Congratulations to Clayton Kershaw, who became the all-time strikeouts leader for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. In the fourth inning of Los Angeles’ game against the Detroit Tigers, the three-time Cy Young Award winner swinged Spencer Torkelson and missed at an 84 mph slider, recording his 2,697th strikeout in Dodger blue , passing Don Sutton in 167 fewer games. . The Dodgers and their fans almost didn’t get to see that feat, with persistent rumors that Kershaw was open to signing with the Texas Rangers as recently as February. But 2014 NL MVP Kershaw apparently returned to form in the first month of the season after suffering an elbow injury in 2021, and the Dodgers are hoping he can get them back to the World Series in October.
Which brings us to today’s quiz. In honor of Kershaw setting the mark for the Dodgers, we want to see how many players with the most career strikeouts for each MLB franchise you can name in five minutes.