back when it was a badge of shame to walk:
<<Eighteen strikeouts. Pat Burrell had that many in the 2010 NLCS and World Series. Adam Dunn had that many in his first 10 games last season. Jack Cust had that many over a stretch of 26 at-bats in 2008.
Reggie Jackson? He'd strike out 18 times in one nap.
On the other hand, Stan Musial struck out 18 times in 1943.....>>
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Good stuff, but 1943 was before Musial had developed a power stroke and, as indicated above, strikeouts are often the flip side of homeruns.
Musial had only 18 strikeouts in '43, but he also had only 13 home runs. It wasn't until five years later when Musial first hit 30 homeruns and went on a run of six 30-homer years in an eight year span.
On the other hand, the season best for having more home runs than strikeouts belongs to Tommy Holmes, who had 28 homers with only 9 strikeouts in 1945.
Here's a great chart showing all the seasons in which a player had more homers than strikeouts with a minimum of 20 homers: http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10091