Tom Cheney strikeouts 21 in extra innings

Sep 12, 1962 | Extra Innings, Pitching Feats, strikeouts

On September 12, 1962, Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators sets a major league record for most strikeouts in an extra-inning game. Cheney fans 21 batters in 16 innings, winning a 2-1 decision against the Baltimore Orioles… Bud Zipfel’s 16th-inning home run off Dick Hall gives the Senators the win. The 27 year-old right-handed fireballer tosses 228 pitches in the three-hour and 59-minute Memorial Stadium contest.
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