Nolan Ryan - Arguably the greatest pitcher to ever live. His career strikeout total of 5, 714 will never be beat. To put it in perspective Justin Verlander lead the major leagues last year with 250 strikeouts. In order to beat Ryan's record he wold have to do that for 22 years. Ryan also holds the record for no hitters. He threw 7 no hitters. Another record that will never be beat.
Nolan "The Texas Express" Ryan. Author of 7 career no-hitters, baseball's all-time strikeout king with and single-season strikeout king with all major league records. As a rookie, he helped us win the 69 World Series!