His team has to record 27 outs while he was the pitcher of record.
For a nine inning perfect game the pitcher would record 27 outs (3 outs in each of the 9 innings).
Nolan Ryan holds that record with 5714
Mark Buehrly, 45 outs.
45 consecutive outs by Mark Buehrle in 2009
Frank Tanana in 1974.
The first major league pitcher to reach 1000 strike outs had to be Tim Keefe, who played for several teams from 1880 to 1893 and recorded a career total of 2,521 strike outs. Cy Young was probably the second pitcher to reach 1000 SO. Young pitched from 1890 to 1911 and had a career total of 2,803 strike outs. Young also holds the all time record for most wins (511), most losses (313), most starts (816), most complete games (750) and most innings pitched (7,357).
Closer. This refers to the last pitcher in a baseball whose job is to usually get the last 3 outs of a standard baseball game.
In the 1905 World Series, right hander Chrisy Mathewson had five shutouts.
The record for most consecutive hitless innings pitched is 25.1, which equals 76 outs, by Cy Young on May 3-May 11, 1904.
A save is where the team who is leading brings out a pitcher to close a game. Usually the team calls out the closer who specializes in saves, but sometimes the team puts out a different reliever to rest the closer. Saves consist of mainly 1-3 run leads sometimes even 4. The new pitcher usually comes in the ninth inning to close out the game and give the team a win, but the closer may have to come in the eighth inning with two outs, this is called a four out save. If the pitcher blows the lead it is called a blown save. The pitcher can still get the win though. They record the closers record of saves, for example the pitcher could have a 43/46 record. This means the pitcher saved 43 games out of 46.
JR Richard's record for most strikeouts in a major league debut back in 1971 with 15k's... Stephen Strasburg came one shy of that in 2010 ...
For a pitcher, 0. A pitcher can come in to relieve another, get the final out of an inning on a pickoff, and his team takes the lead in the next inning, while he is the pitcher of record. For a team, 15. Each out takes at least one pitch. A pitcher would have to get 15 outs, and the game would have to be called after five innings for weather or another such distraction.
20. Kerry Wood struckout 20 Houston Astros on May 6, 1998 to tie the MLB record for strikeouts by a pitcher in a 9 inning game.
You decide. Ruth started his career as a pitcher. He pitched in 163 games, 147 as a starter and had 107 complete games. He had a career record of 93 wins and 44 losses, with an ERA of 2.28. He also recorded 17 shutouts, with 488 strike outs and 441 walks in 1,221 innings pitched. I'd say he was a pretty good pitcher, wouldn't you?
They record Quick outs, that is outs with 3 or fewer pitches.
Roy Halladay, with 20.
He has the record for most stall outs in an F1 race car.
The pitcher is credited with a fraction that represents how many outs there were in the inning when they are relieved. If the pitcher is relieved is one out, they are credited woth 1/3 (one-third) of an inning. If the pitcher is relieved with two outs, they are credited with 2/3 (two-thirds) of an inning. A pitcher who starts the game and is relieved with one out in the seventh inning is credited with 6 1/3 innings pitched ... if relieved with two outs in the seventh inning is credited with 6 2/3 innings pitched. ... if relieved with no outs in the seventh inning is credited with 6 innings pitched.
In one game, 34 by Waite Hoyt (for Red Sox against Yankees) in 1919; they still lost 1-2, though. Over a career, 45 by Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox in 2009.
There are four conditions that a pitcher must meet to record a save: 1. He must be the last pitcher for the winning team. 2. He must not be credited with a win. 3. He must pitch at least 1/3 innings. 4. He must achieve one of these three conditions: 1. He entered the game with a three run lead and pitched at least 1 inning. 2. He entered the game, regardless of the count on the batter, with the tying run either on deck, batting, or on base. 3. He pitches three innings So, for example, a pitcher could enter the game with a five run lead and the bases loaded and two outs and have a chance to record a save, as long as he finishes the game. Another example, as seen in the 2007 game between the Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles, Wes Littleton of the Rangers was awarded a save for pitching the last three innings of a 30-3 Ranger victory, though when he entered the score was only 14-3. An unofficial stat is the hold, which is generally awarded to a pitcher who satisfies the last three conditions (ie did not finish the game). A blown save is given to a pitcher who comes into a game with the chance to record a save but instead gives up the tying run.
As a pitcher Babe Ruth had 488 career strike outs. As a hitter he struck out 1,330 times.
It's pretty simple really - a pitcher is credited with a complete game if he is the only pitcher for his team in an official game. There is some argument as to whether a pitcher would be credited with a complete game if say, the starting pitcher didn't get any outs, then a reliever came in and finished the game. He got all the outs in the game - so did he get a complete game? Semantics, semantics...