Has a pitcher ever struck out nine consecutive batters in MLB?

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In baseball or softball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter accumulates three strikes during a time at bat. It usually means the batter is out. A strikeout is a statistic recorded for both pitchers and batters, and is denoted by K.[1]

Although a strikeout suggests that the pitcher dominated the batter, the free-swinging style that generates home runs also leaves batters susceptible to striking out. Some of the greatest home run hitters of all time — such as Alex Rodriguez, Gorman Thomas, Reggie Jackson, and Sammy Sosa — were notorious for striking out.

A pitched ball is ruled a ball by the umpire if the batter did not swing at it and, in that umpire's judgment, it does not pass through the strike zone. Any pitch at which the batter swings or, that in that umpire's judgment...

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Listed below are the pitchers who have struck out 18 or more batters in a nine-inning game, with teams, dates and opponents:

Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks (NL), May 8, 2001, vs. Cincinnati. This game went 11 innings. Johnson recorded all 20 strikeouts in the first nine innings of work, but MLB does not recognize Johnson as having tied the nine-inning strikeout record. Kerry Wood (#), Chicago Cubs (NL), May 6, 1998, vs. Houston. Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox (AL), Sept. 18, 1996, at Detroit. Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox (AL), April 29, 1986, vs. Seattle. Randy Johnson, Seattle Mariners (AL), Aug. 8, 1997, vs. Chicago White Sox. Randy Johnson, Seattle Mariners (AL), June 24, 1997, vs. Oakland. David Cone, New York Mets (NL), Oct. 6, 1991, at Philadelphia. Nolan Ryan, California Angels (AL), Aug 12, 1974, vs. Boston. Tom Seaver, New York Mets (NL), April 22, 1970, vs. San Diego. Steve Carlton, St. Louis Cardinals (NL), Sept. 15, 1969, vs. New York...
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Listed below are the pitchers who have struck out 18 or more batters in a nine-inning Major League game, with teams, dates and opponents:

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Randy Johnson (twice), Seattle Mariners (AL): David Cone, New York Mets (NL), Oct. 6, 1991, at Philadelphia. Nolan Ryan, California Angels (AL), Aug 12, 1974, vs. Boston. Tom Seaver, New York Mets (NL), April 22, 1970, vs. San Diego. Steve Carlton, St. Louis Cardinals (NL), Sept. 15, 1969, vs. New York (NL). Hugh Daily, Chicago Browns (UA), July 7, 1884, vs. Boston.[2][3] Charlie Sweeney, Providence Grays (NL), June 7, 1884, at Boston Beaneaters.[3][4]

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Ben Sheets, Milwaukee Brewers (NL), May 16, 2004, vs. Atlanta. Roger Clemens, Toronto Blue Jays (AL), Aug. 25, 1998, vs. Kansas City. Randy Johnson, Seattle Mariners (AL), Sept. 27, 1992, at Texas (8 innings). ...
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ST. LOUIS — Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale, perhaps the greatest show in baseball these days, tied a Major League record Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, becoming only the second player in history to strike out at least 10 batters in eight consecutive starts.

The only man who has ever achieved the feat was Pedro Martinez, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next months, who also struck out at least 10 batters in eight starts in 1999.

Sale, who also produced his first major-league hit in his 100th career start, struck out 12 batters in eight innings, including every player in the Cardinals’ starting lineup in the White Sox’s 2-1, 11-inning victory at Busch Stadium.

“He’s the greatest pitcher in all of baseball right now,” White Sox teammate Jeff Samardzija told USA TODAY Sports. “There’s nobody better. What he’s doing is just unbelievable. Guys aren’t even coming close.

“You sit on the bench, and try to count the strikeouts, and...

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“To the extent reliever performances get unequivocally awesome, it occurs only over time; but, excepting full-season or full-career stat lines, we don’t really have the infrastructure to easily put performances like Giles’ in context. … I don’t know how rare 23 Ks over nine innings is. If I had to guess, I’d say… it’s a record? If it is, it’s such a buried record that nobody has bothered to ask him about it.” —Me

Let's unbury this record.

We all know that pitchers have struck out 20 batters over the course of nine innings before. Those pitchers are, every child knows from school, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens (twice!), Kerry Wood and Max Scherzer. The nine innings stretched from the start of one game to the end of the same game, and are thus visible and recorded cleanly. Twenty strikeouts in a game is, I guess, the

Longest hitting streak HR in a season Strikeouts in a game HRs, career Consecutive no-hitters[1] ERA in a season Homers in a game RBIs in a...
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In baseball, a

strikeout

occurs when a

pitcher

throws three

strikes

to a

batter

during his time

at bat

. Seventy-five different pitchers have struck out three batters on nine consecutive pitches in a half-

inning

of a

Major League Baseball

(MLB) game , the most recent being

Juan Nicasio

of the

Pittsburgh Pirates

on July 4, 2016. Four players have accomplished the feat—commonly known as an

immaculate inning

—more than once in their career;

Lefty Grove

,

Nolan Ryan

, and

Randy Johnson

each did it twice, while

Sandy Koufax

accomplished the feat three times. No player has ever

struck out four batters

on twelve pitches in an inning.

John Clarkson

was the first player to strike out three batters on nine pitches, doing so in the third inning for the

Boston Beaneaters

against the

Philadelphia Quakers

on June 4, 1889. ''' Out of the 75 pitchers who have accomplished the...

