9/20 Berken ties NL, ML mark

Jason Berken inserted himself into the Cubs record books on Thursday. In the second inning, Berken struck out four — Ryan Hanigan reached on a wild pitch — and is the fifth pitcher in franchise history to do so. The list includes Jim Davis (May 27, 1956), Bill Bonham (July 31, 1974), Kerry Wood (Sept. 2, 2002) and Ryan Dempster (Oct. 4, 2009). That also ties a National League and Major League mark, shared by many.

“I didn’t realize it until I sat down in the dugout,” Berken said. “That’s cool, I guess. By no means am I going for strikeouts.”

He was effective with his sliders and able to get ahead in the count. That helped.

“I’m not going to try to get used to that,” he said of the strikeouts. “I’d much rather have early contact versus a strikeout.”

– Carrie Muskat

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Don’t forget about Cubs pitcher Orval Overall who accomplished the 4 strikeout in one inning feat on October 14th of 1908 in the 1st inning!!!!

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