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.
Through the 2008 season: Batter: Alfonso Soriano with 157 strikeouts in 2002. Pitcher: Ron Guidry with 248 strikeouts in 1978.
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.
Sammy Sosa with 174 in 1997.
Nolan Ryan holds the record for most career strikeouts with 5.714.
Alfonso Soriano holds the record for most strikeouts by a batter in a single postseason with 26 set in 2003.
Alfonso Soriano. Through the 2009 season, the most strikeouts by a Yankees batter in a season is 157 by Alfonso Soriano in 2002.