Games pitched

In baseball statistics, games pitched (denoted by 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

1,000-games-pitched club

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.

Stats updated through the 2015 season [1][2]
Player Name of the player
Appearances Career games pitched
Years The years this player played in the major leagues
dagger Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
double-dagger Denotes pitcher who is still active
Pitchers with 1,000 games pitched
Player Appearances Years
Jesse Orosco 1,252 1979–2003
Mike Stanton 1,178 1989–2007
John Franco 1,119 1984–2005
Mariano Riveradagger 1,115 1995–2013
Dennis Eckersleydagger 1,071 1975–1998
Hoyt Wilhelmdagger 1,070 1952–1972
Dan Plesac 1,064 1986–2003
Mike Timlin 1,058 1991–2008
Kent Tekulve 1,050 1974–1989
LaTroy Hawkins 1,042 1995–2015
Trevor Hoffmandagger 1,035 1993–2010
José Mesa 1,022 1987–2007
Lee Smithdagger 1,022 1980–1997
Roberto Hernández 1,010 1991–2007
Mike Jackson 1,005 1986–2004
Goose Gossagedagger 1,002 1972–1994

See also


  1. ^ "Games Played". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
  2. ^ "MLB Games Pitched Stats". Retrieved 2011-06-07.
1876 Chicago White Stockings season

The 1876 Chicago White Stockings season was the 5th season of the Chicago White Stockings franchise, the 1st in the National League and the 3rd at 23rd Street Grounds. The White Stockings, as one of the founding members of the new National League, won the NL's initial championship during this season with a record of 52–14.

1880 Chicago White Stockings season

The 1880 Chicago White Stockings season was the 9th season of the Chicago White Stockings franchise, the 5th in the National League and the 3rd at Lakefront Park. The White Stockings won the National League championship with a record of 67–17.

1905 Cleveland Naps season

The 1905 Cleveland Naps season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 76–78, 19 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics.

1910 Philadelphia Phillies season

The following lists the events of the 1910 Philadelphia Phillies season.

1914 New York Yankees season

The 1914 New York Yankees season was the club's twelfth in New York and fourteenth overall. The team finished with a record of 70–84, coming in 7th place in the American League.

1918 Philadelphia Phillies season

The following lists the events of the 1918 Philadelphia Phillies season.

1930 Philadelphia Phillies season

The following lists the events of the 1930 Philadelphia Phillies season.

Clem Labine

Clement Walter Labine (August 6, 1926 – March 2, 2007) was an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball best known for his years with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1950 to 1960. As a key member of the Dodgers in the early 1950s, he helped the team to its first World Series title in 1955 with a win and a save in four games. He is one of six players in MLB history to have won back-to back World Series championships on different teams, the other five being Ben Zobrist, Jake Peavy, Jack Morris, Bill Skowron, and Don Gullett.

He held the National League record for career saves from 1958 until 1962; his 96 career saves ranked fourth in Major League history when he retired. He also set a Dodgers franchise record of 425 career games pitched.

Frank Baumann (baseball)

Frank Matt Baumann (born July 1, 1933) is an American former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs between 1955 and 1965. He batted and threw left-handed, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 205 pounds (93 kg).

Baumann signed with the Red Sox in 1952 out of high school in his native St. Louis, receiving a $90,000 bonus from owner Tom Yawkey, who nicknamed him "Beau". He won 10 of 11 decisions for the Triple-A Louisville Colonels in 1953, his second season in professional baseball, before being drafted into United States Army service during the Korean War.

When he mustered out of the Army in mid-1955, he joined the MLB Red Sox in late July. In his debut, he earned a victory with 5​2⁄3 innings of scoreless relief, as Boston defeated the Detroit Tigers, 3–2. Early in his career Baumann was touted as "a Herb Score with control". But an arm injury incurred during his military service hampered his Red Sox tenure. He needed return trips to the minor leagues from 1956–58 before making the Red Sox roster for the full 1959 campaign. Then, that November, he was traded to the White Sox for lanky first baseman and power-hitting prospect Ron Jackson.

The trade set the stage for Baumann's most successful season. In 1960, as a member of the defending American League champions, he had a 13–6 mark for the White Sox, and led AL pitchers with a 2.67 ERA. In 47 games pitched, including 20 starts, he compiled seven complete games and two shutouts. He added four saves as a relief pitcher. But he followed in 1961 with a disappointing 10–13 record, led the AL in earned runs allowed, and his ERA ballooned by almost three full runs, to 5.61. His effectiveness largely returned in 1962, but thereafter he made only one more start over his final two years with the ChiSox and in 1964 he again struggled on the mound. His ERA climbed to 6.19, and Baumann was traded to the cross-town Cubs during the off-season. He made four appearances out of the Cub bullpen in 1965, posted an ERA over 7.00, and was sent to Triple-A during the May roster cutdown from 28 to 25 men. His active career concluded after that season.

