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.
Cy Young he won 500 something games and threw 3 no-hitters 1 was a perfect game.
April 27, 1993: Pirates knuckler Tim Wakefield tossed 172 pitches over 10+ innings in a 6-2 victory against the Atlanta Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County stadium. (Wakefield scored one of four Pirate runs in the 11th inning but was lifted after walking the first two batters in the bottom of the 11th.). It is the most pitches thrown by a pitcher in one game in the 1990s. Fernando Valenzuela, in 1987, was the last to throw that many pitches in a game. In the playoffs, the record is held by Luis Tiant, who threw 163 pitches in Game 4 of the 1975 World Series, a complete-game win for the Red Sox.
The pitcher that struck out the most batters in history is Nolan Ryan. He has struck out 5,714 batters during his career from September 11, 1966 until September 22, 1993.
Roger Clemens with 20 struck out batters! XD
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).
In the minor leagues that was Ron Necciai of the 1952 Bristol Twins who struck out 27 batters in a no-hitter against the Welsh Miners in an Appalachian League game. In MLB that was Nolan Ryan of the 1973 California Angels who struck out 17 batters in a no hitter against the Detroit Tigers.
Well in more recent times as of post-1900s, Nolan Ryan struck out 383 batters in 1973 season with the California Angels. Hope that helps.
There have been 51 instances in which a pitcher has struck out four batters in one half inning. The most recent was Scott Shields of the Los Angeles Angels on June 21, 2008.
For a pitcher it was Tom Seaver when he struck out the last 10 batters in his 19 strikeout game on 4/22/70. For a batter it was Sandy Koufax with 12 in 1955.:) Hope this helps!
Pitching great Tom Seaver holds the record for the most consecutive strikeouts in Major League Baseball history. In 1970 he struck out 10 straight batters in a game his Mets played against the Padres.
Kerry Wood and Roger Clemens both have 20 strikeout games.