How many players who have had a lengthy career of say at least 1500 games played and have had more career strikeouts than games played?
Jim Thome will soon become the second player in history to strikeout 2,500 times. Through April 13 he had 2491 strikeouts in 2490 games played.
While he may not play enough to pass the all-time leader Reggie Jackson in strikeouts in 2012, (Jackson's record is 2,597 Ks ), Thome might do it in 2013 should he continue playing next season. What's more, Thome's strikeoout rate of 2491 in 2490 games is much higher than Jackson's stikeouts to games ratio of 2597 strikeouts in 2820 career games.