Monday, September 29, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #206 - 1977 Strikeout Leaders


  • Fans of the Atlanta Braves didn't have much to cheer about in 1977. Phil Niekro led the NL in strikeouts for the only time in his career. He easily outdistanced hard-throwing J.R. Richard.
  • Nolan Ryan led the AL in strikeouts for the fifth time in 1977. Ryan led the AL in strikeouts nine times and led the NL in strikeouts twice.
  • Hall of Fame count:
    • National League: 3 - Phil Niekro, Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver
    • American League: 4 - Nolan Ryan, Jim Palmer, Bert Blyleven, Gaylord Perry