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List of Major League Baseball career games finished leaders

Mariano Rivera, the all time leader in games finished.

In baseball statistics, a relief pitcher is credited with a game finished (denoted by GF) if he is the last pitcher to pitch for his team in a game. A starting pitcher is not credited with a GF for pitching a complete game. Mariano Rivera is the all-time leader in games finished with 952. Rivera is the only pitcher in MLB history to finish more than 900 career games. Trevor Hoffman and Lee Smith are the only other pitchers to finish more than 800 games in their careers.

Contents

  • Key 1
  • Career leaders in games finished 2
  • Notes 3
  • External links 4

Key

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career games finished. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player Name of the player
GF Total career games finished
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

Career leaders in games finished

  • Stats updated as of 2015 Major League Baseball season
Rank Player GF
1 Mariano Rivera 952
2 Trevor Hoffman 856
3 Lee Smith 802
4 John Franco 774
5 Rollie Fingers * 709
6 Billy Wagner 703
7 Jeff Reardon 695
8 Goose Gossage * 681
9 Roberto Hernández 667
10 Hoyt Wilhelm * 651
11 Doug Jones 640
12 Kent Tekulve 638
13 Sparky Lyle 634
14 José Mesa 633
15 Todd Jones 619
16 Gene Garber 609
17 Francisco Rodriguez 602
18 Joe Nathan 586
19 Dennis Eckersley * 577
Lindy McDaniel 577
21 Francisco Cordero 575
22 Roy Face 574
23 Rick Aguilera 557
24 Jonathan Papelbon 555
25 Dan Quisenberry 553
26 Mike Marshall 549
Jeff Montgomery 549
28 Tom Henke 548
Randy Myers 548
Robb Nen 548
31 Troy Percival 546
32 Tug McGraw 541
33 Armando Benítez 527
34 John Wetteland 523
35 José Valverde 520
36 Rod Beck 519
37 Bruce Sutter * 512
38 Bob Wickman 511
39 Don McMahon 506
40 Huston Street 502
41 Jesse Orosco 501
42 Jason Isringhausen 499
43 Dave Righetti 474
44 Mike Timlin 467
45 Ron Perranoski 458
46 Todd Worrell 456
47 Bill Campbell 455
48 Gregg Olson 447
49 Fernando Rodney 440
50 Steve Bedrosian 439
Rank Player GF
51 Mike Henneman 432
Dave Smith 432
53 Roger McDowell 430
54 Mike Jackson 422
Dan Plesac 422
56 Willie Hernández 419
Mitch Williams 419
58 Darold Knowles 417
59 Ted Abernathy 416
60 Greg Minton 415
61 Ugueth Urbina 408
62 Keith Foulke 406
Stu Miller 406
64 Eddie Guardado 401
65 Gary Lavelle 399
66 Jeff Shaw 384
67 Kevin Gregg 382
68 Brian Fuentes 381
Dave LaRoche 381
70 Dave Giusti 380
71 Jeff Brantley 379
72 Bob Stanley 377
73 Clay Carroll 373
LaTroy Hawkins 373
75 Tom Burgmeier 370
76 Brad Lidge 368
77 John Hiller 363
Mike Stanton 363
79 Danny Graves 360
Jay Howell 360
81 J.J. Putz 357
82 Bobby Thigpen 356
83 Jim Brewer 351
84 Tom Gordon 347
85 Eddie Fisher 344
86 Rafael Soriano 343
87 Frank Linzy 342
88 Ron Davis 340
Jeff Russell 340
90 Ron Kline 338
91 Mark Clear 337
92 Elias Sosa 330
93 Billy Koch 325
Joakim Soria 325
95 Jack Aker 321
96 Tippy Martinez 320
97 Terry Forster 318
98 Braden Looper 315
99 Al Worthington 314
100 Steve Farr 313

Notes

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.


External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com
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