Games pitched

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In baseball statistics, games pitched (denoted by GP, or GamesG in tables of only pitching statistics) is the number of games in which a player appears as a pitcher; a player who is announced as the pitcher must face at least one batter, although exceptions are made if the pitcher announced in the starting lineup is injured before facing a batter, perhaps while batting or running the bases in the top of the first inning, before the opposing team comes to bat. The statistic is also referred to as appearances, usually to refer to the number of games a relief pitcher has pitched in.

Career leaders[edit]

1,000-games-pitched club[edit]

Listed are all Major League Baseball players with at least 1000 games pitched. LaTroy Hawkins is the most recent player to reach the 1,000 games mark, as well as the only active player to have pitched in more than 1,000 games.

Stats updated through the 2015 season [1][2]
Player Name of the player
Appearances Career games pitched
Years The years this player played in the major leagues
dagger Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
double-dagger Denotes pitcher who is still active
Pitchers with 1,000 games pitched
Player Appearances Years
Orosco, JesseJesse Orosco 1,252 1979–2003
Stanton, MikeMike Stanton 1,178 1989–2007
Franco, JohnJohn Franco 1,119 1984–2005
Rivera, MarianoMariano Rivera 1,115 1995–2013
Eckersley, DennisDennis Eckersleydagger 1,071 1975–1998
Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelmdagger 1,070 1952–1972
Plesac, DanDan Plesac 1,064 1986–2003
Timlin, MikeMike Timlin 1,058 1991–2008
Tekulve, KentKent Tekulve 1,050 1974–1989
Hawkins, LaTroyLaTroy Hawkins 1,042 1995–2015
Hoffman, TrevorTrevor Hoffman 1,035 1993–2010
Mesa, JoséJosé Mesa 1,022 1987–2007
Smith, LeeLee Smith 1,022 1980–1997
Hernández, RobertoRoberto Hernández 1,010 1991–2007
Jackson, MikeMike Jackson 1,005 1986–2004
Gossage, GooseGoose Gossagedagger 1,002 1972–1994

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Games Played". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ "MLB Games Pitched Stats". Retrieved 2011-06-07.