List of Major League Baseball leaders in games started

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In baseball statistics, a pitcher is credited with a game started (denoted by GS) if he is the first pitcher to pitch for his team in a game.

Career leaders in games started[edit]

Stats updated through the 2014 season.

Active players in bold.

Rank Player GS
1 Cy Young 815
2 Nolan Ryan 773
3 Don Sutton 756
4 Greg Maddux 740
5 Phil Niekro 716
6 Steve Carlton 709
7 Roger Clemens 707
8 Tommy John 700
9 Gaylord Perry 690
10 Bert Blyleven 685
11 Tom Glavine 682
12 Pud Galvin 681
13 Walter Johnson 666
14 Warren Spahn 665
15 Tom Seaver 647
16 Jamie Moyer 638
17 Jim Kaat 625
18 Frank Tanana 616
19 Early Wynn 612
20 Robin Roberts 609
21 Randy Johnson 603
22 Grover Cleveland Alexander 600
23 Ferguson Jenkins 594
Tim Keefe 594
25 Dennis Martínez 562
26 Kid Nichols 561
27 Eppa Rixey 554
28 Christy Mathewson 551
29 Mickey Welch 549
30 Jerry Reuss 547
31 Red Ruffing 538
32 Mike Mussina 536
33 Eddie Plank 529
Rick Reuschel 529
35 Jerry Koosman 527
Jack Morris 527
37 Jim Palmer 521
Andy Pettitte 521
39 Jim Bunning 519
40 John Clarkson 518
41 Jack Powell 516
42 Tony Mullane 504
43 Charlie Radbourn 503
Gus Weyhing 503
45 Joe Niekro 500
46 Bob Friend 497
Burleigh Grimes 497
48 Mickey Lolich 496
49 David Wells 489
50 Claude Osteen 488
Rank Player GS
51 Sad Sam Jones 487
52 Jim McCormick 485
53 Ted Lyons 484
Luis Tiant 484
Bob Feller 484
56 Bobo Newsom 483
Red Faber 483
58 Bob Gibson 482
59 John Smoltz 481
60 Kevin Brown 476
Catfish Hunter 476
62 Liván Hernández 474
Kenny Rogers 474
64 Vida Blue 473
Earl Whitehill 473
66 Vic Willis 471
67 Chuck Finley 467
68 Orel Hershiser 466
69 Don Drysdale 465
Milt Pappas 465
71 Doyle Alexander 464
72 Tim Wakefield 463
73 Bob Welch 462
74 Mark Buehrle 461
Curt Simmons 461
76 Mike Torrez 458
77 Lefty Grove 457
Tim Hudson 457
Juan Marichal 457
80 Rick Wise 455
81 Jim Perry 447
82 Paul Derringer 445
83 Kevin Millwood 443
Jack Quinn 443
Javier Vázquez 443
86 Charlie Hough 440
Mike Moore 440
88 Whitey Ford 438
89 Bartolo Colón 436
Curt Schilling 436
91 Mel Harder 433
92 Carl Hubbell 432
Billy Pierce 432
94 Larry Jackson 429
95 Mark Langston 428
George Mullin 428
97 Amos Rusie 427
98 Freddie Fitzsimmons 425
Waite Hoyt 425
100 Fernando Valenzuela 424


External links[edit]

  • MLB.com [1]
  • Baseball-Reference.com [2]