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. x-Justin Verlander 3,130
15. x-Max Scherzer 3,124
16. Bob Gibson 3,117
17. Curt Schilling 3,116
18. CC Sabathia 3,093
19. John Smoltz 3,084
20. x-Zack Greinke 2,856
21. Jim Bunning 2,855
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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