Rookie Strikeout Records (VIDEO)
Since 1893, the best strikeout total for a rookie pitcher is listed as Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets who in 1984 struck out 276 batters.
Second on this list is the great Herb Score who struck out 245 batters for Cleveland in 1955.
Hideo Nomo with the Dodgers in 1995 struck out 236, and Kerry Wood struck out 233 with the Cubs in 1998. Grover Alexander with the Phillies in 1911 fanned 227 batters.