For a pitcher, the strikeout is a stat that shows the ability to fool opposing hitters. For a hitter, the strikeout tells us about the batter's contact skills and patience at the plate.
Recently, strikeout rates have gone up from previous years, with players reaching the 200s in strikeouts. This is a list ranking the 20 worst strikeout hitters of all time.
I ranked the players with four primary stats: total career strikeouts, at-bats per strikeout, average number of strikeouts per 162 games played and how many times the player led the league in strikeouts.