Darvish said the accomplishment of reaching 1,000 strikeouts
didn't matter too much to him.
Only 7 percent of the 95,391 plate appearances in the major leagues in 1924 resulted in a walk back to the dugout by a strikeout
Winthrop sophomore right-hander Alex Wilson surrendered one unearned run on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts
in 5 2/3 innings.
But when he returned, he was dominant in his final 23 starts of the regular season, going 15-2 with 224 strikeouts
, 23 walks and a 1.
Darvish has now had five games out of his 23 starts this season with 14 or more strikeouts
Thus, if the designated hitter struck out in his initial plate appearance against Ryan, that strikeout
was counted toward Ryan's theoretical total.
My family and I started Strikeouts
For Troops to help our wounded service members with some comforts of home while they recover in military hospitals often far away from their loved ones," Zito said.
Yet, a lingering question remains: even with the inevitable hitter-pitcher correction, will strikeout
totals continue to climb?
In the case of this research and analysis, I deferred to the local coverage and individual strikeout
Ryan, the all-time strikeout
leader with 5,714, threw 5,386 innings, and Johnson, third in strikeouts
behind Roger Clemens, has 4,616 in 3,855 innings.
People talk about records that won't be broken," said Astros coach Matt Galante, "but Nolan's strikeout
record is right near the top.
Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito, founder of "StrikeoutsForTroops(TM)," a national program which provides some "comforts of home" and also assists with family travel and housing expenses for service members who are being treated at military hospitals, has been joined by six-time All Star pitcher Curt Schilling of the World Champion Boston Red Sox and two-time All Star pitcher CC Sabathia of the Cleveland Indians on the Strikeouts
For Troops roster.