Can You Name the MLB Team From Its All-Time Strikeout Leader?

By: Becky
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Hey, strikeouts are usually a bad thing, right? Not if you're a pitcher. Can you identify each of these baseball teams from its arguably best pitcher?

Who has the most career strikeouts in Major League Baseball?

Yup, Nolan Ryan has the most career strikeouts in Major League Baseball. He tops the list with 5,714 strikeouts.

What lefty debuted with the Montreal Expos?

Randy Johnson debuted with the Montreal Expos. He can claim 4,875 strikeouts.

What former Yankee can claim 4,672 strikeouts?

Roger Clemens can claim 4,672 strikeouts. He began his career in 1984 with the Boston Red Sox.

How many strikeouts does Steve Carlton have?

Carlton can claim 4,136 career strikeouts. His nickname was "lefty."

What color commentator played for the Minnesota Twins?

Bert Blyleven played for the Minnesota Twins. He had 3,701 career strikeouts.

What pitcher was nicknamed The Franchise?

Tom Seaver was nicknamed The Franchise. He can claim 3,640 career strikeouts.

As of 2017, who is number seven on baseball's all-time strikeout list?

Don Sutton is number seven on baseball's all-time strikeout list. He racked up 3,574 strikeouts.

Who was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in each league?

Gaylord Perry was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in each league. He claimed 3,534 strikeouts.

What strikeout leader was nicknamed The Big Train?

Walter Johnson was nicknamed The Big Train. He claimed 3,509 strikeouts.

What strikout king was nicknamed The Professor?

Greg Maddux was nicknamed The Professor. He scored 3,371 career strikeouts.

Knucksie was the nickname of which strikeout leader?

Phil Niekro's nickname was Knucksie. He pitched 3,342 strikeouts.

Who was the first Canadian to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame?

Ferguson Jenkins was the first Canadian to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He boasts 3,192 strikeouts.

Which pitcher was an eight-time All Star?

Pedro Martinez was an eight-time All Star. He racked up an impressive 3,154 strikeouts.

Who played 17 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals?

Bob Gibson played 17 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals. He pitched 3,117 strikeouts.

Which pitcher led the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series in 1993?

Curt Schilling led the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series in 1993. His strikeout record was an impressive 3,116.

Marmaduke was the nickname of what pitcher?

John Smoltz's nickname was Marmaduke. His strikeout record totaled 3,084.

What pitcher turned politician was elected to the U.S. Senate?

Jim Bunning was elected to the U.S. Senate. Bunning racked up 2,855 strikeouts.

The Detroit Tigers played what pitcher for most of his career?

Mickey Lolich played for the Tigers for most of his career. His strikeout record totaled 2,832.

Moose was the nickname of what pitcher?

Mike Mussina's nickname was Moose. He struck out 2,813 batters in his career.

An award is named after which pitcher?

The Cy Young award was developed one year after this pitcher's death. He struck out 2,803 batters.

What southpaw pitched a 100-mph fastball?

Frank Tanana was said to have pitched a 100-mph fastball before an injury. He struck out 2,773 batters.

Who batted left and threw right?

David Cone batted left and threw right. His list of strikeouts includes 2,668 batters.

What pitcher is the Angels' all-time career leader in wins, innings pitched and games started?

Chuck Finley is the Angels' all-time career leader in wins, innings pitched and games started. He claims 2,610 strikeouts.

What pitcher was the MVP of the 1995 World Series?

Tom Glavine was the MVP of the 1995 World Series. He claims an impressive 2,607 strikeouts.

Which pitcher was the 1957 Cy Young Award winner?

Warren Spahn was the 1957 Cy Young Award winner. His strikeout record totals 2,583.

The Heater from Van Meter was what pitcher's nickname?

Bob Feller was nicknamed The Heater from Van Meter. He pitched 2,581 strikeouts.

Who began his career on August 6, 1880, with the Troy Trojans?

Tim Keefe began his career on August 6, 1880, with the Troy Trojans. He is credited with 2,564 strikeouts.

Which pitcher played for the Miracle Mets team that won the 1969 World Series?

Jerry Koosman played for the Miracle Mets team that won the 1969 World Series. Koosman pitched 2,556 strikeouts.

Which number 30 strikeout leader was born in was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico?

Javier Vázquez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is credited with 2,536 strikeouts.

Who pitched a no-hitter in a complete game shutout in 2001?

A.J. Burnett pitched a no-hitter in a complete game shutout in 2001. His strikeout count is 2,513.

The Gentleman's Hurler was the nickname of what MLB pitcher?

Christy Mathewson was nicknamed The Gentleman's Hurler. He struck out 2,507 batters.

Who played for the Dodgers from 1958 to 1969?

Don Drysdale played for the Dodgers most of his career. He struck out 2,486 batters.

Who was known for his forkball?

Jack Morris was known for his forkball. He struck out 2,478 players.

What seven-time Golden Glove award winner batted right and pitched left?

Mark Langston batted right and pitched left. He struck out 2,464 batters.

Kitty was the nickname for what MLB strikeout leader?

Jim Kaat was nicknamed Kitty. He struck out 2,461 batters in his career.

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