While Johnson's 158 Ks came in the twilight of his career, baseball's premier strikeout
pitcher in 1924 was Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance in his breakout season.
In his 22 quality starts, he went 16-3, with 220 strikeouts
, 28 walks and a 1.
Therefore, for this game, Ryan gains one strikeout
of Siebert, loses two of Johnson, and picks up none for any of the trio of potential pinch-hitters in the last inning.
Assisting programs like Strikeouts
for Troops is one way USAA can show its appreciation and respect for the sacrifices our nations' military and their families have made on behalf of all Americans," explained retired Rear Admiral John Townes, senior vice president for USAA Military Affairs.
No other player was within 30 strikeouts
of Bonds' total either season, but the Giants prospect drilled 135 extra-base hits and scored 254 runs over those two summers.
His first strikeout
occurred in the second game of a doubleheader on September 13 at the hands of Boston's rookie Harvey Bailey, making his seventh major league appearance.
Tom Glavine found out just before game time that Martinez needed merely two strikeouts
to join a rather select group.
numbers indicate a pitcher who was able to set up hitters and blow them away for a remarkable 27 seasons.
CC Sabathia is in his fifth season with the Cleveland Indians and touts 616 career strikeouts
A lot of things can happen when you put the ball in play and I really dislike walking back to the dugout with my head down after a strikeout
," he said.
On September 10 of that same year, he threw a career-high 17 strikeouts
in a 3-1 win (one hitter) against the Yankees, and finished the season as the all-time leader in strikeouts
per 9 innings pitched.
His seven strikeouts
were his highest total in more than a month and moved him into third on the Trojans' all-time strikeout
list with 364.