When healthy, he was a reliable pitcher, effective as a starter, set-up man and occasional closer. In his 11-season MLB career, Baumann posted a 45–38 record with a 3.90 ERA and 13 saves in 244 games pitched, 78 as a starter. In 797​1⁄3 innings pitched, he allowed 856 hits and 300 base on balls, with 384 strikeouts.

Harry Gumbert

Harry Edwards Gumbert (November 5, 1909 – January 4, 1995), nicknamed "Gunboat", was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball whose career extended for 21 professional seasons, including 15 years and 508 games pitched in the big leagues. Born in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, he threw right-handed and was listed at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and 185 pounds (84 kg).

Joe Haynes (baseball)

Joseph Walton Haynes (September 21, 1917 – January 6, 1967) was an American professional baseball player, coach and front office executive. A right-handed pitcher, he logged 14 seasons in Major League Baseball as a member of the Washington Senators (1939–40; 1949–52) and Chicago White Sox (1941–48). He married Thelma Mae Robertson Griffith, niece and adopted daughter of Washington owner Clark Griffith, in October 1941, ten months after he had been traded to Chicago by his future father-in-law.

Born in Lincolnton, Georgia, Haynes' pro career began in 1937. He stood 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) tall and weighed 190 pounds (86 kg). In 379 games pitched, including 147 games started, Haynes compiled a 76–82 win-loss record, 53 complete games, five shutouts, 159 games finished and 21 saves in 1,581 innings pitched. He allowed 1,672 hits, 823 runs, 704 earned runs, 95 home runs and 620 walks, with 475 strikeouts, 26 hit batsmen, 35 wild pitches, 6,890 batters faced, four balks and a 4.01 ERA.

Of Haynes' 379 appearances, 218 came with the White Sox, where he won 55 of 98 decisions (.561) and posted a solid (3.14) ERA. He was named to the 1948 American League All-Star team (although he did not appear in the game) and led the American League in games pitched (40) and games finished (35) in 1942 and in earned run average (2.42) in 1947.

He was reacquired by Washington after the 1948 season, but was ineffective, going only 10–21 (5.42) in 112 games in his second stint with the Senators.

As a member of the Griffith family whose wife inherited 26 percent of the franchise's stock in 1955, Haynes remained in the Washington organization after his playing career ended.

He served as the Senators' pitching coach from 1953–55, coached in their farm system, then moved into the front office as executive vice president, working with his brother-in-law, club president Calvin Griffith, in Washington and after the team moved to Minneapolis–St. Paul as the Minnesota Twins in 1961. Haynes died in Hopkins, Minnesota, of a heart attack suffered while shoveling snow at the age of 49.

Kent Tekulve

Kenton Charles "Teke" Tekulve (born March 5, 1947), is an American former professional baseball right-handed relief pitcher, who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds. Pitching with an unusual submarine delivery, Tekulve was known as a workhorse relief pitcher who holds several records for number of games pitched and innings pitched.

List of Chicago Cubs no-hitters

The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball franchise based in Chicago. They play in the National League Central division. Also known in their early years as the "Chicago White Stockings" (1876–89), "Chicago Colts" (1890–97), and "Chicago Orphans" (1898–1902), pitchers for the Cubs have thrown 15 no-hitters in franchise history. A no-hitter is officially recognized by Major League Baseball only "when a pitcher (or pitchers) allows no hits during the entire course of a game, which consists of at least nine innings". No-hitters of fewer than nine complete innings were previously recognized by the league as official; however, several rule alterations in 1991 changed the rule to its current form.No Cubs pitcher has yet pitched a perfect game. The closest performance came on September 2, 1972, when Milt Pappas lost his perfect game bid against the San Diego Padres with two outs in the ninth by allowing a walk to Larry Stahl on a 3–2 count; he retired the next batter to finish the no-hitter. During that at-bat, he was ahead of the batter with a 0–2 count before throwing four straight close pitches to allow the walk.

Larry Corcoran threw the first no-hitter in Cubs history on August 19, 1880; the most recent no-hitter was thrown by Jake Arrieta on April 21, 2016. Two left-handed pitchers have thrown no-hitters in franchise history while nine were by right-handers. Corcoran, Arrieta, and Ken Holtzman are the only pitchers in Cubs history to throw more than one no-hitter. Corcoran threw three and Arrieta and Holtzman threw two.

On July 31, 1910, King Cole of the Cubs pitched all seven innings in a 4–0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, without giving up a hit. The second game of a doubleheader, the teams had agreed to end the game at 5 p.m. so they could catch their trains. Due to a 1991 change to the official MLB definition of a no-hitter—it must last at least nine innings—Cole's effort is not recognized by as a no-hitter by MLB and does not appear on the below list.Ten no-hitters were thrown at home and five on the road. Two occurred in April, two in May, two in June, one in July, five in August, and three in September. A different umpire presided over each of the franchise's 15 no-hitters. Nine different managers led the team during the franchise's 15 no-hitters.

