In Joe Sewell's worst season, he had only 12 K's.
Eric freaking Roberts
Through games played on September 12, the toughest player to strikeout in the National League is Yadier Molina of the Cardinals who has struckout 29 times in 441 at bats for an average of 1 strikeout per 15.2 at bats. The American League leader is Yuniesky Betancourt of the Mariners who has struckout 35 times in 502 at bats for an average of 1 strikeout per 14.3 at bats. It was actually Jeff Keppinger who only struckout 24 times in 459 at bats for a ratio of 19.125 at bats per K. Yadier Molina had 29 k's in 444 at bats for a ratio of 15.31 at bats per K.
Because 'K' is in Strikeout and strike. It makes sense.
In MLB, according to Rule 6.05(d) the batter is called out. The play is scored as a strikeout.
The Houston Astros on May 6, 1998. The Cubs won 2-0.
Who has the best ERA for a MLB season
3. Nolan Ryan's first game in MLB was September 11, 1966 against the Atlanta Braves. He pitched 2 innings and had 3 strikeouts. His first ever MLB strikeout was of Braves' pitcher Pat Jarvis.
In MLB, Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants led the National League in strikeouts with 265 and A.J. Burnett of the Toronto Blue Jays led the American League with 231.
There have been three pitchers to strikeout 20 batters in one game and one pitcher to strikeout 21 batters in a game. The three to strikeout 20 were Kerry Wood, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson. All three struckout all those batters in a nine inning game. The pitcher to strikeout 21 batters, Tom Cheney, needed 16 innings. Cheney's 21 strikeouts is the MLB record for strikeouts by a pitcher in a single game.
No. The most strikeouts in a nine inning game is 20 by Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, and Kerry Wood. That left 7 outs to be made by something other than a strikeout.