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The Strikeout King

It started with Pat Jarvis on Sept 11, 1966. It ended with Greg Myers on Sept 17, 1993. All in all, Nolan is responsible for 5,714 strikeouts - more than any other player in the history of the game.

Here are some of Nolan's more interesting strikeout statistics...

Milestone Strikeouts

  • #1 Pat Jarvis (September 11, 1966 vs. Atlanta Braves)
  • #100 Denny LeMaster (June 18, 1968 vs. Houston Astros)
  • #500 Charlie Manuel (April 18, 1972 vs. Minnesota Twins)
  • #1000 Sal Bando (July 3, 1973 vs. Oakland A's)
  • #1500 Sandy Alomar (August 25, 1974 vs. New York Yankees)
  • #2000 Ron LeFlore (August 31, 1976 vs. Detroit Tigers)
  • #2500 Buddy Bell (May 12, 1978 vs. Cleveland Indians)
  • #3000 Cesar Geronimo (July 4, 1980 vs. Cincinnati Reds)
  • #3500 Andre Dawson (April 17, 1983 vs. Montreal Expos)
  • #3509* Brad Mills (April 27, 1983 vs. Montreal Expos)
  • #4000 Danny Heep (July 11, 1985 vs. New York Mets)
  • #4500 Mike Aldrete (September 9, 1987 vs. San Francisco Giants)
  • #5000 Ricky Henderson (August 22, 1989 vs. Oakland A's)
  • #5500 Tino Martinez (September 30, 1991 vs. Seattle Mariners)
  • #5714** Greg Myers (September 17, 1993 vs. California Angels)
* breaks Walter Johnson's all time mark
** final strikeout

Fifteen or more strikeouts (as of 1993)

39 Claudell Washington
31 Fred Patek
30 Jorge Orta
29 Larry Hisle
29 Rod Carew
27 Amos Otis
26 Chili Davis
26 Andre Dawson
24 Al Bumbry
24 Carlton Fisk
23 Dale Murphy
23 Darrell Porter
23 Dave Parker
23 Juan Samuel
22 Reggie Jackson
22 Graig Nettles

22 Ron LeFlore
22 Bill North
21 John Briggs
21 Rico Petrocelli
21 Jeffery Leonard
20 Cecil Cooper
20 Roy Smalley
20 Terry Kennedy
20 Ron Oester
20 Frank White
19 Glenn Hubbard
19 Jim Rice
19 John Mayberry
18 George Brett
18 Tim Raines
18 Chet Lemon

18 Ben Oglivie
18 Dave Duncan
18 Ken Henderson
17 Hal McRae
17 Pat Kelly
17 Rick Miller
17 Steve Braun
17 Chris Chambliss
17 Ruppert Jones
17 Dwight Evans
16 Robin Yount
16 Nick Esasky
16 Pedro Guerrero
16 Aurelio Rodriguez
16 Dave Collins

16 Bert Campaneris
16 George Scott
16 Gene Tenace
16 Carlos May
16 Lance Parrish
16 Ken Singleton
16 Alex Johnson
16 Mookie Wilson
15 Mike Schmidt
15 Bill Stein
15 Darryl Strawberry
15 Willie Horton
15 Eric Davis
15 Mark Belanger
15 Hubie Brooks
15 Willie Wilson

Father & Son Strikeout Victims

  • Sandy Sr & Roberto/Sandy Jr Alomar
  • Bobby & Barry Bonds
  • Tito & Terry Francona
  • Ken Sr & Ken Jr Griffey
  • Hal & Brian McRae
  • Dick Sr & Dick Jr Schofield
  • Maury & Bump Wills

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