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]

Fernando Rodney, the active leader in games finished and tied for 18th all-time.
  • Stats updated as of August 17, 2019.
Rank Player (2019 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 Joe Nathan 587
Fernando Rodney (13) 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 Dave Righetti 474
45 Mike Timlin 467
46 Craig Kimbrel (12) 461
47 Ron Perranoski 458
48 Todd Worrell 456
49 Bill Campbell 455
50 Gregg Olson 447
Rank Player (2019 GF) GF
51 Steve Bedrosian 439
52 Mike Henneman 432
Kenley Jansen (40) 432
Dave Smith 432
55 Roger McDowell 430
56 Mike Jackson 422
Dan Plesac 422
58 Willie Hernández 419
Mitch Williams 419
60 Darold Knowles 417
61 Ted Abernathy 416
62 Greg Minton 415
63 Ugueth Urbina 408
64 Keith Foulke 406
Stu Miller 406
66 Aroldis Chapman (46) 404
67 Eddie Guardado 401
Joakim Soria (19) 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 Jim Brewer 351
88 Tom Gordon 347
89 Eddie Fisher 344
90 Rafael Soriano 343
91 Frank Linzy 342
92 Ron Davis 340
Jeff Russell 340
94 Ron Kline 338
95 Mark Clear 337
96 Elías Sosa 330
97 Billy Koch 325
98 Jim Johnson (0) 324
99 Jack Aker 321
100 Greg Holland (27) 320
Tippy Martinez 320
Mark Melancon (20) 320

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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