Maddux in 2009
Nolan Ryan is Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout leader at 5,714.
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, second all-time in strikeouts, is one of only three left-handed pitchers with 3,000 strikeouts.
An electronic banner announces John Smoltz' 3000th strikeout during a game in April 2008.
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
Maddux pitching for the Padres
Maddux in the dugout in 2008

The other teams with multiple members are the Chicago Cubs (Ferguson Jenkins and Greg Maddux), the New York Yankees (Phil Niekro and Sabathia), and the Houston Astros (Nolan Ryan and Justin Verlander).

- 3,000 strikeout club

He is one of only ten pitchers ever to achieve both 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts, and is the only pitcher to record more than 300 wins, more than 3,000 strikeouts, and fewer than 1,000 walks (exactly 999 walks overall).

- Greg Maddux
Maddux in 2009

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Schilling with the Red Sox

Curt Schilling

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American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who is a commentator for conservative media outlet BlazeTV.

American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who is a commentator for conservative media outlet BlazeTV.

Schilling with the Red Sox
1997 Philadelphia Phillies #38 Curt Schilling road jersey
Curt Schilling on the mound
Pitchers Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Éric Gagné, pitching coach John Farrell and Schilling prior to a Red Sox game at Safeco Field
Curt Schilling hoisting the Commissioner's Trophy during the Red Sox 2007 World Series Parade.
Schilling presenting an "Above and Beyond Award" in 2007.
Schilling and Ice Cube promoting Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

He is a member of the 3,000 strikeout club and has the highest strikeout-to-walk ratio of any of its inactive members.

The other three who accomplished this feat are Fergie Jenkins, Greg Maddux, and former Boston Red Sox ace and teammate Pedro Martínez.

Jenkins in 1973

Ferguson Jenkins

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Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and coach.

Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and coach.

Jenkins in 1973
Jenkins in 1997

He led the NL in strikeouts in 1969 and had over 3,000 strikeouts during his career.

Jenkins, fellow Cub Greg Maddux, Curt Schilling, and Pedro Martínez are the only major league pitchers to ever record more than 3,000 strikeouts with fewer than 1,000 walks.

Martínez on the field at Fenway Park in 2010

Pedro Martínez

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Dominican-American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from to, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from to.

Dominican-American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from to, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from to.

Martínez on the field at Fenway Park in 2010
Martínez in 2004
Derek Lowe (left) and Pedro Martínez at the Red Sox World Series Victory Parade in 2004.
Martínez pitching with the Mets
Martínez with the Mets
Martínez with Clearwater Threshers on July 26, 2009
Martínez pitching during his brief stint with the Phillies in 2009
Martínez speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015

He reached the 3,000 strikeout mark in fewer innings than any pitcher except Randy Johnson, and is the only pitcher to compile over 3,000 career strikeouts with fewer than 3,000 innings pitched; Martínez' career strikeout rate of 10.04 per nine innings trails only Johnson (10.61) among pitchers with over 1,500 innings.

Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux and Curt Schilling had previously done likewise.

Smoltz in 2016

John Smoltz

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American former baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1988 to 2009, all but the last year with the Atlanta Braves.

American former baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1988 to 2009, all but the last year with the Atlanta Braves.

Smoltz in 2016
Smoltz in 2007
Smoltz in 2007
Smoltz with the Boston Red Sox
Smoltz with the Cardinals on September 3, 2009
Fans at Turner Field stand and applaud after Smoltz's 3000th career strikeout on April 22, 2008.

An eight-time All-Star, Smoltz was part of a celebrated trio of starting pitchers, along with Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who propelled Atlanta to perennial pennant contention in the 1990s, highlighted by a championship in the 1995 World Series.

Smoltz led the NL in wins, winning percentage, strikeouts and innings pitched twice each, and his NL total of 3,084 strikeouts ranked fifth in league history when he retired.

Cy Young is the all-time leader in wins.

300 win club

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Group of pitchers who have won 300 or more games.

Group of pitchers who have won 300 or more games.

Cy Young is the all-time leader in wins.
Kid Nichols was the youngest pitcher to win 300 games, achieving the feat at age 30.
Randy Johnson is the most recent member of the 300-win club.

Since 1990, only four pitchers have joined the 300-win club: Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Johnson.

Ten members of the 300-win club are also members of the 3,000 strikeout club.