List of Major League Baseball career games finished leaders

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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.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career games finished. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2017 GF) Number of games finished during the 2017 Major League Baseball season
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]

Francisco Rodríguez, the active leader in games finished and 9th all-time.
  • Stats updated as of the 2017 season.
Rank Player (2017 GF) 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 Francisco Rodríguez (20) 677
10 Roberto Hernández 667
11 Hoyt Wilhelm * 651
12 Doug Jones 640
13 Kent Tekulve 638
14 Sparky Lyle 634
15 José Mesa 633
16 Todd Jones 619
17 Gene Garber 609
18 Joe Nathan 587
19 Jonathan Papelbon (0) 585
20 Dennis Eckersley * 577
Lindy McDaniel 577
22 Francisco Cordero 575
23 Roy Face 574
24 Rick Aguilera 557
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 Fernando Rodney (53) 534
34 Armando Benítez 527
35 Huston Street (2) 525
36 John Wetteland 523
37 José Valverde 520
38 Rod Beck 519
39 Bruce Sutter * 512
40 Bob Wickman 511
41 Don McMahon 505
42 Jesse Orosco 501
43 Jason Isringhausen 499
44 Dave Righetti 474
45 Mike Timlin 467
46 Ron Perranoski 458
47 Todd Worrell 456
48 Bill Campbell 455
49 Gregg Olson 447
50 Steve Bedrosian 439
Rank Player (2017 GF) 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 Craig Kimbrel (51) 392
67 Jeff Shaw 384
68 Kevin Gregg 382
69 Brian Fuentes 381
Dave LaRoche 381
71 Dave Giusti 380
72 Jeff Brantley 379
73 Bob Stanley 377
74 Clay Carroll 373
LaTroy Hawkins 373
76 Tom Burgmeier 370
77 Brad Lidge 368
78 John Hiller 363
Mike Stanton 363
80 Danny Graves 360
Jay Howell 360
82 J. J. Putz 357
83 Bobby Thigpen 356
84 Joakim Soria (10) 353
85 Jim Brewer 351
86 Tom Gordon 347
87 Eddie Fisher 344
88 Rafael Soriano 343
89 Frank Linzy 342
90 Ron Davis 340
Jeff Russell 340
92 Ron Kline 338
93 Mark Clear 337
94 Kenley Jansen (57) 333
95 Elías Sosa 330
96 Billy Koch 325
97 Jack Aker 321
98 Tippy Martinez 320
99 Terry Forster 318
100 Aroldis Chapman (42) 315
Braden Looper 315

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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