List of Major League Baseball career games finished leaders

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, the all-time leader in games finished.

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.

KeyEdit

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career games finished. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2020 GF) Number of games finished during the 2020 Major League Baseball season
GF Total career games finished
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

ListEdit

 
Craig Kimbrel, the active leader in games finished and 44th all-time.
  • Stats updated as of the 2020 season
Rank Player (2020 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 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 Fernando Rodney 590
19 Joe Nathan 587
20 Jonathan Papelbon 585
21 Dennis Eckersley * 577
Lindy McDaniel 577
23 Francisco Cordero 575
24 Roy Face 574
25 Rick Aguilera 557
26 Dan Quisenberry 553
27 Mike Marshall 549
Jeff Montgomery 549
Robb Nen 549
30 Tom Henke 548
Randy Myers 548
32 Troy Percival 546
33 Tug McGraw 541
34 Armando Benítez 527
35 Huston Street 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 Craig Kimbrel (12) 477
45 Dave Righetti 474
46 Kenley Jansen (24) 467
Mike Timlin 467
48 Ron Perranoski 458
49 Todd Worrell 456
50 Bill Campbell 455
Rank Player (2020 GF) GF
51 Gregg Olson 447
52 Steve Bedrosian 439
53 Mike Henneman 432
Dave Smith 432
55 Roger McDowell 430
56 Mike Jackson 422
Dan Plesac 422
58 Aroldis Chapman (8) 419
Willie Hernández 419
Mitch Williams 419
61 Darold Knowles 417
62 Ted Abernathy 416
63 Greg Minton 415
64 Ugueth Urbina 408
65 Joakim Soria (4) 407
66 Keith Foulke 406
Stu Miller 406
68 Eddie Guardado 401
69 Gary Lavelle 399
70 Jeff Shaw 384
71 Kevin Gregg 382
72 Brian Fuentes 381
Dave LaRoche 381
74 Dave Giusti 380
75 Jeff Brantley 379
76 Bob Stanley 377
77 Clay Carroll 373
LaTroy Hawkins 373
79 Tom Burgmeier 370
80 Brad Lidge 368
81 John Hiller 363
Mike Stanton 363
83 Danny Graves 360
Jay Howell 360
85 J. J. Putz 357
86 Bobby Thigpen 356
87 Mark Melancon (19) 353
88 Jim Brewer 351
89 Tom Gordon 347
90 Eddie Fisher 344
91 Rafael Soriano 343
92 Frank Linzy 342
93 Ron Davis 340
Jeff Russell 340
95 Ron Kline 338
96 Mark Clear 337
97 Elías Sosa 330
98 Greg Holland (9) 329
99 Billy Koch 325
100 Jim Johnson 324

NotesEdit

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

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