The 41,208 strikeouts broke the previous record set in 2018. . Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames was struck out . by New York Yankees pitcher Stephen Tarpley to set the new mark. . Before the 12-year streak that began in 2008, the previous record was 32,404 strikeouts in 2001. . 22 pitchers have 200 strikeouts or more this season, the most since 1900. . MLB also set a new single-season record for home runs this season. . 6,550 home runs had been hit entering Tuesday night, . breaking the previous mark of 6,105 home runs set in 2017.