{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Lackey tallies 1,000th strikeout vs. Sox

Lackey tallies 1,000th strikeout vs. Sox

|
ANAHEIM -- With a fourth-inning strikeout of Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis on Friday night at Angel Stadium, Angels ace John Lackey joined an exclusive club with 1,000 career strikeouts.

Lackey is the sixth Angels pitcher to reach the figure, with Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan -- Lackey's favorite player growing up in Abilene, Texas -- at the top of the list with 2,416 of his all-time record 5,714 lifetime strikeouts.

Trailing Ryan are Chuck Finley (2,151), Mike Witt (1,283), Frank Tanana (1,233) and Mark Langston (1,112).

Lackey entered the game with 85 career wins, placing him seventh on the franchise leaderboard. Next on the list is Clyde Wright, who won 87 games for the Angels. Finley, with 165, is the all-time club leader in victories

Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español