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5,714 career strikeouts
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5,714 career strikeouts

Nolan Ryan

The Ryan Express kept chugging for a remarkable 27 seasons, helping him blow right past every existing strikeout record and pull into a station all his own. Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens, a pair of hardthrowers whose careers lasted more than two decades, both failed to reach even 5,000.

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