As of the 2010 season, the Yankees team record for strikeouts by a pitcher in a season is 248 by Ron Guidry in 1978.
Through the 2008 season: Batter: Alfonso Soriano with 157 strikeouts in 2002. Pitcher: Ron Guidry with 248 strikeouts in 1978.
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.
As of the 2008 season, that is Ferguson Jenkins who struck out 274 batters in 1970.
Pedro Martinez. Martinez holds the Red Sox single season strikeout record with 313 in 1999.
As of the end of the 2007 season, Nolan Ryan holds the MLB single season and career strikeout records. In 1974, he struckout 383 batters and, for his career, he struckout 5,714 batters.
For a single season, that is Ron Guidry with 248 in 1978. For a career, that is Whitey Ford with 1,956.
The most strikeouts by a single pitcher in a single MLB game is 21 by Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators in a game against the Baltimore Orioles in 1962. The game lasted 16 innings and Cheney pitched all 16. The most strikeouts by a single pitcher in a 9 inning game is 20 and is held jointly by Kerry Wood, Randy Johnson, and Roger Clemens.
Nolan Ryan set the single season MLB record for strikeouts in 1973 with 383.
Matt Kilroy of the Baltimore Orioles had 513 strikeouts in 1886. Nolan Ryan who had 383 strikeouts in 1973 for the California Angels holds the modern day record. The record for most strikeouts in a single game is 20, shared by Kerry Wood and Roger Clemens, who did it twice. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Not really germaine to the question but the record for most strikeouts in a game is 21 held by Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators who did the deed in 1962 against the Baltimore Orioles in a 16 inning game. Wood, Clemens, and Randy Johnson hold the record for strikeouts in a 9 inning game with 20.
Alfonso Soriano. Through the 2009 season, the most strikeouts by a Yankees batter in a season is 157 by Alfonso Soriano in 2002.
Ron Guidry had 248 strikeouts in the 1978 season. This broke the single season record set by New York Yankee Jack Chesbro who had 439 in 1906.
For the Los Angeles Angels single game records, the pitcher with the most strikeouts in one game of nine innings is Nolan Ryan with 19. The pitcher with the most strikeouts in a game with extra innings is also Nolan Ryan with 19. The pitcher with the most strikeouts in one inning is Chuck Finley with 4. The record for most strikeouts in a game by the team is 18. The player with the most strikeouts in one game while batting is Dallas McPherson with 4. The most strikeouts by a batter in a game with extra innings is Billy Cowan with 6.
Cat Hosfield, a high school All American and 2008 Softball National Player of the Year who is now playing at Tennessee. This All SEC team player fanned 659 batters in a single season during her junior campaign at Riverdale High School .
The record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game by a minor league pitcher was set by Ron Necciai, who struck out 27 batters in a Class-D game between the Appalachian League Bristol Twins and the Welsh Miners (May 13, 1952).
Kerry wood and Roger Clemens both struck out 20 in a single game which is currently the record
Sandy Koufax' highest strikeout total for a single season was 382, in 1965.
In MLB, through the 2008 season: Pitcher: Nolan Ryan of the California Angels struckout 383 batters in 1973. Batter: Mark Reynolds of the Arizona Diamondbacks holds the MLB record for striking out in a season with 204 strikeouts in 2008.
Bob Gibson holds the World Series record for most strikeouts by a pitcher in a World Series (35 in 1968) and most strikeouts by a pitcher in a single game (17 in Game 1 of the 1968 WS). He is tied for most games won by a pitcher in a World Series (3 in 1967).
No. Through MLB games played on June 17, 2008 Babe Ruth is 87th on the MLB career strikeout list with 1,330. On the all time single season list, Babe Ruth is not in the MLB top 500. The most strikeouts he had in a season was 93 in 1923. He did lead the American League in strikeouts in 5 seasons (1918, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1928).
Johnny Mize of the New York Giants had 51 home runs and 42 strikeouts in the 1947 season.