On May 10, 2015 — On Mother’s Day, 29 year-old Felix Hernandez becomes the fourth youngest player to strike out 2,000 batters when he whiffs Oakland A’s outfielder Sam Fuld in the Seattle Mariners’ 4-3 victory at Safeco Field. Only Walter Johnson, Bert Blyleven, and Sam McDowell have accomplished the feat at a younger age than the Seattle right-hander known as King Felix.


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