In baseball statistics, games pitched (denoted by GP, or GamesG in tables of only pitching statistics) is the number of games in which a player appears as a pitcher; a player who is announced as the pitcher must face at least one batter, although exceptions are made if the pitcher announced in the starting lineup is injured before facing a batter, perhaps while batting or running the bases in the top of the first inning, before the opposing team comes to bat. The statistic is also referred to as appearances, usually to refer to the number of games a relief pitcher has pitched in.
Career leaders 1
- 1,000-games-pitched club 1.1
- See also 2
- References 3
Listed are all Major League Baseball players with at least 1000 games pitched. LaTroy Hawkins is the most recent player to reach the 1,000 games mark, as well as the only active player to have pitched in more than 1,000 games.
- Stats updated through the 2015 season 
|Player||Name of the player|
|Appearances||Career games pitched|
|Years||The years this player played in the major leagues|
|Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Denotes pitcher who is still active|
|Orosco, JesseJesse Orosco||1,252||1979–2003|
|Stanton, MikeMike Stanton||1,178||1989–2007|
|Franco, JohnJohn Franco||1,119||1984–2005|
|Rivera, MarianoMariano Rivera||1,115||1995–2013|
|Eckersley, DennisDennis Eckersley||1,071||1975–1998|
|Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm||1,070||1952–1972|
|Plesac, DanDan Plesac||1,064||1986–2003|
|Timlin, MikeMike Timlin||1,058||1991–2008|
|Tekulve, KentKent Tekulve||1,050||1974–1989|
|Hawkins, LaTroyLaTroy Hawkins||1,042||1995–2015|
|Hoffman, TrevorTrevor Hoffman||1,035||1993–2010|
|Mesa, JoséJosé Mesa||1,022||1987–2007|
|Smith, LeeLee Smith||1,022||1980–1997|
|Hernández, RobertoRoberto Hernández||1,010||1991–2007|
|Jackson, MikeMike Jackson||1,005||1986–2004|
|Gossage, GooseGoose Gossage||1,002||1972–1994|
- "Games Played". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
- "MLB Games Pitched Stats". MLB.com. Retrieved 2011-06-07.