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How many strikeouts can a pitcher get in one inning?


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2015-07-16 19:32:22
2015-07-16 19:32:22

Unlimited: If third strike gets past the catcher the runner can advance to the base and it could keep going.... :-)

Correct :3. If the third strike gets past the catcher and the runner advances to base, it's not a strikeout.

The "Correct " is actually wrong. A strikeout is recorded whenever a batter receives a third strike. There are instances of pitchers notching 4 strike outs in a half inning. So it is possible to have a trillion strike outs in a single inning.

It has happening a few dozen times.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats19.shtml

4. the correct answer is wrong. You can get as many strikeouts as you want per inning because the ball can get past the catcher but the batter can make it to first. there would be no earned runs in the inning though

The correct answer is 4, by striking out the side and then striking out when the pitcher is at bat himself

You can have unlimited strikeouts in an inning, by the catcher not stopping the 3rd strike, but 1st base must be unoccupied. the most ever accomplished in a game is 5 twice, but those were only exhibition games. 4 is the current record for a regular/playoff game.

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For the Los Angeles Angels single game records, the pitcher with the most strikeouts in one game of nine innings is Nolan Ryan with 19. The pitcher with the most strikeouts in a game with extra innings is also Nolan Ryan with 19. The pitcher with the most strikeouts in one inning is Chuck Finley with 4. The record for most strikeouts in a game by the team is 18. The player with the most strikeouts in one game while batting is Dallas McPherson with 4. The most strikeouts by a batter in a game with extra innings is Billy Cowan with 6.

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Yes, and as a matter of fact, in MLB history there have been about 40-50 pitches credited with 4 strikeouts in one inning because of this. Click on the 'Four Strikeouts in One Inning' link below to see all MLB pitchers that have been credited with four strikeouts in one inning.

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There can be an infinite number of strikeouts in one inning. Usually and most of the time there are three but there are times it can be 4 or more. If the catcher drops a third strike and the batter reaches first base safely, that is still recorded as a strikeout for the pitcher.

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if on one of the strike outs the catcher drops the ball and the batter reaches first base safely the out does not count

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It is impossible to have 4 strikeouts in one inning because every strikeout is an out, and an inning ends when there is three outs. This "Answer" is wrong. A strikeout is recorded whenever a batter gets a strike three. If the ball gets past the catcher and the hitter gets to the base in time before the throw, there is a strikeout but no out. There have been 50 pitchers with 4 strikeouts in a single inning, Totaling up to 54 times. The most recent was Milwaukee Brewer's pitcher Manny Parra


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