List of Major League Baseball career losses leaders

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Cy Young, the all-time leader in games lost.

This is a list of the top 100 Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers with the most career losses; in the sport of baseball, a loss is a statistic credited to the pitcher of the losing team who allows the run that gives the opposing team the lead with which the game is won (the go-ahead run).

Cy Young holds the MLB loss record with 316; Pud Galvin is second with 308. Young and Galvin are the only players to earn 300 or more losses.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career games lost. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2017 GL) Number of loses during the 2017 Major League Baseball season.
GL Total career games lost
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

List[edit]

Bartolo Colón, the active leader and tied for 82nd all-time in career losses.
  • Stats updated as of the 2017 season.
Rank Player (2017 GL) GL
1 Cy Young * 316
2 Pud Galvin * 308
3 Nolan Ryan * 292
4 Walter Johnson * 279
5 Phil Niekro * 274
6 Gaylord Perry * 265
7 Don Sutton * 256
8 Jack Powell 254
9 Eppa Rixey * 251
10 Bert Blyleven * 250
11 Bobby Mathews 248
12 Robin Roberts * 245
Warren Spahn * 245
14 Steve Carlton * 244
Early Wynn * 244
16 Jim Kaat 237
17 Frank Tanana 236
18 Gus Weyhing 232
19 Tommy John 231
20 Bob Friend 230
Ted Lyons 230
22 Greg Maddux * 227
23 Ferguson Jenkins * 226
24 Tim Keefe * 225
Red Ruffing * 225
26 Bobo Newsom 222
27 Tony Mullane 220
28 Jack Quinn 218
29 Sad Sam Jones 217
30 Charlie Hough 216
31 Jim McCormick 214
32 Red Faber * 213
33 Paul Derringer 212
Chick Fraser 212
Burleigh Grimes * 212
36 Mickey Welch * 210
37 Jerry Koosman 209
Jamie Moyer 209
39 Grover Cleveland Alexander * 208
Kid Nichols * 208
41 Tom Seaver * 205
Vic Willis * 205
43 Joe Niekro 204
Jim Whitney 204
45 Tom Glavine * 203
46 George Mullin * 196
Adonis Terry 196
48 Claude Osteen 195
49 Eddie Plank * 194
Charles Radbourn * 194
Rank Player (2017 GL) GL
51 Dennis Martínez 193
52 Mickey Lolich 191
Rick Reuschel 191
Jerry Reuss 191
Tom Zachary 191
56 Al Orth 189
57 Christy Mathewson * 188
58 Mel Harder 186
Mike Morgan 186
Jack Morris * 186
61 Earl Whitehill 185
62 Jim Bunning * 184
Bullet Joe Bush 184
Roger Clemens 184
65 Larry Jackson 183
Curt Simmons 183
67 Danny Darwin 182
Hooks Dauss 182
Waite Hoyt * 182
70 Murry Dickson 181
Dutch Leonard 181
Rick Wise 181
73 Lee Meadows 180
Tim Wakefield 180
75 Pink Hawley 179
Dolf Luque 179
77 John Clarkson * 178
Wilbur Cooper 178
79 Bill Dinneen 177
Liván Hernández 177
Rube Marquard * 177
82 Bartolo Colon (14) 176
Mike Moore 176
84 Red Donahue 175
85 Doyle Alexander 174
Bob Gibson * 174
Tom Hughes 174
Jim Perry 174
Amos Rusie * 174
90 Chuck Finley 173
91 Luis Tiant 172
92 Dennis Eckersley * 171
Larry French 171
94 Ted Breitenstein 170
Camilo Pascual 170
96 Billy Pierce 169
97 Red Ames 167
Jim Clancy 167
Bert Cunningham 167
Red Ehret 167

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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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