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 Strikeout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat.
In scoring, a strikeout is recorded as a backward-facing K. Some scorers record strikeouts where the batter didn't swing at the last pitch with a backwards-facing K, also recorded as K-C.
The use of "K" for a strikeout was invented by Henry Chadwick, a newspaper journalist.
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 A New 3,000 Strikeout Club? | BaseballLibrary.com
While 3000 strikeouts is some time away, many other free swingers will soon join Jackson over the next 10 years in his 2000 strikeout club.
Others creeping up on 1500 strikeouts in the next few years are the Indians' Jim Thome, Tampa Bay's Greg Vaughn, Cincinnati's Ken Griffey Jr., and Arizona's Matt Williams.
The biggest strikeout number may still come from a younger player like Glaus, who is just 25-years old with 515 strikeouts in less than 1900 career at bats.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/submit/Szarka_Tommy1.stm   (1485 words)

 The Baseball Analysts: A New Way to Measure Strikeout Proficiency
Strikeouts per nine innings is very effective but strikeouts as a percentage of batters faced is even better.
Posted by: anonymous at February 20, 2006 11:26 AM Strikeouts are important, but a pitcher can be quite successful without a high K-rate as long as he is consistently ahead in the count.
His thesis is that pitchers who strikeout lots of batters and are efficient in their use of pitches are very effective pitchers.
baseballanalysts.com /archives/2006/02/a_new_way_to_me.php   (3488 words)

 ESPN.com - Major League Baseball - History's strikeout kings
Nonetheless, he led the NL in strikeouts his first seven years in the league and no pitcher dominated in strikeouts compared to the league average as did Vance.
He led the IL in strikeouts from 1921 to 1924 and when he finally joined the Philadelphia Athletics, Grove paced the AL in strikeouts his first seven seasons.
Clemens is the quintessential power pitcher, with a 96-mph fastball that he locates all over the strike zone, a nasty four-seam fastball and a split-fingered pitch that he likes to use with two strikes.
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 Strikeout - Official Website - Punk Music Band
Strikeout were victourious in the opening round of the competition.
As defending champions the pressure was on, and in a near voting result, Strikeout were voted the best act of the night.
Strikeout will be playing at the Albert, Southport on Saturday 14th August.
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 Operation Strikeout - West Midlands Police   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A special task force of 100 strong officers have been tasked and primed ready to tackle robbery and violence on site when and wherever needed in every town and city across our region.
Prolific Offenders have been warned that Strikeout is ready with special tactical initiatives to deter and catch repeat criminals, who are responsible for 30 per cent of all crime recorded.
Every available resource has been utilised to give Strikeout the best means possible at reducing robbery and violent crime.
www.west-midlands.police.uk /opstrikeout/index.shtml   (174 words)

 A Strikeout: The Cruelest Out of All | BaseballLibrary.com
There is an instance in which a strikeout can be as good as a base on balls.
They criticized Mantle’s 111 strikeouts, which was an enormously high number at that time, even for a free swinger, and lamented that he would never become a truly great player unless he drastically reduced his strikeouts.
The obligatory “I have to cut down on my strikeouts” is ever present in sound bites, but little is done to remedy the problem.
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 Strikeout changed Soriano's career
Soriano's dramatic strikeout of Boston's Nomar Garciaparra in the eighth inning Aug. 17 brought an end to any thought of making him into a starting pitcher.
For New York, Rivera got good money after a monster 1996 season (2.09 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 107 2/3 innings), but the pay was much lower than what it would have been if the Yankees had waited to sign him once he bloomed as a closer.
Strikeouts per nine innings: Soriano 11.55; Rivera 10.87.
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 ESPN.com - MLB - Prep star sets strikeout record   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Labek said he was unaware of his strikeout total though he thought it was "somewhere in the 30s" when he came off the mound and saw all the "K" signs fans had posted along a fence.
The previous record for strikeouts in an extra-inning game was 37, set by Billy Brimm of Asher (Okla.) High in 1971 in a 17-inning game.
A week later, he tossed 121 pitches, the last of which was a fastball that sailed into his catcher's mitt for his 40th strikeout.
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 Fourth Outfielder: The Strikeout, TTO, and why Dodgers fans should be thinking about them - Part I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The considerable advantage in OPS was expected, as strikeouts and power have long been known to have a high correlation plus there is a bit of self selection since home runs are part of what makes someone a TTO hitter.
The difference between a strikeout and any other type of out isn't overwhelming at all (3/100ths of a run or so, according to Click, as you point out), but it is undisputable.
The real question is to what extent is it possible for hitters to cut down on strikeouts without sacrificing the other more positive aspects of their game (though I'm sure that's not a question hitters are oblivious too), and therefore if reducing strikeouts is really a lofty goal.
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 Ohio State Sweeps Falcons :: Vrabel becomes BGSU's career strikeout leader.
BGSU starter Liz Vrabel, who had gotten an inning-ending strikeout of Ashley Cutcliff to end the first frame, responded with a swinging strikeout of Liz Caputo.
Vrabel got a strikeout of Caputo, but Hibma laid down a bunt, and all runners were safe as Baker beat the toss to the plate.
the junior has posted three of the top-four seasonal strikeout totals in her first three years, with 168 as a freshman and 170 as a sophomore...
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 No. 15 Bulldogs Halt Long Island in 5-0 Win :: Jamie Southern eclipses 900 career strikeout plateau while cracking NCAA ...
With 13 strikeouts recorded against Long Island, Jamie Southern not only eclipsed the 900 career strikeout plateau but she also cracked the NCAA Division I career strikeout list and is currently ranked No. 30 with 902.
With 13 strikeouts, Southern not only eclipsed the 900 career strikeout plateau but she also cracked the NCAA Division I career strikeout list and is ranked No. 30 with 902.
The three-time WAC Pitcher of the Week, who also is coming off her 70th career victory over Campbell and 50th career shutout win against Long Beach State, pitched her second two-hitter of the season as she walked no Blackbirds to improve to 14-3 overall with 12 shutouts.
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 USATODAY.com - Johnson passes Seaver on strikeout list   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Johnson finished the afternoon with a major-league leading 240 strikeouts this season — 10 more than teammate Curt Schilling, who pitches Sunday.
His third of the game —; against Preston Wilson for the first out of the second — was No. 3,641 and sent him ahead of Seaver.
The game was Johnson's 11th double-digit strikeout performance this year and the 182nd of his career, second only to Nolan Ryan's 215.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/games/2002-08-10-marlins-dbacks_x.htm   (525 words)

