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Batter strike outs–that’s our next topic. Guess the leaders alphabetically, by surname, for each letter from A-Z. First we’ll do the all-time major league leaders in strikeouts. Remember, these aren’t the pitching leaders, it’s the batters who have struck out the most. Good luck!!

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33 Responses

  1. JasonL

    I’m betting on a lot of modern players for this one.

    Bonds
    Dunn
    Killebrew
    Incaviglia
    Ruth (?)
    Howard
    Canseco
    McGwire
    Thome

  2. Steve Price

    Jason is correct in thinking this will be mostly limited to more recent players since contact was a premium skill in the early days.

    Adam Dunn is fourth 1433
    Harmon Killebrew is second with 1699
    Babe Ruth is sixth with 1330
    Mark McGwire is fourth with 1596
    Frank Howard is second with 1460 (Ryan Howard is not in the top five)
    Barry Bonds is fifth with 1539

    A
    B Bobby Bonds 1757
    C Jose Canseco 1942
    D
    E
    F
    G
    H
    I Pete Incaviglia 1277
    J
    K
    L
    M
    N
    O
    P
    Q
    R
    S
    T Jim Thome 2313
    U
    V
    W
    X
    Y
    Z

  3. JasonL

    Utley
    Zeile
    Dawson for the D, maybe? If not, I’m drawing a blank on that one.
    E pretty much has to be an Evans doesn’t it?

    This list is going to be tough. Lots of guys who stuck around for a long time without really being considered “great” players. At least, that’s my guess.

  4. Steve Price

    Todd Zeile is the Z with 1279.
    Dwight Evans is first with 1697. Darrell Evans was third with 1410.

    Chase Utley is fifth with 606.
    Andre Dawson is third with 1509.

    A
    B Bobby Bonds 1757
    C Jose Canseco 1942
    D
    E Dwight Evans 1697
    F
    G
    H
    I Pete Incaviglia 1277
    J
    K
    L
    M
    N
    O
    P
    Q
    R
    S
    T Jim Thome 2313
    U
    V
    W
    X No X
    Y
    Z Todd Zeile 1279

  5. brublejr

    Reggie Jackson would have to be one.

  6. brublejr

    Kingman
    Sosa
    Mann Ram or Arod
    Griffey Jr
    Edmonds
    Windfield
    McGwire
    Rickey Henderson

  7. brublejr

    Parker
    Delgado

    Whoops, just realized that E was already taken…so scratch Edmonds

  8. Steve Price

    Reggie Jackson is the J with 2597
    Dave Kingman is the K with 1816
    Sammy Sosa is the S with 2306
    Manny Ramirez is the R with 1748 (10 K lead over ARod)
    Dave Winfield is the W with 1698
    Rickey Henderson is the H with 1694
    Carlos Delgado is the D with 1745
    Greg Vaughn is the V with 1513
    George Foster is the F with 1419

    Ken Griffey, Jr, is second with 1762
    Jim Edmonds is second with 1669
    Alex Rodriguez is second with 1738
    Mark McGwire is fourth with 1596
    Robin Yount is second with 1350
    Jim Rice is fourth with 1423
    Carlton Fisk is second with 1386
    Dave Parker is second with 1537

    Open letters: A G L M N O P Q U Y

    Updated chart:

    A
    B Bobby Bonds 1757
    C Jose Canseco 1942
    D Carlos Delgado 1745
    E Dwight Evans 1697
    F George Foster 1419
    G
    H Rickey Henderson 1694
    I Pete Incaviglia 1277
    J Reggie Jackson 2597
    K Dave Kingman 1816
    L
    M
    N
    O
    P
    Q
    R Manny Ramirez 1748
    S Sammy Sosa 2306
    T Jim Thome 2313
    U
    V Greg Vaughn 1513
    W Dave Winfield 1698
    X No X
    Y
    Z Todd Zeile 1279

  9. brublejr

    Let’s Try:
    Nettles
    Perez
    Uggla
    Mantle
    O’Neil

  10. brublejr

    JasonL: Galarragga?

    That’s a good one, that is probably it since Griff is number 2

  11. JasonL

    Just poking around stats on a few players we’ve named, and you know who was a better hitter than a certain recently elected hall of famer? Fred McGriff. I’d kind of forgotten how good he was, but he played in a low offensive environment and got on pace at very high clip with good power.

  12. brublejr

    McGriff was a very steady, good player for a long time…however never considered a “superstar” so often gets overlooked.

