On July 4, 1984, future Hall of Famer Phil Niekro collects his 3,000th career strikeout. Pitching for the New York Yankees, the knuckleballing veteran fans Larry Parrish of the Texas Rangers to reach the milestone.
May 10, 1944
Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers becomes the first major league pitcher to reach the 5,000 strikeout mark
August 22, 1989
August 11, 1929