MLB Sets Single-Season Strikeout Record for 12th Straight Year .
The 41,208 strikeouts broke the previous record set in 2018.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames was struck out .
By New York Yankees pitcher Stephen Tarpley to set the new mark.
Before the 12-year streak that began in 2008, the previous record was 32,404 strikeouts in 2001.
22 pitchers have 200 strikeouts or more this season, the most since 1900.
MLB also set a new single-season record for home runs this season.
6,550 home runs had been hit entering Tuesday night, .
Breaking the previous mark of 6,105 home runs set in 2017.