July 17, 2004

5 Ks

One of my favorite baseball trivia questions is, "what is the record for the most strikeouts in a half-inning?" The answer is FIVE, and it's held jointly by two players, or so I was told some time ago.

Yesterday the minor league Lancaster JetHawks matched that accomplishment in a Single-A California League game.

Lancaster JetHawks right-hander Mike Schultz struck out five batters in one inning Thursday night in a 19-4 loss to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Thursday night.

By the way, this article claims that the major league record is only 4 Ks in a half-inning. It may be that my answer of five of them may be for all the pitchers in a half-inning, or the article may be wrong. In any event, I like my stat better.

Posted by jackhodgson at July 17, 2004 12:10 PM