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New York Yankees v. Kansas City Royals
NYP20010040254 - 02 APRIL 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: New York Yankee Pitcher Roger Clemens tips his hat to the fans after he broke the all time American League strike out record of 3,508 set in 1927 by Walter Johnson. Clemens set the record in the 9th inning of the Yankees v. Royals game on April 2, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York. mk/lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI
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Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887–December 10, 1946), nicknamed "The Big Train," was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball between 1907 and 1927. One of the most celebrated players in baseball history, Johnson established several pitching records, some of which remained unbroken for more than a half-century.

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