MLB Single-Season (Post 1900) Pitching Leaders - Strikeouts
PLAYERYRGGSCGSHIPHERBBSOWLSVERA
1Nolan Ryan19734139264326.0238104162383211612.87
2Sandy Koufax19654341278335.2216767138226822.04
3Randy Johnson2001353432249.2181697137221602.49
4Nolan Ryan19744241263333.0221107202367221602.89
5Randy Johnson19993535122271.2207757036417902.48
6Rube Waddell19044646398383.03076991349251901.62
7Bob Feller194648423610371.127790153348261542.18
8Randy Johnson2000353583248.2202737634719702.64
9Nolan Ryan19773737224299.019892204341191602.77
10Randy Johnson2002353584260.0197677133424502.32
PLAYERYRGGSCGSHIPHERBBSOWLSVERA
11Nolan Ryan19723939209284.016672157329191602.28
 Randy Johnson19983434106244.12038986329191103.28
13Nolan Ryan19763939217284.0193106183327171803.36
14Sam McDowell19654235143273.017866132325171142.18
15Curt Schilling1997353572254.12088458319171102.97
16Sandy Koufax19664141275323.0241627731727901.73
17Curt Schilling2002363551259.1218933331623703.23
18J.R. Richard19793838194292.12208898313181302.71
 Pedro Martinez1999312951213.1160493731323402.07
 Walter Johnson19104542388370.02625676313251711.36
PLAYERYRGGSCGSHIPHERBBSOWLSVERA
21Steve Carlton19724141308346.12577687310271001.97
22Randy Johnson19933534103255.1185929930819813.24
 Mickey Lolich19714545294376.033612292308251402.92
24Mike Scott1986373775275.11826872306181002.22
 Sandy Koufax196340402011311.0214655830625501.88
26Pedro Martinez19973131134241.1158516730517801.90
27Sam McDowell19703939191305.023699131304201202.92
28J.R. Richard19783636163275.119295141303181103.11
 Walter Johnson19125037347369.02595776303331221.39
30Rube Waddell19033938344324.02748885302211602.44
PLAYERYRGGSCGSHIPHERBBSOWLSVERA
31Vida Blue19713939248312.0209638830124801.82
 Nolan Ryan1989323262239.11628598301161003.20
33Curt Schilling19983535152268.22369761300151403.25
34Randy Johnson1995303063214.1159596529418202.48
35Curt Schilling2001353561256.2237853929322602.98
36Roger Clemens1997343493264.0204606829221702.05
37Roger Clemens19883535148264.02178662291181202.93
 Randy Johnson1997302952213.0147547729120402.28
39Randy Johnson2004353542245.21777144290161402.60
40Tom Seaver19713635214286.12105661289201001.76
PLAYERYRGGSCGSHIPHERBBSOWLSVERA
41Rube Waddell19054634277328.22315490287271001.48
42Steve Carlton19823838196295.225310286286231103.10
 Steve Carlton19803838133304.0243799028624902.34
44Pedro Martinez2000292974217.0128423228418601.74
45Tom Seaver19703736192290.22309183283181202.82
 Sam McDowell19683837113269.018154110283151401.81
47Denny McLain19684141286336.0241736328031601.96
48Sam McDowell19693938184285.022293102279181412.94
49Yu Darvish2013323200209.2145668027713902.83
50Dwight Gooden1984313173218.0161637327617902.60