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In baseball, a strikeout occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. Strikeouts are associated with dominance on the part of the pitcher and failure on the part of the batter.

The pitcher with the most career strikeouts in Major League Baseball, and the only pitcher to strike out over 5,000 batters, is Nolan Ryan with 5,714 career strikeouts.


The ListEdit

All statistics are current as of July 20, 2009.
bold-faced pitchers are still active.

Rank Player (2009 Strikeouts) K
1 Nolan Ryan 5,714
2 Randy Johnson (80) 4,869
3 Roger Clemens 4,672
4 Steve Carlton 4,136
5 Bert Blyleven 3,701
6 Tom Seaver 3,640
7 Don Sutton 3,574
8 Gaylord Perry 3,534
9 Walter Johnson 3,509
10 Greg Maddux 3,371
11 Phil Niekro 3,342
12 Fergie Jenkins 3,192
13 Bob Gibson 3,117
Pedro Martínez 3,117
15 Curt Schilling 3,116
16 John Smoltz (22) 3,033
17 Jim Bunning 2,855
18 Mickey Lolich 2,832
19 Mike Mussina 2,813
20 Cy Young 2,803
21 Frank Tanana 2,773
22 David Cone 2,668
23 Chuck Finley 2,610
24 Tom Glavine 2,607
25 Warren Spahn 2,583
26 Bob Feller 2,581
27 Tim Keefe 2,584
28 Jerry Koosman 2,556
29 Christy Mathewson 2,502
30 Don Drysdale 2,486
31 Jack Morris 2,478
32 Mark Langston 2,464
33 Jim Kaat 2,461
Rank Player (2009 Strikeouts) K
34 Sam McDowell 2,453
35 Luis Tiant 2,416
36 Dennis Eckersley 2,401
37 Kevin Brown 2,397
38 Sandy Koufax 2,396
39 Charlie Hough 2,362
40 Robin Roberts 2,357
41 Early Wynn 2,334
42 Rube Waddell 2,316
43 Jamie Moyer (57) 2,305
44 Juan Marichal 2,303
45 Dwight Gooden 2,293
46 Lefty Grove 2,266
47 Eddie Plank 2,246
48 Tommy John 2,245
49 Jim Palmer 2,212
50 David Wells 2,201
51 Pete Alexander 2,198
52 Vida Blue 2,175
53 Camilo Pascual 2,167
54 Javier Vazquez (138) 2,151
55 Dennis Martinez 2,149
56 Bobo Newsom 2,082
57 Andy Pettitte (77) 2,079
58 Fernando Valenzuela 2,074
59 Dazzy Vance 2,045
60 Rick Reuschel 2,015
61 Orel Hershiser 2,014
62 Catfish Hunter 2,012
63 Andy Benes 2,000
64 Billy Pierce 1,999
65 Kevin Appier 1,994
66 Red Ruffing 1,987
Rank Player (2009 Strikeouts) K
67 John Clarkson 1,978
68 Al Leiter 1,974
69 Bob Welch 1,969
70 Kenny Rogers 1,968
Tim Wakefield (61) 1,968
72 Whitey Ford 1,956
73 Bobby Witt 1,955
74 Amos Rusie 1,950
75 Danny Darwin 1,942
76 Tom Gordon 1,928
77 Hideo Nomo 1,918
78 Jerry Reuss 1,907
79 Kid Nichols 1,873
80 Mickey Welch 1,850
81 Frank Viola 1,844
82 Charley Radbourn 1,830
83 Pud Galvin 1,807
84 Tony Mullane 1,803
85 Hal Newhouser 1,796
86 Ron Guidry 1,778
87 Kevin Millwood (82) 1,767
88 John Burkett 1,766
89 Rudy May 1,760
89 Jason Schmidt (2) 1,752
91 Joe Niekro 1,747
92 Sid Fernandez 1,743
93 Dave Stewart 1,741
94 Ed Walsh 1,736
95 Tom Candiotti 1,735
96 Bob Friend 1,734
97 Joe Coleman 1,728
Milt Pappas 1,728
99 Kevin Gross 1,727
100 Floyd Bannister 1,723


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All statistics are current as of July 20, 2009.


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