There have been three pitchers to strikeout 20 batters in one game and one pitcher to strikeout 21 batters in a game. The three to strikeout 20 were Kerry Wood, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson. All three struckout all those batters in a nine inning game. The pitcher to strikeout 21 batters, Tom Cheney, needed 16 innings. Cheney's 21 strikeouts is the MLB record for strikeouts by a pitcher in a single game.
Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals struckout 17 Detroit Tiger batters in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series. On Oct. 2 1968 Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardenals struck out 17 Detroit Tigers in the first game of the world series that year. Its a world series record.
Three Strikeouts in one game is called the Silver Sombrero. Four strikeouts in one game is called the Golden Sombrero. Golden Sombrero has always been 4 in a game, but Silver sombrero I think is just a take off of this. In the past, this was referred to as a Hat Trick.
the record is 20. twice by roger clemens and once by Kerry wood
In MLB, the record for a nine inning game is 5 and has been done by 46 different players. The last player to do it was Andruw Jones in 2007. The record for an extra inning game is 6 and has been done by 8 different players. The last player to do it was Geoff Jenkins in 2004 who struckout 6 times in a 17 inning game. On June 13, 2010 Texas Rangers first baseman Justin Smoak struck out at all 5 plate appearances during a 9 inning game at Miller Park against the Milwaukee Brewers. Striking out three times in a game is a hat trick, 4 times is referred to as a "Golden Sombrero" and 5 times in a 9 inning game will earn you the not-so-coveted "Platinum Sombrero". Some call 5 strikeouts "The Olympics Rings".
15 strikeouts by j.r. Richard f the Houston astros
Bob Gibson with 17 in 1968
The Twins record for strikeouts in a game is 15 and held jointly by Camilo Pascual, Joe Decker, Jerry Koosman, and Bert Blyleven.
For the Los Angeles Angels single game records, the pitcher with the most strikeouts in one game of nine innings is Nolan Ryan with 19. The pitcher with the most strikeouts in a game with extra innings is also Nolan Ryan with 19. The pitcher with the most strikeouts in one inning is Chuck Finley with 4. The record for most strikeouts in a game by the team is 18. The player with the most strikeouts in one game while batting is Dallas McPherson with 4. The most strikeouts by a batter in a game with extra innings is Billy Cowan with 6.
Steve Carlton with 19 strikeouts on September 15, 1969 against the NY Nets.
The Tigers team record for most strikeouts in a game by a pitcher is 16 by Mickey Lolich. He struckout 16 California Angels on May 23, 1969 and 16 Seattle Pilots on June 9, 1969.
In MLB, 21 by Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators in a 16 inning complete game, 2-1 victory, against the Baltimore Orioles on September 12, 1962. Cheney's 21 strikeouts is an MLB record for strikeouts in a game by a pitcher. Several MLB pitchers have struckout 20 batters in a game (all of which were 9 inning games) but no MLB pitcher has struckout more batters in a game than Cheney. For the record, Cheney had 13 strikeouts through 9 innings.
The record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game by a minor league pitcher was set by Ron Necciai, who struck out 27 batters in a Class-D game between the Appalachian League Bristol Twins and the Welsh Miners (May 13, 1952).
Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators holds the MLB record for most strikeouts in a single game when he struckout 21 Baltimore Orioles batters in a 16 inning game in 1962. Kerry Wood, Randy Johnson, and Roger Clemens (twice) hold the MLB record for most strikeouts in a 9 inning game with 20. == ==
Matt Kilroy of the Baltimore Orioles had 513 strikeouts in 1886. Nolan Ryan who had 383 strikeouts in 1973 for the California Angels holds the modern day record. The record for most strikeouts in a single game is 20, shared by Kerry Wood and Roger Clemens, who did it twice. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Not really germaine to the question but the record for most strikeouts in a game is 21 held by Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators who did the deed in 1962 against the Baltimore Orioles in a 16 inning game. Wood, Clemens, and Randy Johnson hold the record for strikeouts in a 9 inning game with 20.