List of Major League Baseball career games started leaders
Cy Young holds the Major League Baseball games started record with 815; Nolan Ryan is second with 773. Young is the only pitcher in MLB history to start more than 800 career games. Nolan Ryan (773), Don Sutton (756), Greg Maddux (740), Phil Niekro (716), Steve Carlton (709), Roger Clemens (707), and Tommy John (700) are the only other pitches to have started 700 or more games their career.
|Rank||Rank amongst leaders in career wins. A blank field indicates a tie.|
|Player (2019 GS)||Number of games started during the 2019 Major League Baseball season|
|GS||Total career games started|
|*||Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame. |
|Bold||Denotes active player.[note 1]|
Career leaders in games started
- Stats updated as of September 14, 2019.
- A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.