15 Facts – Felix Strikeouts

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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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The top three teams by strikeout for Felix:

  • Angels 301
  • Rangers 279
  • A’s 272

 

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Felix has fanned the fourth hitter in the batting order more than any other.

  • Batting 4th 274
  • Batting 8th 260
  • Batting 5th 257

 

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Grant Green owns the most AB’s versus Felix with nothing but strikeouts.

0-5  5 K’s

 

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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

 

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 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

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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 Pitchers have faced Felix 26 times and 12 is the number of times they have not struck out.

(2-26) .077 14 K’s

 

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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.

 

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 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)

 

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Felix set his career high of 15 strikeouts on June 8, 2014 versus Tampa Bay. He did it in 7 innings.

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