Career Leaders

    Strikeouts Thrown

PlayerStrikeouts
Nolan Ryan5,714
Randy Johnson4,875
Roger Clemens4,672
Steve Carlton4,136
Bert Blyleven3,701
Tom Seaver3,640
Don Sutton3,574
Gaylord Perry3,534
Walter Johnson3,508
Greg Maddux3,371
Phil Niekro3,342
Fergie Jenkins3,192
Pedro Martinez3,154
Bob Gibson3,117
Curt Schilling3,116
John Smoltz3,084

CC Sabathia*

2,923
Jim Bunning2,855
Mickey Lolich2,832
Mike Mussina2,813
Cy Young2,803
Frank Tanana2,773
David Cone2,668
Chuck Finley2,610
Tom Glavine2,607

Justin Verlander*

2,599
Warren Spahn2,583
Bob Feller2,581
Jerry Koosman2,556
Tim Keefe2,555
Javier Vazquez2,536

Bartolo Colon*

2,518
A.J. Burnett2,513
Christy Mathewson2,502
Don Drysdale2,486
Jack Morris2,478
Mark Langston2,464
Jim Kaat2,461
Sam McDowell2,453
Andy Pettitte2,448
Jamie Moyer2,441

Félix Hernández*

2,436
Luis Tiant2,416
Dennis Eckersley2,401
Kevin Brown2,397
Sandy Koufax2,396
Charlie Hough2,362

Zack Greinke*

2,360
Robin Roberts2,357

Cole Hamels*

2,336
Early Wynn2,334

Max Scherzer*

2,331
Rube Waddell2,316
Juan Marichal2,303
John Lackey2,294
Dwight Gooden2,293
Lefty Grove2,266
Eddie Plank2,246
Tommy John2,245
Jim Palmer2,212
Jake Peavy2,207

Clayton Kershaw*

2,203
David Wells2,201
Pete Alexander2,198

James Shields*

2,177
Vida Blue2,175
Camilo Pascual2,167
Tim Wakefield2,156
Dennis Martinez2,149

Jon Lester*

2,130
Roy Halladay2,117
Kevin Millwood2,083
Bobo Newsom2,082
Tim Hudson2,080
Ryan Dempster2,075
Fernando Valenzuela2,074
Dazzy Vance2,045
Rick Reuschel2,015
Orel Hershiser2,014
Dan Haren2,013
Catfish Hunter2,012
Andy Benes2,000
Billy Pierce1,999
Kevin Appier1,994
Johan Santana1,988
Red Ruffing1,987
John Clarkson1,978
Livan Hernandez1,976
Al Leiter1,974
Bob Welch1,969
Kenny Rogers1,968
Whitey Ford1,956
Bobby Witt1,955
Amos Rusie1,950
Danny Darwin1,942
Tom Gordon1,928
Hideo Nomo1,918
Jerry Reuss1,907
Ervin Santana1,905
Josh Beckett1,901