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 3,509
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. x-Max Scherzer 3,010
20. Jim Bunning 2,855
21. Mickey Lolich 2,832
22. Mike Mussina 2,813
23. x-Zach Greinke 2,806
24. y-Cy Young 2,803
25. Frank Tanana 2,773

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