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 (2018 GF) Number of games finished during the 2018 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 May 24, 2018.
Rank Player (2018 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 (0) 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 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
Robb Nen 549
Fernando Rodney (15) 549
30 Tom Henke 548
Randy Myers 548
32 Troy Percival 546
33 Tug McGraw 541
34 Armando Benítez 527
35 Huston Street (0) 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 (2018 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 Craig Kimbrel (19) 411
62 Ugueth Urbina 408
63 Keith Foulke 406
Stu Miller 406
65 Eddie Guardado 401
66 Gary Lavelle 399
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
Joakim Soria (10) 363
Mike Stanton 363
81 Danny Graves 360
Jay Howell 360
83 J. J. Putz 357
84 Bobby Thigpen 356
85 Jim Brewer 351
86 Kenley Jansen (17) 350
87 Tom Gordon 347
88 Eddie Fisher 344
89 Rafael Soriano 343
90 Frank Linzy 342
91 Ron Davis 340
Jeff Russell 340
93 Ron Kline 338
94 Mark Clear 337
95 Aroldis Chapman (16) 331
96 Elías Sosa 330
97 Billy Koch 325
98 Jack Aker 321
99 Tippy Martinez 320
100 Terry Forster 318

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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