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Detroit Tigers: Top 10 Strikeout Kings

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: A detail of a Detroit Tigers hat with an official postseason logo is seen on the bat rack in the udgout againstthe New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: A detail of a Detroit Tigers hat with an official postseason logo is seen on the bat rack in the udgout againstthe New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT- SEPTEMBER 27: A general view of Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit, Michigan. There was 6,873 games played at the corner of Michigan and Trumbul streets. The Tigers won the game 8-2. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Gettyimages)
DETROIT- SEPTEMBER 27: A general view of Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit, Michigan. There was 6,873 games played at the corner of Michigan and Trumbul streets. The Tigers won the game 8-2. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Gettyimages) /

In twelve seasons with the Tigers, George Mullin fanned 1380 batters and helped guide the Tigers to three straight World Series.

In 1901 Mullin signed a deal with the Brooklyn Superbas and Detroit Tigers but ended up choosing the Tigers as he wished to stay closer to home. Mullin is known for his ability as a workhorse. With the Tigers, he started in 395 games of which 336 were complete games.

From 1907-1909 Mullin was part of a Tigers team that included Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford and skipper Hughie Jennings. Together, the team won three straight AL Pennants but could never quite win it all as they lost three straight World Series.

1909 also saw Mullin start the season off 11-0, a franchise record that stood for 104 years until it Max Scherzer started 12-0 to start off the 12-0 season. In the 1907-1909 World Series Mullin pitched six complete games for the Tigers. Despite strong performances from Mullin the Tigers lost each of the three World Series. He a 2.17 ERA in the 1907 World Series, but no offensive help. In 1908 he pitched a complete game shutout win, but the Tigers still couldn’t bring home a title.

Then in 1909, he won two games, including a game four against Honus Wagner where he pitched a ten strikeout complete game. In the end, Mullin logged 3394.0 innings of work for the Tigers striking out 1380 batters along the way.

The next pitcher on our list is the second member of the 1968 World Series Championship team. Coming in at number six is Jim Bunning.

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