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Major League Baseball recognizes strikeout champions in the American League and National League each season.

American LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1901 Template:Player Boston Americans 158
1902 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 210
1903 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 302
1904 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 349
1905 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 287
1906 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 196
1907 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 232
1908 Template:Player Chicago White Sox 269
1909 Template:Player Chicago White Sox 177
1910 Template:Player Washington Senators 313
1911 Template:Player Chicago White Sox 255
1912 Template:Player Washington Senators 303
1913 Template:Player Washington Senators 243
1914 Template:Player Washington Senators 225
1915 Template:Player Washington Senators 203
1916 Template:Player Washington Senators 228
1917 Template:Player Washington Senators 188
1918 Template:Player Washington Senators 162
1919 Template:Player Washington Senators 147
1920 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 133
1921 Template:Player Washington Senators 143
1922 Template:Player St. Louis Browns 149
1923 Template:Player Washington Senators 130
1924 Template:Player Washington Senators 158
1925 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 116
1926 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 194
1927 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 174
1928 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 183
1929 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 170
1930 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 209
1931 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 175
1932 Template:Player New York Yankees 190
1933 Template:Player New York Yankees 163
1934 Template:Player New York Yankees 158
1935 Template:Player Detroit Tigers 163
1936 Template:Player Detroit Tigers 175
1937 Template:Player New York Yankees 194
1938 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 240
1939 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 246
1940 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 261
1941 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 260
1942 Template:Player
Template:Player
Boston Red Sox
Washington Senators
113
1943 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 151
1944 Template:Player Detroit Tigers 187
1945 Template:Player Detroit Tigers 212
1946 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 348
1947 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 196
1948 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 164
1949 Template:Player Detroit Tigers 153
1950 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 170
1951 Template:Player New York Yankees 164
1952 Template:Player New York Yankees 160
1953 Template:Player Chicago White Sox 186
1954 Template:Player Baltimore Orioles 185
1955 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 245
1956 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 263
1957 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 184
1958 Template:Player Chicago White Sox 179
1959 Template:Player Detroit Tigers 201
1960 Template:Player Detroit Tigers 201
1961 Template:Player Minnesota Twins 221
1962 Template:Player Minnesota Twins 206
1963 Template:Player Minnesota Twins 202
1964 Template:Player New York Yankees 217
1965 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 325
1966 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 225
1967 Template:Player Boston Red Sox 246
1968 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 283
1969 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 279
1970 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 304
1971 Template:Player Detroit Tigers 308
1972 Template:Player California Angels 329
1973 Template:Player California Angels 383
1974 Template:Player California Angels 367
1975 Template:Player California Angels 269
1976 Template:Player California Angels 327
1977 Template:Player California Angels 341
1978 Template:Player California Angels 260
1979 Template:Player California Angels 222
1980 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 187
1981 Template:Player Cleveland Indians 127
1982 Template:Player Seattle Mariners 209
1983 Template:Player Detroit Tigers 232
1984 Template:Player Seattle Mariners 204
1985 Template:Player Cleveland Indians
Minnesota Twins
206
1986 Template:Player Seattle Mariners 245
1987 Template:Player Seattle Mariners 262
1988 Template:Player Boston Red Sox 291
1989 Template:Player Texas Rangers 301
1990 Template:Player Texas Rangers 232
1991 Template:Player Boston Red Sox 241
1992 Template:Player Seattle Mariners 241
1993 Template:Player Seattle Mariners 308
1994 Template:Player Seattle Mariners 204
1995 Template:Player Seattle Mariners 298
1996 Template:Player Boston Red Sox 257
1997 Template:Player Toronto Blue Jays 292
1998 Template:Player Toronto Blue Jays 271
1999 Template:Player Boston Red Sox 313
2000 Template:Player Boston Red Sox 284
2001 Template:Player Boston Red Sox 220
2002 Template:Player Boston Red Sox 239
2003 Template:Player Chicago White Sox 207
2004 Template:Player Minnesota Twins 265
2005 Template:Player Minnesota Twins 238
2006 Template:Player Minnesota Twins 245
2007 Template:Player Tampa Bay Rays 239
2008 Template:Player Toronto Blue Jays 231

National LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1876 Template:Player Louisville Grays 122
1877 Template:Player Boston Red Caps 170
1878 Template:Player Boston Red Caps 182
1879 Template:Player Providence Grays 239
1880 Template:Player Chicago White Stockings 268
1881 Template:Player Detroit Wolverines 212
1882 Template:Player Providence Grays 201
1883 Template:Player Boston Beaneaters 345
1884 Template:Player Providence Grays 441
1885 Template:Player Chicago White Stockings 308
1886 Template:Player Detroit Wolverines 323
1887 Template:Player Chicago White Stockings 237
1888 Template:Player New York Giants 335
1889 Template:Player Boston Beaneaters 284
1890 Template:Player New York Giants 341
1891 Template:Player New York Giants 337
1892 Template:Player Chicago Colts 314
1893 Template:Player New York Giants 208
1894 Template:Player New York Giants 195
1895 Template:Player New York Giants 201
1896 Template:Player Cleveland Spiders 140
1897 Template:Player Washington Senators 156
1898 Template:Player New York Giants 239
1899 Template:Player Cincinnati Reds 145
1900 Template:Player Cincinnati Reds 132
1901 Template:Player Cincinnati Reds 239
1902 Template:Player Boston Beaneaters 225
1903 Template:Player New York Giants 267
1904 Template:Player New York Giants 212
1905 Template:Player New York Giants 206
1906 Template:Player Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals
171
1907 Template:Player New York Giants 178
1908 Template:Player New York Giants 259
1909 Template:Player Chicago Cubs 205
1910 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 185
1911 Template:Player New York Giants 237
1912 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 195
1913 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 168
1914 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 214
1915 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 241
1916 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 167
1917 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 200
1918 Template:Player Chicago Cubs 148
1919 Template:Player Chicago Cubs 141
1920 Template:Player Chicago Cubs 176
1921 Template:Player Brooklyn Robins 136
1922 Template:Player Brooklyn Robins 134
1923 Template:Player Brooklyn Robins 197
1924 Template:Player Brooklyn Robins 262
1925 Template:Player Brooklyn Robins 221
1926 Template:Player Brooklyn Robins 140
1927 Template:Player Brooklyn Robins 184
1928 Template:Player Brooklyn Robins 200
1929 Template:Player Chicago Cubs 166
1930 Template:Player St. Louis Cardinals 177
1931 Template:Player St. Louis Cardinals 159
1932 Template:Player St. Louis Cardinals 191
1933 Template:Player St. Louis Cardinals 199
1934 Template:Player St. Louis Cardinals 195
1935 Template:Player St. Louis Cardinals 190
1936 Template:Player Brooklyn Dodgers 238
1937 Template:Player New York Giants 159
1938 Template:Player Chicago Cubs 135
1939 Template:Player
Template:Player
Philadelphia/Chicago
Cincinnati Reds
137
1940 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 137
1941 Template:Player Cincinnati Reds 202
1942 Template:Player Cincinnati Reds 186
1943 Template:Player Cincinnati Reds 174
1944 Template:Player New York Giants 161
1945 Template:Player Pittsburgh Pirates 148
1946 Template:Player Chicago Cubs 135
1947 Template:Player Cincinnati Reds 193
1948 Template:Player St. Louis Cardinals 149
1949 Template:Player Boston Braves 151
1950 Template:Player Boston Braves 191
1951 Template:Player
Template:Player
Brooklyn Dodgers
Boston Braves
164
1952 Template:Player Boston Braves 183
1953 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 198
1954 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 185
1955 Template:Player Chicago Cubs 198
1956 Template:Player Chicago Cubs 176
1957 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 188
1958 Template:Player St. Louis Cardinals 225
1959 Template:Player Los Angeles Dodgers 242
1960 Template:Player Los Angeles Dodgers 246
1961 Template:Player Los Angeles Dodgers 269
1962 Template:Player Los Angeles Dodgers 232
1963 Template:Player Los Angeles Dodgers 306
1964 Template:Player Pittsburgh Pirates 250
1965 Template:Player Los Angeles Dodgers 382
1966 Template:Player Los Angeles Dodgers 317
1967 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 253
1968 Template:Player St. Louis Cardinals 268
1969 Template:Player Chicago Cubs 273
1970 Template:Player New York Mets 283
1971 Template:Player New York Mets 289
1972 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 310
1973 Template:Player New York Mets 251
1974 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 240
1975 Template:Player New York Mets 243
1976 Template:Player New York Mets 235
1977 Template:Player Atlanta Braves 262
1978 Template:Player Houston Astros 303
1979 Template:Player Houston Astros 313
1980 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 286
1981 Template:Player Los Angeles Dodgers 180
1982 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 286
1983 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 275
1984 Template:Player New York Mets 276
1985 Template:Player New York Mets 268
1986 Template:Player Houston Astros 306
1987 Template:Player Houston Astros 270
1988 Template:Player Houston Astros 228
1989 Template:Player St. Louis Cardinals 201
1990 Template:Player New York Mets 233
1991 Template:Player New York Mets 241
1992 Template:Player Atlanta Braves 215
1993 Template:Player Cincinnati Reds 227
1994 Template:Player San Diego Padres 189
1995 Template:Player Los Angeles Dodgers 236
1996 Template:Player Atlanta Braves 276
1997 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 319
1998 Template:Player Philadelphia Phillies 300
1999 Template:Player Arizona Diamondbacks 364
2000 Template:Player Arizona Diamondbacks 347
2001 Template:Player Arizona Diamondbacks 372
2002 Template:Player Arizona Diamondbacks 334
2003 Template:Player Chicago Cubs 266
2004 Template:Player Arizona Diamondbacks 290
2005 Template:Player San Diego Padres 216
2006 Template:Player Cincinnati Reds 216
2007 Template:Player San Diego Padres 240
2008 Template:Player San Francisco Giants 265

American AssociationEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1882 Template:Player Louisville Eclipse 170
1883 Template:Player New York Metropolitans 361
1884 Template:Player Louisville Eclipse 385
1885 Template:Player Pittsburgh Alleghenys 298
1886 Template:Player Baltimore Orioles 513
1887 Template:Player Louisville Colonels 355
1888 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics 272
1889 Template:Player Columbus Solons 368
1890 Template:Player Philadelphia Athletics
Baltimore Orioles
291
1891 Template:Player St. Louis Browns 259

Federal LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1914 Template:Player Indianapolis Hoosiers 236
1915 Template:Player St. Louis Terriers 229

Player's LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1890 Template:Player Chicago Pirates 211

Union AssociationEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1884 Template:Player Chicago Browns/Pittsburgh Stogies
Washington Nationals
483

National AssociationEdit

Year Player Team(s) Strikeouts
1871 Template:Player Cleveland Forest Citys 34
1872 Template:Player Baltimore Canaries 55
1873 Template:Player New York Mutuals 75
1874 Template:Player Chicago White Stockings 18
1875 Template:Player St. Louis Brown Stockings
Brooklyn Atlantics
26

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