Old man Jack Greinke, who turns 40 in October, has written one of the rare records in the major leagues. He struck out 1000 different batters. This is the 5th record of all time.
Greinke started the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers held at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the 14th (Korean time), recording 5 innings, 3 hits, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs. The game ended in a 3-4 loss to Kansas City, but Greinke left his name in history that day.
He struck out rookies Bryce Tourang and Joey Wimmer to become the pitcher who struck out 1,000 batters against so far. So far, Greinke’s name has been included in the record held by only four players in the American and National Leagues, Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Greg Maddox, and Roger Clemens.
According to MLB.com, Greinke had heard that the record was in front of him, but he said he was unaware of it before the game. He said that as he went into the dugout after pitching in the fifth inning, he realized that the players’ reactions were something different. Greinke said, “I was more excited than usual. Then I thought, ‘Oh, that happened.'”
Greinke made his major league debut in 2004 and has been in the starting rotation for 20 years until this year. He was responsible for 3293⅔ career innings and struck out 2914 batters. In 2009, he struck out a whopping 242 batters in 33 games and 229⅓ innings.토토사이트
He made his major league debut in Kansas City and was traded to Milwaukee in 2012, and since 2013 he has played with Ryu Hyun-jin in the Dodgers. After passing through Arizona and Houston, he wore the uniform of Kansas City, his parent team, again last year.
Salvador Pérez, who worked with Greinke on the day the record was set, said, “I’m really happy that I was behind home plate. Greinke will definitely go to the Hall of Fame. God allowed me to play on the same team as a Hall of Fame pitcher. thank you,” he said.