Bob Gibson, Max Scherzer and the Most Strikeouts by a Pitcher in a Postseason Game

The Awesome - and Intimidating - Bob Gibson Struck Out 17 Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series, Most Ever in a Postseason Game

The Awesome – and Intimidating – Bob Gibson Struck Out 17 Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series, Most Ever in a Postseason Game

In 1968, Bob Gibson had one of the greatest seasons – some say the greatest season – a pitcher has ever had. He capped it off with one of the greatest pitching feats in World Series history.

In Game 1, Gibson struck out 17 batters.

PITCHER K TEAM OPPONENT SERIES GM DATE RESULT
1. Bob Gibson 17 St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers WS 1 Oct. 2, 1968 W 4-0
2. Kevin Brown 16 San Diego Padres Houston Astros NLDS 1 Sep. 29, 1998 W 2-1
3. Roger Clemens 15 New York Yankees Seattle Mariners ALCS 4 Oct. 14, 2000 W 5-0
3. Livan Hernandez 15 Florida Marline Atlanta Braves NLCS 5 Oct. 12, 1997 W 2-1
3. Mike Mussina 15 Baltimore Orioles Cleveland Indians ALCS 3 Oct. 11, 1997 L 1-2
3. Sandy Koufax 15 Los Angeles Dodgers New York Yankees WS 1 Oct. 2, 1963 W 5-2
7. Tim Lincecum 14 San Francisco Giants Atlanta Braves NLDS 1 Oct. 7, 2010 W 1-0
7. Mike Scott 14 Houston Astros New York Mets NLCS 1 Oct. 8, 1986 W 1-0
7. Mike Boddicker 14 Baltimore Orioles Chicago White Sox ALCS 2 Oct. 6, 1983 W 4-0
7. John Candelaria 14 Pittsburgh Pirates Cincinnati Reds NLCS 3 Oct. 7, 1975 L 3-5
7. Joe Coleman 14 Detroit Tigers Oakland A’s ALCS 3 Oct. 10, 1972 W 3-0
7. Carl Erskine 14 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees WS 3 Oct. 2, 1953 W 3-2
13. Max Scherzer 13 Detroit Tigers Boston Red Sox ALCS 2 Oct. 13, 2013 L 5-6
13. Cliff Lee 13 Texas Rangers New York Yankees ALCS 3 Oct. 18, 2010 W 8-0
13. Randy Johnson 13 Seattle Mariners Baltimore Orioles ALDS 4 Oct. 5, 1997 L 1-3
13. Tom Seaver 13 New York Mets Cincinnati Reds NLCS 1 Oct. 6, 1973 L 1-2
13. Bob Gibson 13 St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees WS 5 Oct. 12, 1964 W 5-2
13. Howard Ehmke 13 Philadelphia A’s Chicago Cubs WS 1 Oct. 8, 1929 W 3-1
19. Anibal Sanchez 12 Detroit Tigers Boston Red Sox ALCS 1 Oct. 12, 2013 W 1-0
19. Clayton Kershaw 12 Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta Braves NLDS 1 Oct. 3, 2013 W 6-1
19. Curt Schilling 12 Arizona Diamondbacks Atlanta Braves NLCS 3 Oct. 19, 2001 W 5-1
19. Orlando Hernandez 12 New York Yankees New York Metsw WS 3 Oct. 24, 2000 L 2-4
19. Pedro Martinez 12 Boston Red Sox New York Yankees ALCS 3 Oct. 16, 1999 W 13-1
19. Charles Nagy 12 Cleveland Indians Baltimore Orioles ALDS 4 Oct. 5, 1996 L 3-4
19. Nolan Ryan 12 Houston Astros New York Mets NLCS 5 Oct. 14, 1986 L 1-2
19. Tom Seaver 12 New York Mets Oakland A’s WS 3 Oct. 16, 1973 L 2-3
19. Jim Palmer 12 Baltimore Orioles Oakland A’s ALCS 1 Oct. 6, 1973 W 6-0
19. Jim Palmer 12 Baltimore Orioles Minnesota Twins ALCS 3 Oct. 5, 1970 W 6-1
19. Mort Cooper 12 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Browns WS 5 Oct. 8, 1944 W 2-0
19. Walter Johnson 12 Washington Senators I New York Giants WS 1 Oct. 4, 1924 L 3-4
19. Bill Donovan 12 Detroit Tigers Chicago Cubs WS 1 Oct. 8, 1907 T 3-3
19. Ed Walsh 12 Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs WS 3 Oct. 11, 1906 W 3-0

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