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MLB Milestone Watch: Strikeouts

Milestone Statistics
Pitching: Wins · Strikeouts · Innings Pitched · Saves · Games Started · Games Played · Batters Faced
Fielding: Errors Committed · Assists · Putouts
2,500 Strikeouts
CC Sabathia2,46238 to milestone
A.J. Burnett2,397103 to milestone
2,000 Strikeouts
Felix Hernandez1,98713 to milestone
Dan Haren1,90298 to milestone
Barry Zito1,883117 to milestone
1,500 Strikeouts
Clayton Kershaw1,48812 to milestone
Jon Lester1,48515 to milestone
Jered Weaver1,42080 to milestone
Max Scherzer1,360140 to milestone
Scott Kazmir1,355145 to milestone
1,000 Strikeouts
John Danks98119 to milestone
Justin Masterson97723 to milestone
Ian Kennedy97624 to milestone
Jeremy Guthrie97327 to milestone
Joe Nathan96733 to milestone
Edinson Volquez96238 to milestone
Jorge De La Rosa95842 to milestone
LaTroy Hawkins95644 to milestone
Gavin Floyd94852 to milestone
Madison Bumgarner92278 to milestone
Josh Johnson91585 to milestone
Joaquin Benoit90991 to milestone
Jason Hammel90298 to milestone
Kevin Correia892108 to milestone
Jose Contreras889111 to milestone
Chris Young877123 to milestone
Mat Latos876124 to milestone
Phil Hughes868132 to milestone
Jeff Francis862138 to milestone
Bud Norris851149 to milestone
Scott Baker839161 to milestone
MLB Career Leaders for Strikeouts
1Nolan Ryan*5,714 
2Randy Johnson*4,875 
3Roger Clemens4,672 
4Steve Carlton*4,136 
5Bert Blyleven*3,701 
6Tom Seaver*3,640 
7Don Sutton*3,574 
8Gaylord Perry*3,534 
9Walter Johnson*3,509 
10Greg Maddux*3,371 
11Phil Niekro*3,342 
12Fergie Jenkins*3,192 
13Pedro Martinez*3,154 
14Bob Gibson*3,117 
15Curt Schilling3,116 
16John Smoltz*3,084 
17Jim Bunning*2,855 
18Mickey Lolich2,832 
19Mike Mussina2,813 
20Cy Young*2,803 
21Frank Tanana2,773 
22David Cone2,668 
23Chuck Finley2,610 
24Tom Glavine*2,607 
25Warren Spahn*2,583 
26Bob Feller*2,581 
27Tim Keefe*2,564 
28Jerry Koosman2,556 
29Javier Vazquez2,536 
30Christy Mathewson*2,507 
31Don Drysdale*2,486 
32Jack Morris2,478 
33Mark Langston2,464 
34CC Sabathia2,462(needs 2 to move into 33rd place)
35Jim Kaat2,461 
36Sam McDowell2,453 
37Andy Pettitte2,448 
38Jamie Moyer2,441 
39Luis Tiant2,416 
40Dennis Eckersley*2,401 
41A.J. Burnett2,397(needs 4 to move into 40th place)
 Kevin Brown2,397 
43Sandy Koufax*2,396 
44Charlie Hough2,362 
45Robin Roberts*2,357 
46Early Wynn*2,334 
47Rube Waddell*2,316 
48Juan Marichal*2,303 
49Dwight Gooden2,293 
50Lefty Grove*2,266 
51Eddie Plank*2,246 
52Tommy John2,245 
53Jim Palmer*2,212 
54David Wells2,201 
55Pete Alexander*2,198 
56Vida Blue2,175 
57Camilo Pascual2,167 
58Tim Wakefield2,156 
59Dennis Martinez2,149 
60Bartolo Colon2,126(needs 23 to move into 59th place)
61Roy Halladay2,117 
62Kevin Millwood2,083 
63Bobo Newsom2,082 
64Ryan Dempster2,075 
65Fernando Valenzuela2,074 
66Dazzy Vance*2,045 
67Jake Peavy2,034(needs 11 to move into 66th place)
68Tim Hudson2,032(needs 2 to move into 67th place)
69Rick Reuschel2,015 
70Orel Hershiser2,014 
71Catfish Hunter*2,012 
72Andy Benes2,000 
73Billy Pierce1,999 
74Kevin Appier1,994 
75Johan Santana1,988 
76Felix Hernandez1,987(needs 1 to move into 75th place)
 Red Ruffing*1,987 
78John Clarkson*1,978 
79Livan Hernandez1,976 
80Al Leiter1,974 
81Bob Welch1,969 
82Kenny Rogers1,968 
83Whitey Ford*1,956 
84Bobby Witt1,955 
85Amos Rusie*1,950 
86Danny Darwin1,942 
87Tom Gordon1,928 
88Hideo Nomo1,918 
89Jerry Reuss1,907 
90Dan Haren1,902(needs 5 to move into 89th place)
91Josh Beckett1,901 
92Barry Zito1,883(needs 18 to move into 91st place)
93Kid Nichols*1,881 
94Roy Oswalt1,852 
95Mickey Welch*1,850 
96Frank Viola1,844 
97Justin Verlander1,830(needs 14 to move into 96th place)
 Old Hoss Radbourn*1,830 
99Cliff Lee1,824(needs 6 to move into 97th place)