  13. Steve Price

    McGriff may be the hitter’s version of Don Sutton?

  14. Steve Price

    Carl Yastrzemski is the Y with 1393
    Andres Gallaraga is the G with 2003
    Paul O’Neill is the O with 1166
    Fred McGriff is the M with 1882
    Graig Nettles is the N with 1209
    Tony Perez is the P with 1867

    Dan Uggla is fourth with 611
    Mickey Mantle is third with 1710

    Letters open: A L Q U

    Updated chart:

    A
    B Bobby Bonds 1757
    C Jose Canseco 1942
    D Carlos Delgado 1745
    E Dwight Evans 1697
    F George Foster 1419
    G Andres Gallaraga 2003
    H Rickey Henderson 1694
    I Pete Incaviglia 1277
    J Reggie Jackson 2597
    K Dave Kingman 1816
    L
    M Fred McGriff 1882
    N Graig Nettles 1209
    O Paul O’Neill 1166
    P Tony Perez 1867
    Q
    R Manny Ramirez 1748
    S Sammy Sosa 2306
    T Jim Thome 2313
    U
    V Greg Vaughn 1513
    W Dave Winfield 1698
    X No X
    Y Carl Yastrzemski 1393
    Z Todd Zeile 1279

  15. JasonL

    I don’t think he’s been mentioned yet, so how about Hammerin’ Hank Aaron?

  16. brublejr

    How about a Quinn or Quirk? That’s about all I can think of for a Q…

  17. per14

    Richie Allen struck out quite a bit but on the other hand he had a short career. I think L is either Luzinski or Lankford. Can U be Utley?

  18. Steve Price

    Dick Allen is the A with 1556
    Jamie Quirk is the Q with 435

    Greg Luzinski is second with 1495
    Pitcher Jack Quinn is second with 276–the first pitcher to be mentioned in hitting stats
    Chase Utley is fifth with 606
    Bobby Abreu is second with 1518
    Hank Aaron is third with 1383
    Fred Lynn is fourth with 1116

    There’s one letter left…it’s a U…obviously, someone new…it is an ACTIVE player….

    A Dick Allen 1556
    B Bobby Bonds 1757
    C Jose Canseco 1942
    D Carlos Delgado 1745
    E Dwight Evans 1697
    F George Foster 1419
    G Andres Gallaraga 2003
    H Rickey Henderson 1694
    I Pete Incaviglia 1277
    J Reggie Jackson 2597
    K Dave Kingman 1816
    L Ray Lankford 1550
    M Fred McGriff 1882
    N Graig Nettles 1209
    O Paul O’Neill 1166
    P Tony Perez 1867
    Q Jamie Quirk 435
    R Manny Ramirez 1748
    S Sammy Sosa 2306
    T Jim Thome 2313
    U
    V Greg Vaughn 1513
    W Dave Winfield 1698
    X No X
    Y Carl Yastrzemski 1393
    Z Todd Zeile 1279

  19. Steve Price

    I didn’t acknowledge this…Ray Lankford is the L with 1550

  20. brublejr

    KY Chip: U – Juan Uribe – 748

    Ah yes, the wonderful Juan Uribe, forgot about him…

  21. brublejr

    This was a fun list because there was a lot of different names going on…

  22. Steve Price

    Yes, Uribe is the answer..he’s been bubbling under some other lists, too, but hadn’t been guessed.

    A pitcher, Jack Quinn, almost broke through on this list…

    A Dick Allen 1556
    B Bobby Bonds 1757
    C Jose Canseco 1942
    D Carlos Delgado 1745
    E Dwight Evans 1697
    F George Foster 1419
    G Andres Gallaraga 2003
    H Rickey Henderson 1694
    I Pete Incaviglia 1277
    J Reggie Jackson 2597
    K Dave Kingman 1816
    L Ray Lankford 1550
    M Fred McGriff 1882
    N Graig Nettles 1209
    O Paul O’Neill 1166
    P Tony Perez 1867
    Q Jamie Quirk 435
    R Manny Ramirez 1748
    S Sammy Sosa 2306
    T Jim Thome 2313
    U Juan Uribe 748
    V Greg Vaughn 1513
    W Dave Winfield 1698
    X No X
    Y Carl Yastrzemski 1393
    Z Todd Zeile 1279

  23. preach

    I didn’t realize Rickey struck out so many times. I thought for sure Luzinski struck out more than Lankford. Besides that, no real suprises.