
1945 # Flag of the United States Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 212
1946 # Flag of the United States Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 348
1947 # Flag of the United States Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 196
1948 # Flag of the United States Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 164
1949 # Flag of the United States Virgil Trucks Detroit Tigers 153
1950 # Flag of the United States Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 170
1951 # Flag of the United States Vic Raschi New York Yankees 164
1952 # Flag of the United States Allie Reynolds New York Yankees 160
1953 # Flag of the United States Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox 186
1954 # Flag of the United States Bob Turley Baltimore Orioles 185
1955 # Flag of the United States Herb Score Cleveland Indians 245
1956 # Flag of the United States Herb Score Cleveland Indians 263
1957 # Flag of the United States Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 184
1958 # Flag of the United States Early Wynn Chicago White Sox 179
1959 # Flag of the United States Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers 201
1960 # Flag of the United States Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers 201
1961 # Flag of Cuba Camilo Pascual Minnesota Twins 221
1962 # Flag of Cuba Camilo Pascual Minnesota Twins 206
1963 # Flag of Cuba Camilo Pascual Minnesota Twins 202
1964 # Flag of the United States Al Downing New York Yankees 217
1965 # Flag of the United States Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians 325
1966 # Flag of the United States Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians 225
1967 # Flag of the United States Jim Lonborg Boston Red Sox 246
1968 # Flag of the United States Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians 283
1969 # Flag of the United States Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians 279
1970 # Flag of the United States Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians 304
1971 # Flag of the United States Mickey Lolich Detroit Tigers 308
1972 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan California Angels 329
1973 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan California Angels 383
1974 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan California Angels 367
1975 # Flag of the United States Frank Tanana California Angels 269
1976 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan California Angels 327
1977 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan California Angels 341
1978 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan California Angels 260
1979 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan California Angels 222
1980 # Flag of the United States Len Barker Cleveland Indians 187
1981 # Flag of the United States Len Barker Cleveland Indians 127
1982 # Flag of the United States Floyd Bannister Seattle Mariners 209
1983 # Flag of the United States Jack Morris Detroit Tigers 232
1984 # Flag of the United States Mark Langston Seattle Mariners 204
1985 # Flag of the Netherlands Bert Blyleven Cleveland Indians
Minnesota Twins
206
1986 # Flag of the United States Mark Langston Seattle Mariners 245
1987 # Flag of the United States Mark Langston Seattle Mariners 262
1988 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 291
1989 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers 301
1990 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers 232
1991 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 241
1992 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 241
1993 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 308
1994 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 204
1995 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 298
1996 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 257
1997 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays 292
1998 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays 271
1999 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Pedro Martínez Boston Red Sox 313
2000 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Pedro Martínez Boston Red Sox 284
2001 # Flag of Japan Hideo Nomo Boston Red Sox 220
2002 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Pedro Martínez Boston Red Sox 239
2003 # Flag of Mexico Esteban Loaiza Chicago White Sox 207
2004 # Flag of Venezuela Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 265
2005 # Flag of Venezuela Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 238
2006 # Flag of Venezuela Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 245
2007 # Flag of the United States Scott Kazmir Tampa Bay Rays 239
2008 # Flag of the United States A. J. Burnett Toronto Blue Jays 231

National LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1876 # Flag of the United States Jim Devlin Louisville Grays 122
1877 # [[Image:Template:Country flag alias IRL|22x20px]] Tommy Bond Boston Red Caps 170
1878 # [[Image:Template:Country flag alias IRL|22x20px]] Tommy Bond Boston Red Caps 182
1879 # Flag of the United States John Montgomery Ward Providence Grays 239
1880 # Flag of the United States Larry Corcoran Chicago White Stockings 268
1881 # Flag of the United States George Derby Detroit Wolverines 212
1882 # Flag of the United States Charley Radbourn Providence Grays 201
1883 # Flag of the United States Jim Whitney Boston Beaneaters 345
1884 # Flag of the United States Charley Radbourn Providence Grays 441
1885 # Flag of the United States John Clarkson Chicago White Stockings 308
1886 # Flag of the United States Lady Baldwin Detroit Wolverines 323
1887 # Flag of the United States John Clarkson Chicago White Stockings 237
1888 # Flag of the United States Tim Keefe New York Giants 335
1889 # Flag of the United States John Clarkson Boston Beaneaters 284
1890 # Flag of the United States Amos Rusie New York Giants 341
1891 # Flag of the United States Amos Rusie New York Giants 337
1892 # Flag of the United States Bill Hutchison Chicago Colts 314
1893 # Flag of the United States Amos Rusie New York Giants 208
1894 # Flag of the United States Amos Rusie New York Giants 195
1895 # Flag of the United States Amos Rusie New York Giants 201
1896 # Flag of the United States Cy Young Cleveland Spiders 140
1897 # Flag of the United States Doc McJames Washington Senators 156
1898 # Flag of the United States Cy Seymour New York Giants 239
1899 # Flag of the United States Noodles Hahn Cincinnati Reds 145
1900 # Flag of the United States Noodles Hahn Cincinnati Reds 132
1901 # Flag of the United States Noodles Hahn Cincinnati Reds 239
1902 # Flag of the United States Vic Willis Boston Beaneaters 225
1903 # Flag of the United States Christy Mathewson New York Giants 267
1904 # Flag of the United States Christy Mathewson New York Giants 212
1905 # Flag of the United States Christy Mathewson New York Giants 206
1906 # Flag of the United States Fred Beebe Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals
171
1907 # Flag of the United States Christy Mathewson New York Giants 178
1908 # Flag of the United States Christy Mathewson New York Giants 259
1909 # Flag of the United States Orval Overall Chicago Cubs 205
1910 # Flag of the United States Earl Moore Philadelphia Phillies 185
1911 # Flag of the United States Rube Marquard New York Giants 237
1912 # Flag of the United States Grover Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 195
1913 # Flag of the United States Tom Seaton Philadelphia Phillies 168
1914 # Flag of the United States Grover Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 214
1915 # Flag of the United States Grover Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 241
1916 # Flag of the United States Grover Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 167
1917 # Flag of the United States Grover Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 200
1918 # Flag of the United States Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs 148
1919 # Flag of the United States Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs 141
1920 # Flag of the United States Grover Alexander Chicago Cubs 176
1921 # Flag of the United States Burleigh Grimes Brooklyn Robins 136
1922 # Flag of the United States Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 134
1923 # Flag of the United States Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 197
1924 # Flag of the United States Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 262
1925 # Flag of the United States Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 221
1926 # Flag of the United States Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 140
1927 # Flag of the United States Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 184
1928 # Flag of the United States Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 200
1929 # Flag of the United States Pat Malone Chicago Cubs 166
1930 # Flag of the United States Bill Hallahan St. Louis Cardinals 177
1931 # Flag of the United States Bill Hallahan St. Louis Cardinals 159
1932 # Flag of the United States Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals 191
1933 # Flag of the United States Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals 199
1934 # Flag of the United States Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals 195
1935 # Flag of the United States Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals 190
1936 # Flag of the United States Van Mungo Brooklyn Dodgers 238
1937 # Flag of the United States Carl Hubbell New York Giants 159
1938 # Flag of the United States Clay Bryant Chicago Cubs 135
1939 # Flag of the United States Claude Passeau
# Flag of the United States Bucky Walters
Philadelphia/Chicago
Cincinnati Reds
137
1940 # Flag of the United States Kirby Higbe Philadelphia Phillies 137
1941 # Flag of the United States Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds 202
1942 # Flag of the United States Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds 186
1943 # Flag of the United States Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds 174
1944 # Flag of the United States Bill Voiselle New York Giants 161
1945 # Flag of the United States Preacher Roe Pittsburgh Pirates 148
1946 # Flag of the United States Johnny Schmitz Chicago Cubs 135
1947 # Flag of the United States Ewell Blackwell Cincinnati Reds 193
1948 # Flag of the United States Harry Brecheen St. Louis Cardinals 149
1949 # Flag of the United States Warren Spahn Boston Braves 151
1950 # Flag of the United States Warren Spahn Boston Braves 191
1951 # Flag of the United States Don Newcombe
# Flag of the United States Warren Spahn
Brooklyn Dodgers
Boston Braves
164
1952 # Flag of the United States Warren Spahn Boston Braves 183
1953 # Flag of the United States Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 198
1954 # Flag of the United States Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 185
1955 # Flag of the United States Sam Jones Chicago Cubs 198
1956 # Flag of the United States Sam Jones Chicago Cubs 176
1957 # Flag of the United States Jack Sanford Philadelphia Phillies 188
1958 # Flag of the United States Sam Jones St. Louis Cardinals 225
1959 # Flag of the United States Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 242
1960 # Flag of the United States Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 246
1961 # Flag of the United States Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 269
1962 # Flag of the United States Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 232
1963 # Flag of the United States Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 306
1964 # Flag of the United States Bob Veale Pittsburgh Pirates 250
1965 # Flag of the United States Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 382
1966 # Flag of the United States Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 317
1967 # Flag of the United States Jim Bunning Philadelphia Phillies 253
1968 # Flag of the United States Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals 268
1969 # Flag of Canada Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 273
1970 # Flag of the United States Tom Seaver New York Mets 283
1971 # Flag of the United States Tom Seaver New York Mets 289
1972 # Flag of the United States Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 310
1973 # Flag of the United States Tom Seaver New York Mets 251
1974 # Flag of the United States Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 240
1975 # Flag of the United States Tom Seaver New York Mets 243
1976 # Flag of the United States Tom Seaver New York Mets 235
1977 # Flag of the United States Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 262
1978 # Flag of the United States J. R. Richard Houston Astros 303
1979 # Flag of the United States J. R. Richard Houston Astros 313
1980 # Flag of the United States Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 286
1981 # Flag of Mexico Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers 180
1982 # Flag of the United States Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 286
1983 # Flag of the United States Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 275
1984 # Flag of the United States Dwight Gooden New York Mets 276
1985 # Flag of the United States Dwight Gooden New York Mets 268
1986 # Flag of the United States Mike Scott Houston Astros 306
1987 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan Houston Astros 270
1988 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan Houston Astros 228
1989 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Jose DeLeon St. Louis Cardinals 201
1990 # Flag of the United States David Cone New York Mets 233
1991 # Flag of the United States David Cone New York Mets 241
1992 # Flag of the United States John Smoltz Atlanta Braves 215
1993 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Jose Rijo Cincinnati Reds 227
1994 # Flag of the United States Andy Benes San Diego Padres 189
1995 # Flag of Japan Hideo Nomo Los Angeles Dodgers 236
1996 # Flag of the United States John Smoltz Atlanta Braves 276
1997 # Flag of the United States Curt Schilling Philadelphia Phillies 319
1998 # Flag of the United States Curt Schilling Philadelphia Phillies 300
1999 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 364
2000 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 347
2001 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 372
2002 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 334
2003 # Flag of the United States Kerry Wood Chicago Cubs 266
2004 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 290
2005 # Flag of the United States Jake Peavy San Diego Padres 216
2006 # Flag of the United States Aaron Harang Cincinnati Reds 216
2007 # Flag of the United States Jake Peavy San Diego Padres 240
2008 # Flag of the United States Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants 265

American AssociationEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1882 # [[Image:Template:Country flag alias IRL|22x20px]] Tony Mullane Louisville Eclipse 170
1883 # Flag of the United States Tim Keefe New York Metropolitans 361
1884 # Flag of the United States Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 385
1885 # Flag of the United States Ed Morris Pittsburgh Alleghenys 298
1886 # Flag of the United States Matt Kilroy Baltimore Orioles 513
1887 # Flag of the United States Toad Ramsey Louisville Colonels 355
1888 # Flag of the United States Ed Seward Philadelphia Athletics 272
1889 # Flag of the United States Mark Baldwin Columbus Solons 368
1890 # Flag of the United States Sadie McMahon Philadelphia Athletics
Baltimore Orioles
291
1891 # Flag of the United States Jack Stivetts St. Louis Browns 259

Federal LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1914 # Flag of the United States Cy Falkenberg Indianapolis Hoosiers 236
1915 # Flag of the United States Dave Davenport St. Louis Terriers 229

Player's LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1890 # Flag of the United States Mark Baldwin Chicago Pirates 211

Union AssociationEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1884 # Flag of the United States Hugh Daily Chicago Browns/Pittsburgh Stogies
Washington Nationals
483

National AssociationEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1871 # Flag of the United States Al Pratt Cleveland Forest Citys 34
1872 # Flag of the United States Bobby Mathews Baltimore Canaries 55
1873 # Flag of the United States Bobby Mathews New York Mutuals 75
1874 # Flag of the United States Dan Collins Chicago White Stockings 18
1875 # Flag of the United States Frank Fleet St. Louis Brown Stockings
Brooklyn Atlantics
26

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