Daily Archives: May 14, 2014
Which pitchers have the most strikeouts of all time? That answer is here.
But what about just lefties? Yesterday, we looked at the top 20 left-handed pitchers with the most wins. Today, strikeouts. Twelve of the top winners also appear on today’s list, including the top two lefty whiffers, Randy Johnson and Steve Carlton, who just blow away the rest of the field. They both have over 4,000Ks. Carlton is about 1,300 strikeouts over third-place Mickey Lolich, and Johnson is a full 2,000 Ks over Lolich.
Take a look at current New York Yankee CC Sabathia in 14th, the only active campaigner below. If he can stay healthy (on the DL already this season), CC should become a top five left-handed strikeout pitcher, at least. Sabathia has three years (and an additional buyout year in 2017) left on his contract and he’s less than 200 Ks away from Chuck Finley.Follow @VinGetz