6. Milt Pappas – 944 career strikeouts
Milt Pappas played in the MLB for 16 years, spending eight of them with the Orioles, then some with the Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, and finally the Chicago Cubs.
Pappas was one of those Greg Maddux types, in that he was a control specialist. He ended his career as a three-time All-Star and even threw a no-hitter in 1972 during his season with the Cubs.
Perhaps one of the more impressive things about Pappas’ career is the fact that he only had a losing record once in his career: his final season in 1973 with the Cubs when he went 7-12. Other than that, he had a winning record every year of his career (except for 1958 when he went 10-10).
Pappas’ best year was in 1965, when he pitched to a 2.60 ERA and a 5.16 K/9 over 221.1 innings pitched.