For a single season, that is Ron Guidry with 248 in 1978. For a career, that is Whitey Ford with 1,956.
Nolan Ryan holds the record for most career strikeouts with 5.714.
Through the 2008 season: Batter: Alfonso Soriano with 157 strikeouts in 2002. Pitcher: Ron Guidry with 248 strikeouts in 1978.
Derek Jeter holds the all-time record for most strikeouts by a Yankees player.
Ryan Howard holds the record for most strikeouts for a batter in a World Series with 13 in 2009. Bob Gibson holds the record for most strikeouts for a pitcher with 35 in 1968.
Nolan Ryan with 5,714 career strikeouts.
Nolan Ryan holds the career record with 5,714 strikeouts.
Matt Kilroy holds the record for most strikeouts by a pitcher in a single season with 513 in 1886. Nolan Ryan holds the modern day record with 383 in 1973.
Nolan Ryan holds the record with 2,795 career walks allowed (he also holds the record for career strikeouts).
Mickey Mantle, who played Outfield for the Yankees from 1951-1968, holds the Yankee franchise record for most strikeouts by a batter as a Yankee, with a total of 1710 strikeouts in 8102 at-bats in 2401 games.
Bob Gibson with 17 in 1968
Randy Johnson has the most strikeouts by a left handed pitcher. He also has the second most strikeouts all-time and over 300 wins.
Pitcher Whitey Ford has the most career strikeouts in the World Series with 94.
Steve Carlton with 19 strikeouts on September 15, 1969 against the NY Nets.
Mickey Lolich with 308 in 1971.
In 1984, Dwight Gooden set the record (which he still holds) for strikeouts by a rookie pitcher, with 276 K's.
The Twins record for strikeouts in a game is 15 and held jointly by Camilo Pascual, Joe Decker, Jerry Koosman, and Bert Blyleven.
For the 2007 season, Jake Peavy of the San Diego Padres led all MLB pitchers in strikeouts with 240.
Pitching great Tom Seaver holds the record for the most consecutive strikeouts in Major League Baseball history. In 1970 he struck out 10 straight batters in a game his Mets played against the Padres.
The Tigers team record for most strikeouts in a game by a pitcher is 16 by Mickey Lolich. He struckout 16 California Angels on May 23, 1969 and 16 Seattle Pilots on June 9, 1969.
Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators holds the MLB record for most strikeouts in a single game when he struckout 21 Baltimore Orioles batters in a 16 inning game in 1962. Kerry Wood, Randy Johnson, and Roger Clemens (twice) hold the MLB record for most strikeouts in a 9 inning game with 20. == ==