15 Facts – Felix Strikeouts
Felix Hernandez made history in his last start when he pushed himself into a tie with Randy Johnson for the career strikeout lead in Seattle Mariners history. Today we celebrate his accomplishment with 15 facts about Felix strikeouts.
Felix is one strikeout away from passing Randy Johnson to become the M’s all-time K King.
- Felix Hernandez 2,162
- Randy Johnson 2,162
Felix has recorded strikeouts versus all but two teams in Major League Baseball.
- Seattle Mariners
- St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals will visit Safeco Field for a weekend series June 24th to the 26th.
The top three teams by strikeout for Felix:
- Angels 301
- Rangers 279
- A’s 272
Felix has fanned the fourth hitter in the batting order more than any other.
- Batting 4th 274
- Batting 8th 260
- Batting 5th 257
Grant Green owns the most AB’s versus Felix with nothing but strikeouts.
0-5 5 K’s
Felix has recorded 6 seasons of 200 or more strikeouts which is tied for 12th most in MLB . Here are the top 11:
- Nolan Ryan 15
- Randy Johnson 13
- Roger Clemens 12
- Tom Seaver 10
- Pedro Martinez 9
- Bob Gibson 9
- Bert Blyleven 8
- Steve Carlton 8
- Gaylord Perry 8
- Mickey Lolich 7
- Walter Johnson 7
Felix has fanned seven of his current teammates.
- Nelson Cruz 17
- Chris Iannetta 11
- Adam Lind 9
- Robinson Cano 7
- Seth Smith 7
- Leonys Martin 5
- Franklin Gutierrez 2
Felix Hernandez is currently 59th on the career Major League strikeout list with 2,162. He is 200 K’s away from passing 8 more Hall of Famers on the list.
- Pete Alexander 2,198
- Jim Palmer 2,212
- Eddie Plank 2,246
- Lefty Grove 2,266
- Juan Marichal 2,303
- Rube Waddell 2,316
- Early Wynn 2,334
- Robin Roberts 2,357
He is already ahead of 31 Hall of Fame pitchers including Catfish Hunter, Whitey Ford and Cy Young.
The nine hitters Felix has K’d the most:
- Torii Hunter 22
- Curtis Granderson 21
- Josh Hamilton 21
- Mike Trout 21
- David Murphy 20
- Erick Aybar 17
- Nelson Cruz 17
- Mark Teixeira 17
- Alex Rios 17
Felix has fanned 10 or more in a game 35 times in his career.
35 games of 10+ K’s is 35th in MLB history
Henry Blanco caught Felix 11 times when he was with Seattle. He is one of 19 catchers to record a K from The King. Here are the catchers who have caught the most Felix K’s:
- Kenji Johjima 406
- Mike Zunino 401
- Rob Johnson 300
Pitchers have faced Felix 26 times and 12 is the number of times they have not struck out.
(2-26) .077 14 K’s
Jay Gibbons and Brennan Boesch each have 13 at-bats versus Felix without striking out. That is the most for any hitter without a K.
Felix is 14th for strikeouts for a pitcher within one ballpark since 1913
- Steve Carlton 1,615 (Veterans Stadium)
- Mickey Lolich 1,536 (Tiger Stadium)
- Don Sutton 1,498 (Dodger Stadium)
- Nolan Ryan 1,446 (Anaheim Stadium)
- Phil Niekro 1,442 (Fulton County Stadium)
- Roger Clemens 1,398 (Fenway Park)
- Tom Seaver 1,370 (Shea Stadium)
- Walter Johnson 1,242 (Griffith Stadium)
- Chuck Finley 1,236 (Anaheim Stadium)
- Dazzy Vance 1,201 (Ebbets Field)
- Randy Johnson 1,192 (Kingdome)
- Jim Palmer 1,191 (Memorial Stadium)
- Juan Marichal 1,144 (Candlestick Park)
- Felix Hernandez 1,139 (Safeco Field)
- Randy Johnson 1,138 (Chase Field)
Felix set his career high of 15 strikeouts on June 8, 2014 versus Tampa Bay. He did it in 7 innings.