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July 11, 1985
In a game won by Houston, 4-3, in 12 innings at the Astrodome, Nolan Ryan fans Mets left fielder Danny Heep in the sixth inning, becoming the first major leaguer to record 4000th career strikeouts. The 'Ryan Express' will end his 27-year Hall of Fame career whiffing 5,714 batters, establishing a major league mark unlikely to be challenged.

August 5, 1986

At Candlestick Park, Giants' southpaw Steve Carlton gets his 4000th strikeout, fanning Reds' center fielder Eric Davis. The historic whiff occurs in the third inning with two runners on base and no outs in the eventual Reds' 11-6 victory.

June 13, 2003
On his fourth attempt, 40 year-old Roger Clemens becomes the 21st pitcher, the first since 1990, to record his 300th victory, tossing 6.2 innings in the Yankees' 5-2 interleague victory over the Cardinals. In the second inning, when Edgar Renteria swings through a full-count fastball, the 'Rocket' also joins Nolan Ryan (5,714) and Steve Carlton (4,136) as just the third hurler to record his 4000th career strikeout.
June 29, 2004
At Bank One Ballpark, Diamondbacks' 40 year-old fireballer Randy Johnson records his 4000th career strikeout, whiffing Padres' third baseman Jeff Cirillo, a fellow USC Trojan, to become the fourth player in major league baseball history to reach the plateau. The 'Big Unit' (3,237 1/3) needs fewer innings than Nolan Ryan (3,844 2/3), Roger Clemens (4,151), and Steve Carlton (4,991 1/3) to accomplish the feat.

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