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Career Leaders & Records for Strikeouts per 9 IP

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+ - Indicates Hall of Famer. Bold indicates active player.

Statistic Description: 9 x SO / IP For recent years, leaders need 1 IP per team game played

Minimum of 1000 IP, 3000 PA, 500 games (fielding, 500 IP for Ps), 200 stolen base attempts (catchers) or 80 stolen base attempts (baserunners only since 1951) or 100 decisions for career and active leaderboards for rate statistics.

Note that seasons prior to 1876 are not included in single-season marks, but are included in career marks.