100John Lackey1,808(needs 16 to move into 99th place)
101Pud Galvin*1,807 
102Tony Mullane1,803 
103Hal Newhouser*1,796 
104Mark Buehrle1,790(needs 6 to move into 103rd place)
105Randy Wolf1,786(needs 4 to move into 104th place)
106Ron Guidry1,778 
107John Burkett1,766 
108Aaron Harang1,761(needs 5 to move into 107th place)
109Rudy May1,760 
110Jason Schmidt1,758 
111Joe Niekro1,747 
112Cole Hamels1,745(needs 2 to move into 111th place)
113Sid Fernandez1,743 
114Dave Stewart1,741 
115Ed Walsh*1,736 
116Tom Candiotti1,735 
117Bob Friend1,734 
118Joe Coleman1,728 
 Milt Pappas1,728 
120Kevin Gross1,727 
121Floyd Bannister1,723 
122Derek Lowe1,722 
123Chan Ho Park1,715 
 Bret Saberhagen1,715 
125Zack Greinke1,714(needs 1 to move into 123rd place)
126Chief Bender*1,711 
127Larry Jackson1,709 
128Jim McCormick1,704 
129Bob Veale1,703 
130Red Ames1,702 
131Charlie Buffinton1,700 
132Curt Simmons1,697 
 Chris Carpenter1,697 
134Bruce Hurst1,689 
135Ted Lilly1,681 
136Rick Sutcliffe1,679 
137Carl Hubbell*1,677 
138Tommy Bridges1,674 
 James Shields1,674(needs 3 to move into 137th place)
140John Candelaria1,673 
141Dave Stieb1,669 
142Darryl Kile1,668 
143Gus Weyhing1,667 
 Mike Moore1,667 
145Pedro Astacio1,664 
 Tim Lincecum1,664(needs 3 to move into 143rd place)
147Vic Willis*1,651 
148Rick Wise1,647 
149Jeff Fassero1,643 
150Al Downing1,639 
151Carlos Zambrano1,637 
152Mike Cuellar1,632 
153Chris Short1,629 
154Andy Messersmith1,625 
155Steve Rogers1,621 
 Jack Powell1,621 
 Freddy Garcia1,621(needs 4 to move into 154th place)
158Ray Sadecki1,614 
159Claude Osteen1,612 
160Scott Sanderson1,611 
161Hoyt Wilhelm*1,610 
162Jose Rijo1,606 
163Jim Maloney1,605 
164Ken Holtzman1,601 
165Jose DeLeon1,594 
 Doug Drabek1,594 
167Rube Marquard*1,593 
168Steve Trachsel1,591 
169Ron Darling1,590 
170Woodie Fryman1,587 
 Todd Stottlemyre1,587 
172Kerry Wood1,582 
173Jim Perry1,576 
174Harvey Haddix1,575 
175Jim Whitney1,571 
176Jon Lieber1,553 
 Adonis Terry1,553 
178Bill Donovan1,552 
179Greg Swindell1,542 
180Jimmy Key1,538 
181Dean Chance1,534 
 Virgil Trucks1,534 
183Doyle Alexander1,528 
 Bobby Mathews1,528 
185Bronson Arroyo1,526(needs 2 to move into 183rd place)
186Kyle Lohse1,523(needs 3 to move into 185th place)
187Juan Pizarro1,522 
188Tim Belcher1,519 
189Jon Matlack1,516 
190Bill Singer1,515 
 Toad Ramsey1,515 
192Dave McNally1,512 
 Sonny Siebert1,512 
 Burleigh Grimes*1,512 
195Ervin Santana1,507(needs 5 to move into 192nd place)
 Paul Derringer1,507 
197Matt Cain1,506(needs 1 to move into 195th place)
198Rich Gossage*1,502 
199J.R. Richard1,493 
 Larry Dierker1,493 
201Mike Flanagan1,491 
 Burt Hooton1,491 
203Clayton Kershaw1,488(needs 3 to move into 201st place)
204Jon Lester1,485(needs 3 to move into 203rd place)
205George Mullin1,482 
 Kevin Tapani1,482 
207Ron Reed1,481 
208Woody Williams1,480 
209Mike Krukow1,478 
210Jim Lonborg1,475 
211Bob Knepper1,473 
212Red Faber*1,471 
213Mike Scott1,469 
214Lefty Gomez*1,468 
215Brad Radke1,467 
216Charlie Root1,459 
217Steve Renko1,455 
218Earl Wilson1,452 
219Mario Soto1,449 
220Johnny Podres1,435 
221Ramon Martinez1,427 
222Allie Reynolds1,423 
223Jim Clancy1,422 
224Jered Weaver1,420(needs 2 to move into 223rd place)
 Gary Peters1,420 
226Rick Rhoden1,419 
227Hippo Vaughn1,416 
228Denny Neagle1,415 
229Wilbur Wood1,411 
 Ray Culp1,411 
231Aaron Sele1,407 
232Mike Torrez1,404 
233Shane Reynolds1,403 
 Earl Moore1,403 
 Mike Morgan1,403 
236Dave Burba1,398 
237Jeff Suppan1,390 
238Mike Hampton1,387 
239Doc White1,384 
240Esteban Loaiza1,382 
241Brett Myers1,379 
242Gary Bell1,378 
243Sam Jones1,376 
244Mordecai Brown*1,375 
245Eddie Cicotte1,374 
246Mike Witt1,373 
247Joe Nuxhall1,372 
248Mark Gubicza1,371 
249Pete Harnisch1,368 
 Tom Hughes1,368