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 (2016 GF) Number of games finished during the 2016 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]

  • Stats updated as of July 22, 2016
Rank Player (2016 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 Roberto Hernández 667
10 Hoyt Wilhelm * 651
11 Doug Jones 640
12 Kent Tekulve 638
13 Francisco Rodríguez (34) 636
14 Sparky Lyle 634
15 José Mesa 633
16 Todd Jones 619
17 Gene Garber 609
18 Joe Nathan (0) 586
19 Jonathan Papelbon (28) 583
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 Armando Benítez 527
34 John Wetteland 523
35 Huston Street (19) 521
36 José Valverde 520
37 Rod Beck 519
38 Bruce Sutter * 512
39 Bob Wickman 511
40 Don McMahon 505
41 Jesse Orosco 501
42 Jason Isringhausen 499
43 Dave Righetti 474
44 Mike Timlin 467
45 Fernando Rodney (26) 466
46 Ron Perranoski 458
47 Todd Worrell 456
48 Bill Campbell 455
49 Gregg Olson 447
50 Steve Bedrosian 439
Rank Player (2016 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 Jeff Shaw 384
67 Kevin Gregg (0) 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
Joakim Soria (13) 338
92 Mark Clear 337
93 Elías Sosa 330
94 Billy Koch 325
95 Craig Kimbrel (28) 322
96 Jack Aker 321
97 Tippy Martinez 320
98 Terry Forster 318
99 Braden Looper 315
100 Al Worthington 314

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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