Matt Kilroy holds the record for most strikeouts by a pitcher in a single season with 513 in 1886. Nolan Ryan holds the modern day record with 383 in 1973.
Nolan Ryan had career regular season stats of 5386 innings pitched and 5714 strikeouts for an average of 1.06 strikeouts per inning.
actually Charles radbourn had 441 strikeouts but they still don't count that season there for nolan Ryan holds the record with 383 strikeouts
Jim edmonds 167 strikeouts
Johan Santana with 265 strikeouts in 2004.
Sandy Koufax with 382 strikeouts in 1965.
As of the 2010 season, the Yankees team record for strikeouts by a pitcher in a season is 248 by Ron Guidry in 1978.
The 2003 Chicago Cubs got 1,025 strikeouts in one season.
Cecil Fielder with 182 strikeouts for the 1990 Tigers.
Alfonso Soriano. Through the 2009 season, the most strikeouts by a Yankees batter in a season is 157 by Alfonso Soriano in 2002.
For the stat "Strikeouts per 9 Innings" for pitchers that have pitched at least 1000 innings the all time leader, through games played on September 22, 2009 is Randy Johnson with 10.61 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (4872 strikeouts in 4132 1/3 innings pitched).Second all time is Kerry Wood with 10.39 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (1466 strikeouts in 1270 1/3 innings pitched) and third is Pedro Martinez with 10.05 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (3152 strikeouts in 2823 1/3 innings pitched).
In the modern era, the leader is Nolan Ryan, who had 383 strikeouts with the California Angels in 1973.
Nolan Ryan set the single season MLB record for strikeouts in 1973 with 383.
Randy Johnson: Entering the 2008 season, he was 56 strikeouts behind Roger Clemens for second all time. Through his August 6th start against Pittsburgh, he had 114 strikeouts for the season, closing the gap to Nolan Ryan (1st all-time) to slightly under 1,000 strikeouts. http://www.enth.com/Home.aspx?q=what+pitcher+has+the+most+strikeouts
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The 2003 Chicagoe Cubs pitching staff had 1,404 strikeouts for the Major League record.
372 for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001.
Mickey Lolich in 1971.
Nolan Ryan with 383 (modern record - in the 1800s teams only had one pitcher and some of those guys had 500+ strikeouts per season)
Justin Verlander 90 strikeouts right now
For the 2007 season, Jake Peavy of the San Diego Padres led all MLB pitchers in strikeouts with 240.
Through the 2013 season, Mark Reynolds, who at the time played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, holds the MLB record for striking out in a season with 223 strikeouts in 2009.In 2010, Reynolds became the fastest player to reach 100 strikeouts in a season, doing this in only 67 games, and was on pace to break his own record. He finished the 2010 season with 211 strikeouts, which is fourth all-time.
Sandy Koufax' highest strikeout total for a single season was 382, in 1965.