Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.
Martínez on the field at Fenway Park in 2010
Maddux in 2009
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
Martínez in 2004
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Detroit Tigers fan keep track of their starting pitcher's strikeouts during a game in 2010, with each 'K' representing one strikeout
The batter attempting to advance to first base after an uncaught third strike, which the catcher has already retrieved and is about to throw to the first baseman to record the putout
Derek Lowe (left) and Pedro Martínez at the Red Sox World Series Victory Parade in 2004.
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
An electronic banner announcing the milestone achievement of John Smoltz recording his 3000th strikeout during a game in April 2008
Martínez pitching with the Mets
Martínez with the Mets
Maddux pitching for the Padres
Martínez with Clearwater Threshers on July 26, 2009
Maddux in the dugout in 2008
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.

- Pedro Martínez

Maddux struck out 200+ batters for the only time in his career in 1998.

- Greg Maddux

The other three pitchers who have accomplished this feat are Ferguson Jenkins, Curt Schilling, and Pedro Martínez.

- Greg Maddux

10) Greg Maddux – 3,371

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13) Pedro Martínez – 3,154

- Strikeout

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

- Pedro Martínez
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.

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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

During the Phillies' pennant run in 1993, Schilling went 16–7 with a 4.02 ERA and 186 strikeouts.

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

Clemens with the Red Sox in 1986

Roger Clemens

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

Clemens with the Red Sox in 1986
Clemens pitches at Fenway Park, 1996
Clemens with Boston teammate Don Baylor and President Ronald Reagan
Clemens pitching for the Astros in 2004
Clemens pitching for the Astros in 2005.
Clemens with the Yankees in 2007
Clemens in 1990

Clemens was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league history, tallying 354 wins, a 3.12 earned run average (ERA), and 4,672 strikeouts, the third-most all time.

He logged a pair of wins in the postseason, though he lost Game 3 of the 1999 ALCS in a matchup against Red Sox ace Pedro Martínez, which was the Yankees' only loss in the 1999 playoffs.

His 1.87 ERA was the lowest in the major leagues, the lowest of his 22-season career, and the lowest by any National Leaguer since Greg Maddux in 1995.

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.