Today in Baseball History
April 27, 1983 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Brad Mills to become baseball’s all-time leader in strike outs with 3,509 moving ahead of Walter Johnson. Ryan and the Astros would win 4-2 over the Expos.
Nolan would go on to strike out 5,714 batters over his career. He is the only one with more than 5,000 and he is 839 strikeouts ahead of his nearest competitor, Randy Johnson.