Mariano Rivera Career Strikeouts Overview

During Mariano Rivera's 19-year Major League Baseball career, he had a lifetime total of 1173 strikeouts, an average of 62 strikeouts per season. 1996 was his best season with 130 strikeouts and his worst season was 2012 when he had 8 strikeouts. Mariano Rivera is middlin' tier compared to similar player cohorts career totals, not clearly beating or being beat by Panama (308.52631578947), Gen X (381.77117263844), mlb (347.409776226), RP (202.15032236172), and Y (2134.7777777778) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

Strikeouts are outs recorded by the pitcher or team's pitchers when the player at bat accumulates 3 strikes before putting the ball in play, is walked, or hit by a pitch. Strikes are accumlated by swinging and missing a pitch, not swinging at a pitch in the strike zone, or by hitting a foul ball. Foul ball strkes however are not counted for a third strike unless the foul results from a bunt or is a foul tip third strike caught by the catcher. Generally, for Strikeouts, higher is better. (Source)

Mariano Rivera Lifetime Strikeouts and Similar Stats

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Mariano Rivera Strikeouts By Year Line Chart

This line chart shows Mariano Rivera's yearly Strikeouts for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, RP, and players from their country of birth. For these groups, averages are calculated for each group's performance for the defined year.
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Mariano Rivera Cumulative Strikeouts by Year

This line chart attempts to show show how Mariano Rivera's career Strikeouts progressed by year. Each year on the chart represents Mariano Rivera's career Strikeouts at the end of that season.
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Mariano Rivera Strikeouts By Year Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Mariano Rivera and related player groups by summarizing Strikeouts for each season played by Mariano Rivera. The box represents the middle 50% of the data for each player with the line in the box being the median value. The whiskers represent the ranges for the top and bottom 25% of the data. Review the spread and medians to draw your conclusions!
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Mariano Rivera Strikeouts Per Season Stats Table

This table shows Mariano Rivera Strikeouts stats per season for his full MLB career with the aggregationsā€™ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. Also included, for comparison, are season player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, RP, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Mariano Rivera career.

Note: "ā€”" indicate there were no players for comparison for a specific year. Most commonly this happens for the hall of fame group where there may not have been a hall of famer playing that year.
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