List of top 100 Major League Baseball leaders in games finished

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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.

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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[edit]

Stats updated as of June 1, 2015

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 Joe Nathan 586
18 Dennis Eckersley * 577
19 Lindy McDaniel 577
20 Francisco Cordero 575
21 Roy Face 574
22 Francisco Rodriguez 564
23 Rick Aguilera 557
24 Dan Quisenberry 553
25 Mike Marshall 549
Jeff Montgomery 549
27 Tom Henke 548
Randy Myers 548
Robb Nen 548
30 Troy Percival 546
31 Tug McGraw 541
32 Armando Benítez 527
33 Jonathan Papelbon 523
John Wetteland 523
35 Jose Valverde 520
36 Rod Beck 519
37 Bruce Sutter * 512
38 Bob Wickman 511
39 Don McMahon 506
40 Jesse Orosco 501
41 Jason Isringhausen 499
42 Dave Righetti 474
43 Huston Street 470
44 Mike Timlin 467
45 Ron Perranoski 458
46 Todd Worrell 456
47 Bill Campbell 455
48 Gregg Olson 447
49 Steve Bedrosian 439
50 Mike Henneman 432
Rank Player GF
Dave Smith 432
52 Roger McDowell 430
53 Fernando Rodney 425
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
74 Tom Burgmeier 370
75 Brad Lidge 368
76 John Hiller 363
Mike Stanton 363
78 LaTroy Hawkins 361
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 Frank Linzy 342
87 Ron Davis 340
Jeff Russell 340
Rafael Soriano 340
90 Ron Kline 338
91 Mark Clear 337
92 Elias Sosa 330
93 Billy Koch 325
94 Jack Aker 321
95 Tippy Martinez 320
96 Terry Forster 318
97 Braden Looper 315
98 Al Worthington 314
99 Steve Farr 313
100 Al Hrabosky 307


Notes[edit]

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


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