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John Smoltz (right) celebrates with catcher Brian McCann after his 3,000th strikeout. (AP)
Fan club: Smoltz moves
into elite pitching company

Braves ace John Smoltz became only the 16th pitcher in Major League history to reach 3,000 career strikeouts on April 22, 2008, when he fanned the Nationals' Felipe Lopez in the third inning at Turner Field. Full story > | En EspaƱol >
Smoltz notches No. 3,000
John Smoltz fans Washington's Felipe Lopez at Turner Field to join one of baseball's most exclusive clubs. Watch >


Rank - PlayerTotalYears
1. Nolan Ryan 5,71427
2. Roger Clemens4,67224
3. Randy Johnson4,62920
4. Steve Carlton4,13624
5. Bert Blyleven3, 70122
6. Tom Seaver3,64020
Rank - PlayerTotalYears
7. Don Sutton3,57423
8. Gaylord Perry3,53422
9. Walter Johnson3,50921
10. Phil Niekro3,34224
11. Greg Maddux 3,28722
12. Ferguson Jenkins3,19219
Rank - PlayerTotalYears
13. Bob Gibson3,11717
14. Curt Schilling3,11620
15. Pedro Martinez3,03116
16. John Smoltz3,00620
   
   
Smoltz latest, greatest to reach milestone
Teammates, opponents in awe of right-hander's ability. Full story >
Singer: Smoltz deserves spot in elite company
John Smoltz epitomizes dominance and longevity. Full story >
John Smoltz Archives & News
Nationals extend their congratulations
40th B-day edition: Q&A with Smoltz
Adding another feather to cap
Smoltz fans 10 to near 3,000
Smoltz reflects on Braves pennant runs



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Harold Reynolds on the influences that have helped John Smoltz. 400K
Smoltz's milestone night
John Smoltz's 3,000th strikeout was one of 10 against the Nationals. 400K

• Smoltz discusses milestone 400K
• Fans 10 Marlins on 4/18/08 400K
• Smoltz shuts down Nats 400K
• Smoltz's strong '08 debut 400K
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