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Thursday, April 21, 2016

John Smoltz Registers 3,000th Strikeout


On this day in baseball history Atlanta Braves right-hander John Smoltz becomes the 16th pitcher in MLB history to register 3,000 strikeouts. During the course of his career, he would finish with a won-loss record of 213-155 with 154 saves, and an ERA of 3.33. He would register a total of 3,084 strikeouts for his career. He pitched for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, and St. Louis Cardinals. His #29 has been retired by the Atlanta Braves. He won the 1996 Cy Young Award, 1997 Silver Slugger Award, and an 8 time All-Star. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.

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