Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver

Most Consecutive Strikeouts In A Game

Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver

Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver in 1968.
“My job isn’t to strike guys out, its to get them out, sometimes by striking them out.” – Tom Seaver (New York Times, 1976).

Tom Seaver, called “Tom Terrific” by the fans, holds the Major League record for the most consecutive strikeouts in a game with 10–the last of 19 Ks he recorded in a game on April 22nd, 1970.

Several pitchers, since 1893, have had 8 consecutive strikeouts in a game, including Nolan Ryan–twice. While with the California Angels, “The Ryan Express” struck out 8 consecutive Red Sox hitters on July 9th, 1972; and, on July 15th, 1973, he struck out 8 consecutive Tigers batters–on his way to a no-hitter.