Career Strikeout Leaders

Through 2022
(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. x-Justin Verlander 3,094
17. CC Sabathia 3,093
18. John Smoltz 3,084
19. x-Max Scherzer 3,079
20. Jim Bunning 2,855
21. x-Zack Greinke 2,834
22. Mickey Lolich 2,832
23. Mike Mussina 2,813
24. y-Cy Young 2,803
25. Frank Tanana 2,773

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