MLB Record for Most Strikeouts in a Game as a Batter

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Baltimore Orioles' Ramon Urias swings at a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, April 2, 2023, in Boston.
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There are eight players in MLB history who have had six strikeouts in one game, with all instances occurring in extra innings. The record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game is five.

As of April 7, 2023, the most recent batter to strikeout six times in a single game was Geoff Jenkins (Milwaukee Brewers) on June 8, 2004. Ramón Urías (Baltimore Orioles) is the most recent player to have recorded five strikeouts in a nine-inning game, having done so on Aprll 1, 2023.

Reggie Jackson holds the record for most career strikeouts as a batter with 2,597. Miguel Cabrera has the most career strikeouts of all active players with 2,031, as of April 7, 2023.

Most Strikeouts in a Game as a Batter

PLAYERTEAMDATEINNINGSSTRIKEOUTS
Carl WeilmanSt. Louis BrownsJuly 25, 1913156
Don HoakChicago CubsMay 2, 1956176
Rick ReichardtCalifornia AngelsMay 31, 1966176
Billy CowanCalifornia AngelsJuly 9, 1971206
Cecil CooperBoston Red SoxJune 14, 1974156
Sam HornBaltimore OriolesJuly 17, 1991156
Alex GonzalezToronto Blue JaysSeptember 9, 1998136
Geoff JenkinsMilwaukee BrewersJune 8, 2004176

Most Career Strikeouts as a Batter

RANKPLAYERCAREER STRIKEOUTS
1Reggie Jackson2,597
2Jim Thome2,548
3Adam Dunn2,378
4Sammy Sosa2,306
5Alex Rodriguez2,287
6Miguel Cabrera2,031
7Andrés Galarraga2,003
8Justin Upton1,971
9Jose Canseco1,942
10Willie Stargell1,936

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