Career Strikeout Leaders

Through 2020
(x-active; y-played prior to 1901)
Player No.
1. Nolan Ryan 5,714
2. Randy Johnson 4,875
3. Roger Clemens 4,672
4. Steve Carlton 4,136
5. Bert Blyleven 3,701
6. Tom Seaver 3,640
7. Don Sutton 3,574
8. Gaylord Perry 3,534
9. Walter Johnson 3,508
10. Greg Maddux 3,371
11. Phil Niekro 3,342
12. Ferguson Jenkins 3,192
13. Pedro Martinez 3,154
14. Bob Gibson 3,117
15. Curt Schilling 3,116
16. CC Sabathia 3,093
17. John Smoltz 3,084
18. x-Justin Verlander 3,013
19. Jim Bunning 2,855
20. Mickey Lolich 2,832
21. Mike Mussina 2,813
22. y-Cy Young 2,803
23. x-Max Scherzer 2,777
24. Frank Tanana 2,773
25. David Cone 2,668

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