Apr 6, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) looks on while on the mound during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers’ Yu Darvish fastest to 500 Ks


In the bottom of the first inning of his 2014 debut, the American League strikeout king added another milestone to his list of accomplishments.

Upon striking out Rookie of the Year Wil Myers, it was announced on 570 KLIF in Dallas that Darvish had reached the 500 strikeout plateau. This made him the fastest pitcher to reach the 500 strikeout mark since Kerry Wood. Darvish reached the milestone in 401.2 innings. That’s three less than Wood did it in.

The Rangers’ ace led in strikeouts with 277 last season.

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