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There are no-hitters and then there are no-hitters. Max Scherzer's gem at Citi Field on Saturday night was certainly the latter. Just how good was the Nationals ace in his 2-0 victory over the Mets? Well, you could make a legitimate argument it was the best game ever pitched.

And while I wouldn't be willing to go that far, there are numbers out there to support the notion. With all due respect to Chris Heston and Mike Fiers, Scherzer's gem was a different breed of no-no.

He didn't allow a walk or a hit-by-pitch, and he would have been perfect, had it not been for Yunel Escobar's low throw on a sixth-inning ground ball. If Clint Robinson makes the pick at first base, it's a perfect game -- and, make no mistake, that's exactly what Scherzer deserved.

There's so much to digest in terms of numbers from this game. But four feats stand out as to why this no-hitter was truly special:

Seventeen strikeouts

To be clear: If Scherzer had struck out 17...

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ACE: the team’s best starting pitcher.

ALLEY: gaps between the fielders that batters could exploit.

BAG: a base. There are four bases at each corner of the baseball diamond – a batter starts at the home plate and after hitting the ball, he needs to run past each base to score a run.

BASES ARE LOADED: batters – at this point known as baserunners – waiting at first, second and third bases.

BASKET CATCH: when a fielder makes a risky catch near his belt level.

BRONX CHEER: an unhappy crowd showing their frustration by booing the on-field action!

BRUSHBACK: a pitch that nearly hits the batter.

CAN OF CORN: a very easy catch by a fielder.

GOOD CHEESE: an impressively fast pitch.

CIRCUS CATCH: a fielder pulling off an incredible, gravity-defying catch.

DINGER/HOMER/DIAL LONG DISTANCE: hitting a home run...

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Five pitchers have done it. This ESPN article from April 14, 2012 lists the following three occurrences:

10 -- Tom Seaver, N.Y. Mets vs. San Diego, April 22, 1970

9 -- Ricky Nolasco, Florida at Atlanta, Sept. 30, 2009

9 -- Aaron Harang, L.A. Dodgers vs. San Diego, April 13, 2012

Then on September 27, 2012, Doug Fister of the Detroit Tigers struck out 9 straight Kansas City Royals batters. (link)

Then on October 3, 2015, Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals struck out 9 straight New York Mets while throwing a no-hitter. (link)

Aaron Harang's nine straight strikeouts on April 13, 2012 came in the first 3 innings, after he gave up a single to the leadoff batter in the first inning....

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ST. LOUIS -- Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale, perhaps the greatest show in baseball these days, tied a Major League record Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, becoming only the second player in history to strike out at least 10 batters in eight consecutive starts.

The only man who has ever achieved the feat was Pedro Martinez, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next months, who also struck out at least 10 batters in eight starts in 1999.

Sale, who also produced his first major-league hit in his 100th career start, struck out 12 batters in eight innings, including every player in the Cardinals' starting lineup in the White Sox's 2-1, 11-inning victory at Busch Stadium.

"He's the greatest pitcher in all of baseball right now,'' White Sox teammate Jeff Samardzija told USA TODAY Sports. "There's nobody better. What he's doing is just unbelievable. Guys aren't even coming close.

"You sit on the bench, and try to count the strikeouts,...

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yes there has in usa baseball a pitchter in a high school game in Ohio he's name is r.l eisenboch i don't know if its spelled right thought
Not in MLB or the minor leagues. But there has been one pitcher that struckout 27 batters in a game. That was Ron Necciai who was pitching for the Bristol Twins of the Appalachian League in 1952. He was credited with 27 strikeouts in a 7-0 no-hitter he pitched against the Welch Miners. He did give up a walk and hit a batter in the game. Another batter reached base on a passed ball on a third strike. Necciai wound up striking out the next batter to record four strikeouts in an inning. The only two batters that hit the ball grounded out to the first baseman and reached base on an error.

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Many pitchers in the history of organized baseball have struck out a lot of hitters in one game but Ron Necciai struck out 27 batters one night 57 years ago.

The date was May 13, 1952 when Necciai started the game in the Class-D Appalachian League game feeling sickly. He was pitching for the Bristol Twins against the Welch Miners in Bristol, VA.

At this time May 13 was known for being the birthday of heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis in 1914 near Lafayette, Alabama. Others born on this date were Bea Arthur of Maude and Golden Girls fame in 1923, Stevie Wonder in 1950 and Dennis Rodman in 1961.

During the game Necciai complained about feeling sick so the manager sent for some cottage cheese to settle his stomach down. In fact, Necciai had been sent to Bristol to rehab from ulcers problems he had experienced at spring training.

He was so dominating that by the fourth inning the Welch batters started trying to bunt for base hits but that didn’t work...

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On Opening Night of the 2013 season, the Astros strucK out 13 times … and won. The next day, the Angels and Reds combined for 30 striKeouts, the most by two teams in a season opener in baseball history. Two days in, and the striKeout extravaganza was on. Again.

The start of this striKeout craze came in 1986-87 when Rob Deer, Pete Incaviglia, Cory Snyder, Bo Jackson and Jim Presley started playing every day. Each strucK out 150 times a year but hit 20 to 30 homers; and as quickly as a Bryce Harper home run leaves the ballpark, it was OK to K. Since then, the striKeout rate has steadily climbed to where it is now: a pace that will make 2013 the biggest striKeout season ever. Through May, the nine biggest striKeout months in history had been the past nine months. In April, there were 15.29 striKeouts per game, five more per game than the average in the 1980s. May (14.98 per game) and the first half of June (15.01) were hardly better. It's an epidemic that, at this pace, has no...

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