"In 1974, according to beat writers in attendance, Ryan threw 259 pitches in a 12-inning win over Kansas City."
"On May 1, 1920, Brooklyn and Boston played a 1-1 tie that lasted 26 innings. Incredibly, pitchers Leon Cadore and Joe Oeschger each went the distance. Historians estimate that Cadore threw 345 pitches, Oeschger 319."
"...1963 matchup between the Giants' Juan Marichal and the Braves' Warren Spahn, each going the distance in a 16-inning game that ended on Willie Mays' homer. Marichal threw 227 pitches that night, and there was a point when his catcher, Ed Bailey, told him, "Don't let them take you out. Win or lose, this is great.""
April 27, 1993: Pirates knuckler Tim Wakefield tossed 172 pitches over 10+ innings in a 6-2 victory against the Atlanta Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County stadium. (Wakefield scored one of four Pirate runs in the 11th inning but was lifted after walking the first two batters in the bottom of the 11th.).
In the playoffs, the record is held by Luis Tiant, who threw 163 pitches in Game 4 of the 1975 World Series, a complete-game win for the Red Sox.
Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators threw 228 pitches in a 16 inning complete game victory over the Baltimore Orioles in 1962. In this game Cheney struckout 21 batters which, as of 2010, is the MLB record for most batters struckout by a pitcher in a game.
Without checking, Cy Young. He threw waaaaay more innings than anyone else. Pitch count data is spotty at best prior to the 1990s, but according the baseball-reference.com the most pitches thrown: in a single game is: 5/17/61, 207 pitches by Stan Williams in 11 innings in a single season is: 4052 by Randy Johnson in 2001. Obviously nowhere near the record, but it's the best we've got.
On many occasions, a relief pitcher has come into the game, then been substituted without ever throwing even one pitch, so the answer to the question as worded is 0. The fewest pitches in a Major League game by a pitcher who pitched a complete game is 44, accomplished by Charlie Barrett.
58 pitches by Boston Braves starter Red Barrett, August 10, 1944, against the Cincinatti Reds.
In 1944, Charley "Red" Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only FIFTY-EIGHT pitches during a nine inning complete game. Barrett's Braves shutout the Reds 2 - 0 and the game set major league records for least number of pitches known to have been thrown by a single pitcher in a complete game and shortest game played at night.
58 Red Barret Red Sox 1944
The franchise record for wins in a season is 41 by Jack Chesbro in 1904.
every single pitch that is not called as a strike.
Pedro Martinez. Martinez holds the Red Sox single season strikeout record with 313 in 1999.
Kerry wood and Roger Clemens both struck out 20 in a single game which is currently the record
Mike Marshall of the Los Angeles Dodgers with 106 in 1974.Through the 2009 season, Marshall is the only pitcher in MLB history to have pitched in 100+ games in a season.
That would be called a no-hitter.
Ron Guidry Guidry set the Yankees single game record when he struckout 18 California Angels in a game on June 17, 1978.
The most strikeouts by a single pitcher in a single MLB game is 21 by Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators in a game against the Baltimore Orioles in 1962. The game lasted 16 innings and Cheney pitched all 16. The most strikeouts by a single pitcher in a 9 inning game is 20 and is held jointly by Kerry Wood, Randy Johnson, and Roger Clemens.
Charlie Barrett 1944 58 pitches!
20. Kerry Wood struckout 20 Houston Astros on May 6, 1998 to tie the MLB record for strikeouts by a pitcher in a 9 inning game.
Joe Wood of the 1912 Red Sox with 34 wins (record was 34-5).
As of the 2010 season, the Yankees team record for strikeouts by a pitcher in a season is 248 by Ron Guidry in 1978.
Jim Slaton who did it twice in 1973 & 1976.
Barry Bonds set the single season home run record with 73 home runs in 2001.
The record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game by a minor league pitcher was set by Ron Necciai, who struck out 27 batters in a Class-D game between the Appalachian League Bristol Twins and the Welsh Miners (May 13, 1952).
Alex Cora, since baseball started counting pitches in an at bat somewhere in the 80's. It was an 18 pitch AB while playing for the Dodgers against the Cubs. Matt Clement was on the Hill and Cora homered on the last pitch he saw, the 18th.AnswerI haven't heard of anything close to that. Its about 24-29 Luke Appling is credited with 24. AnswerThe pitcher continues to pitch until the third strike or the 4th ball is thrown, or the ball is put in play. Theoretically it could be infinite. As for the record, unfortunately no stats are kept. Anecdotally, Luke Appling worked a 24 pitch at bat once, which is supposedly the record.
Jim Slaton who did it twice in 1973 & 1976.