Thomas Edgar Cheney was a baseball player who played in the MLB from 1957 and continued till 1966. Though not a very popular player, Cheney, a right-handed pitcher, has his name in the history of baseball for his record in the major league for an amazing 21 strikeouts in a single game. The most sensational part of the story is that he did it all within a matter of just 16 innings. In the 1962 match against Baltimore Orioles, when he played for Washington Senators, Cheney pitched all 16 seasons, throwing an unbelievable 228 pitches. Washington Senators won 2-1. However, Cheney’s arm didn’t help him give any more such performance. He managed to throw only 136.1 innings in the following season, and dropped further to 48.2 in 1964.