MLB All-Time Strikeout Leaders - Autographed Baseballs

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The Sultans of Strikeouts

Often times a collector will search for signed baseballs and baseball memorabilia that shares a similar theme. Maybe items autographed by members of a World Series team, or MLB Hall of Fame players.

One such theme would be to collect autographed baseballs from the MLB All-Time Strikeout Leaders.

Nolan Ryan sits atop the MLB record books with an astounding 5714 strikeouts over 27 seasons.

Randy Johnson, who retired after the 2009 season with 4875, is in a distant second place.

Currently, the closest active baseball player is Jamie Moyer with 2342, but he is nearing the end of his career with no chance of throwing another 3000 strikeouts, so Nolan Ryan should be safe for some time.

As it is now, these are the 10 MLB All-Time Strikeout Leaders and their autographed baseballs:

Nolan Ryan

Strikeouts:
5714

Teams:
New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers

Career Awards:
AL TSN Pitcher of the Year, All-Star Selection (8)

Nolan Ryan Career Stats:

W
CG
SHO
SO
WHIP
ERA
324
222
61
5714
1.25
3.19

Randy Johnson

Strikeouts:
4875

Teams:
Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants

Career Awards:
AL Cy Young Award, NL Cy Young Award (4), World Series MVP, All-Star Game Selection (10)

Randy Johnson Career Stats:

W
CG
SHO
SO
WHIP
ERA
303
100
37
4875
1.17
3.29

Roger Clemens

Strikeouts:
4672

Teams:
Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Houston Astros

Career Awards:

AL MVP, AL Cy Young Award, NL Cy Young Award (6), All-Star Game Selection (11), All-Star Game MVP

Roger Clemens Career Stats:

W
CG
SHO
SO
WHIP
ERA
354
118
46
4672
1.17
3.12

Steve Carlton

Strikeouts:
4136

Teams:
St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins

Career Awards:

NL Cy Young Award (4), Gold Glove Award, All-Star Game Selection (10)

Steve Carlton Career Stats:

W
CG
SHO
SO
WHIP
ERA
329
254
55
4136
1.25
3.22

Bert Blyleven

Strikeouts:
3701

Teams:
Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, California Angels

Career Awards:
AL Comeback Player of the Year, All-Star Game Selection (2)

Bert Blyleven Career Stats:

W
CG
SHO
SO
WHIP
ERA
287
242
60
3701
1.20
3.31

Tom Seaver

Strikeouts:
3640

Teams:
New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox

Career Awards:
NL Cy Young Award (3), NL Rookie of the Year, All-Star Game Selection (12)

Tom Seaver Career Stats:

W
CG
SHO
SO
WHIP
ERA
311
231
61
3640
1.12
2.86

Don Sutton

Strikeouts:
3574

Teams:
Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, California Angels

Career Awards:
All-Star Game Selection (4), MLB All-Star Game MVP

Don Sutton Career Stats:

W
CG
SHO
SO
WHIP
ERA
324
178
58
3574
1.14
3.26

Gaylord Perry

Strikeouts:
3534

Teams:
San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals

Career Awards:
AL Cy Young Award, NL Cy Young Award, All-Star Game Selection (5)

Gaylord Perry Career Stats:

W
CG
SHO
SO
WHIP
ERA
314
303
53
3534
1.18
3.11

Walter Johnson

Strikeouts:
3508

Teams:
Washington Senators

Career Awards:
AL MVP (2)

Walter Johnson Career Stats:

W
CG
SHO
SO
WHIP
ERA
417
531
110
3509
1.06
2.17

Greg Maddux

Strikeouts:
3371

Teams:
Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres

Career Awards:
NL Cy Young Award (4), Gold Glove Award (18), All-Star Game Selection (8)

Greg Maddux Career Stats:

W
CG
SHO
SO
WHIP
ERA
355
109
35
3371
1.14
3.16

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number2son 3 years ago

Hey Bogerk, long time no speak. By the way, great hub, I like the fact that you show the career stats of all the guys.

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