New Yankee All-Time Leader

by Bill Chuck on July 2, 2013

Andy Pettitte broke Whitey Ford‘s club record for career strikeouts as the Yankees broke a five-game losing streak with a 10-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Nine to Know

Yankees all-time strikeout leaders

Rk Player SO From To G GS W L W-L% SV IP BB ERA
1 Andy Pettitte 1958 1995 2013 431 422 213 122 .636 0 2697.0 867 3.96
2 Whitey Ford 1956 1950 1967 498 438 236 106 .690 10 3170.1 1086 2.75
3 Ron Guidry 1778 1975 1988 368 323 170 91 .651 4 2392.0 633 3.29
4 Red Ruffing 1526 1930 1946 426 391 231 124 .651 8 3168.2 1066 3.47
5 Lefty Gomez 1468 1930 1942 367 319 189 101 .652 9 2498.1 1090 3.34
6 Mike Mussina 1278 2001 2008 249 248 123 72 .631 0 1553.0 318 3.88
7 Mel Stottlemyre 1257 1964 1974 360 356 164 139 .541 1 2661.1 809 2.97
8 Bob Shawkey 1163 1915 1927 415 274 168 131 .562 26 2488.2 855 3.12
9 Mariano Rivera 1147 1995 2013 1084 10 77 59 .566 634 1249.2 283 2.20
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/2/2013.

Pettitte has 2386 strikeouts overall in his career, good for 39th on the all-time list, just 10 shy of Sandy Koufax.

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