 Technorati Tag: strikeout   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Strikeout   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Once the option button with the line symbol is selected, drag your cursor (while holding down the left mouse button) across the text you wish to strikeout.
After you have drawn the strikeout line, you may move it by dragging the blue strikeout end point with your mouse.
You may resize the strikeout line by dragging the red strikeout end point with your mouse.
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 Rich's Weekend Baseball BEAT
Grove, who led the A.L. with 24 wins and 183 strikeouts, was tagged with one of his only eight losses for the year.
Koufax blows down Allison swinging for his tenth strikeout of the game and second consecutive shutout, this time for all the grand marbles as the Dodgers beat the host Twins, 2-0, to wrap up the 1965 World Series championship.
Mathewson's totals included three shutout wins, 18 strikeouts, 14 hits allowed, and only one walk in what may be the most remarkable pitching performance in World Series history.
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 ESPN Classic - Clemens' 20 Ks in 1986 set MLB record
"The Rocket" also tied the American League record of eight consecutive strikeouts (aided by first baseman Don Baylor's error on a foul pop during the streak).
Two years later he became the team's all-time strikeout leader, passing Cy Young.
He won his third Cy Young the next season, going 18-10, 2.62, leading the majors in innings pitched (271 1/3) and tying for the strikeout lead (241).
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 Should a strikeout option .... - WebIS, Inc. Forums
Actually jusr grey, with an option of strikeout is good..
Strikeout should be the default - it's the most obvious/distinctive for the first time user.
Strikeout and grey is the option that works for me
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 Big Unit breaks lefty strikeout record - Results - MSNBC.com
PHOENIX - Knowing he was close to beating Steve Carlton’s major league record for strikeouts by a left-hander, Randy Johnson still prepared the same way.
Johnson pitched eight strong innings and finished with 4,139 strikeouts, passing Carlton (4,136) for third overall on the career list behind only Nolan Ryan (5,714) and Roger Clemens (4,287).
Johnson has a major league-best 268 strikeouts this season and leads the majors with a 2.74 ERA and.190 batting average by opponents.
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 strikeout leaders - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com
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Major League Baseballs strikeout leader for 2003, Kerry Wood has been dominating batter since his arrival on the Cubs in 1998.
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 purevolume™ | Strikeout Semester
Keep a look out for it, it'll rock your socks off...
All songs, lyrics and pictures © 2005 Strikeout Semester.
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 MSN Encarta - Reggie Jackson
Spend less time searching and more time learning.
Reggie Jackson, born in 1946, American baseball player, the sixth-leading home run hitter of all time (563) and the all-time career strikeout leader (2597).
Jackson was born Reginald Martinez Jackson in Wyncote, Pennsylvania.
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 Easter Seals New Hampshire: Strikeout Program
RiverStone Resources LLC of Manchester is proud to have partnered with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the "Strikeout Program" to benefit Easter Seals NH.
For each strikeout registered by the Fisher Cats pitchers during the 2005 regular season, RiverStone donated $10.00 to Easter Seals.
Gammon expressed the heartfelt appreciation of everyone at Easter Seals NH: "The innovative Strikeout Program exemplifies the type of community teamwork and support so essential to Easter Seals in providing critically needed services for people with disabilities and their families throughout the state.
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 Amazon.com: Strikeout : A Celebration of the Art of Pitching: Books: William Curran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This item is not eligible for Amazon Prime, but over a million other items are.
Publisher: learn how customers can search inside this book.
A worthy addition to Curran's books on hitting (Big Sticks) and fielding (Mitts), this relaxed, informal history treats the art and science of pitching from 1846 to the present.
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 Fool.com: Supermarket Strikeout [Motley Fool Take] October 16, 2003
Fool.com: Supermarket Strikeout [Motley Fool Take] October 16, 2003
The result is a strike that is going to be a strikeout for the supermarkets.
Strike One: The Motley Fool has covered the peril Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) poses with its pricing power.
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 MLB.com Store - Tri-Star 3000 Strikeout Club Texas Rangers Nolan Ryan Signed Shadowbox w/Jersey
Add this limited edition 3000 Strikeout Club Texas Rangers Shadowbox with jersey to your collection.
This officially licensed collectible from Tristar Productions features a Rangers jersey signed by: Nolan Ryan, Don Sutton, Steve Carlton, Phil Niekro, Gaylord Perry, Tom Seaver and Roger Clemens.
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