List of Major League Baseball career strikeouts by batters leaders

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Reggie Jackson, the all-time leader in strikeouts by a batter

In baseball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter accumulates three strikes during a time at bat (i.e. the batter fails to hit the ball in three successive pitches). It usually means the batter is out. A strikeout is a statistic recorded for both pitchers and batters, and is denoted by K.[1]

Reggie Jackson holds the record for the most career strikeouts by a batter with 2,597. Jim Thome (2,548), Adam Dunn (2,379), Sammy Sosa (2,306), Alex Rodriguez (2,287) and Andres Galarraga (2,003) are the only other hitters to strikeout over 2,000 times.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career strikeouts. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2019 Ks) Number of strikeouts during the 2019 Major League Baseball season.
K Total career strikeouts.
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

List[edit]

Mark Reynolds, the active leader in career strikeouts and 10th all-time.
  • Stats updated as of May 4, 2019.
Rank Player (2019 Ks) K
1 Reggie Jackson * 2,597
2 Jim Thome * 2,548
3 Adam Dunn 2,379
4 Sammy Sosa 2,306
5 Alex Rodriguez 2,287
6 Andrés Galarraga 2,003
7 Jose Canseco 1,942
8 Willie Stargell * 1,936
9 Mike Cameron 1,901
10 Mark Reynolds (27) 1,897
11 Mike Schmidt * 1,883
12 Fred McGriff 1,882
13 Tony Pérez * 1,867
14 Curtis Granderson (36) 1,854
15 Ryan Howard 1,843
16 Bobby Abreu 1,840
Derek Jeter 1,840
18 Dave Kingman 1,816
19 Manny Ramírez 1,813
20 Alfonso Soriano 1,803
21 Carlos Beltrán 1,795
22 Ken Griffey Jr. * 1,779
23 Bobby Bonds 1,757
24 Craig Biggio * 1,753
25 David Ortiz 1,750
26 Andruw Jones 1,748
Dale Murphy 1,748
28 Carlos Delgado 1,745
29 Torii Hunter 1,741
30 Adrián Beltré 1,732
31 Lou Brock * 1,730
32 Jim Edmonds 1,729
33 Chris Davis (29) 1,725
34 Justin Upton (0) 1,720
35 Mickey Mantle * 1,710
36 Harmon Killebrew * 1,699
37 Chili Davis 1,698
38 Dwight Evans 1,697
39 Rickey Henderson * 1,694
40 Miguel Cabrera (32) 1,686
Dave Winfield * 1,686
42 Derrek Lee 1,622
43 Reggie Sanders 1,614
44 Gary Gaetti 1,602
45 Matt Kemp (19) 1,600
46 Mark McGwire 1,596
47 Carlos Peña 1,577
48 Jason Giambi 1,572
49 Lee May 1,570
50 Pat Burrell 1,564
Rank Player (2019 Ks) K
51 Melvin Upton Jr. 1,561
52 Jeff Bagwell * 1,558
53 Dick Allen 1,556
54 Ray Lankford 1,550
Willie McCovey * 1,550
56 Barry Bonds 1,539
57 Dave Parker 1,537
58 Frank Robinson * 1,532
59 Lance Parrish 1,527
60 Willie Mays * 1,526
Devon White 1,526
62 Jeff Kent 1,522
63 Eddie Murray * 1,516
64 Rick Monday 1,513
Greg Vaughn 1,513
66 Andre Dawson * 1,509
67 Tony Phillips 1,499
68 Greg Luzinski 1,495
69 Jay Bruce (35) 1,488
70 Eddie Mathews * 1,487
71 Iván Rodríguez * 1,474
72 Mike Napoli 1,468
73 Nelson Cruz (29) 1,465
74 Frank Howard 1,460
75 Jorge Posada 1,453
76 Jhonny Peralta 1,450
Jayson Werth 1,450
78 Jay Bell 1,443
79 Juan Samuel 1,442
80 Harold Baines * 1,441
Jack Clark 1,441
Mark Teixeira 1,441
83 Mo Vaughn 1,429
84 Jimmy Wynn 1,427
85 Jim Rice * 1,423
86 George Foster 1,419
87 George Scott 1,418
88 Royce Clayton 1,415
89 Alex Gordon (15) 1,413
90 Ron Gant 1,411
91 Darrell Evans 1,410
Scott Rolen 1,410
93 Rob Deer 1,409
Chipper Jones * 1,409
95 Shin-Soo Choo (26) 1,407
Adam LaRoche 1,407
97 Jay Buhner 1,406
98 Adrián González (0) 1,401
99 Eric Davis 1,398
100 Frank Thomas * 1,397

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Major League Baseball (2001–2009). "Baseball Basics: Abbreviations". Retrieved September 2, 2009.