The longest interval between no-hitters was between the games pitched by Jimmy Lavender and Sam Jones, encompassing 39 years, 8 months, and 12 days from August 31, 1915, until May 12, 1955. The shortest interval in days between no-hitters was between the games pitched by Burt Hooton and Milt Pappas, encompassing four months and sixteen days from April 16, 1972, until September 2, 1972. The shortest interval in games between no-hitters was between the games pitched by Jake Arrieta on August 30, 2015, and April 21, 2016, 49 regular-season games. (The Cubs also played nine postseason games in October 2015, between these two no-hitters.)Cubs pitchers have thrown two no-hitters against the Atlanta Braves and their predecessors – one by Corcoran in 1880 and one by Holtzman in 1969. They also threw two no-hitters against the Cincinnati Reds: Holtzman in 1971, Arrieta in 2016.

The Cubs have not allowed a run in any of their no-hitters. The most baserunners allowed in a no-hitter was seven each by Jones (in 1955) and Hooton (in 1972). Of the fifteen no-hitters, four have been won by a score of 4–0, more than any other score. The largest margin of victory in a no-hitter (and the largest margin of victory in an MLB no-hitter since 1900) was a 16–0 win by Arrieta in 2016. The smallest margin of victory was a 1–0 win by Holtzman in 1971.

In the 1990 film Taking Care of Business, the no-hitters thrown by Burt Hooton and Milt Pappas during the 1972 season are the subject of a radio trivia contest that sets up the film's plot, which features the Cubs playing in the World Series.

List of Chicago White Sox no-hitters

The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball franchise based in Chicago. They play in the American League Central division. Pitchers for the White Sox have thrown eighteen no-hitters in franchise history. A no-hitter is officially recognized by Major League Baseball only "when a pitcher (or pitchers) allows no hits during the entire course of a game, which consists of at least nine innings. In a no-hit game, a batter may reach base via a walk, an error, a hit by pitch, a passed ball or wild pitch on strike three, or catcher’s interference." No-hitters of less than nine complete innings were previously recognized by the league as official; however, several rule alterations in 1991 changed the rule to its current form. A no-hitter is rare enough that one team in Major League Baseball has never had a pitcher accomplish the feat. Three perfect games, a special subcategory of no-hitter, have been pitched in White Sox history, which equals the New York Yankees for the most perfect games pitched by any MLB franchise. As defined by Major League Baseball, "in a perfect game, no batter reaches any base during the course of the game." These feats were achieved by Charlie Robertson in 1922, which was the first perfect game on the road in MLB history, Mark Buehrle in 2009, and Philip Humber in 2012.

Nixey Callahan threw the first no-hitter in White Sox history on September 20, 1902; the most recent no-hitter was thrown by Philip Humber on April 21, 2012. Only two left-handed pitchers have thrown no-hitters in franchise and three of the four most recent no-hitters: Wilson Álvarez (in 1991) and Buehrle (in 2007 and 2009). The other 16 pitchers were right-handed. Two pitchers have thrown more than one no-hitter in a White Sox uniform, including a hall of famer Ed Walsh and Buehrle. Ten no-hitters were thrown at home and eight on the road. They threw four in April, one in May, one in June, two in July, five in August, and five in September. The longest interval between no-hitters was between the games pitched by Bill Dietrich and Bob Keegan, encompassing twenty years, two months, and nineteen days from June 1, 1937 till August 20, 1957. Conversely, the shortest interval between no-hitters was between the games pitched by Vern Kennedy and Dietrich, encompassing merely one year, nine months and one day from August 31, 1935 till June 1, 1937. They no-hit the Detroit Tigers the most, which occurred four times, which were defeated by Callahan in 1902, Smith in 1905, Robertson in 1920, and Joel Horlen in 1967. There have been three no-hitters which the team allowed at least a run, one by Joe Benz, a combined no-hitter by Blue Moon Odom and Francisco Barrios, and most recently by Joe Cowley in 1986. The most baserunners allowed in a White Sox no-hitter was a combined no-hitter by Odom and Barrios (in 1976), who allowed 12. Of the eighteen no-hitters, four have been won by a score of 6–0, more common than any other results. The largest margin of victory in a White Sox no-hitter was a 15–0 win by Frank Smith in 1905. The smallest margin of victory was a 1–0 win by Smith in 1908 and by Odom and Barrios who combined to throw a no-hitter in a 2–1 victory in 1976.

The umpire is also an integral part of any no-hitter. The task of the umpire in a baseball game is to make any decision "which involves judgment, such as, but not limited to, whether a batted ball is fair or foul, whether a pitch is a strike or a ball, or whether a runner is safe or out… [the umpire’s judgment on such matters] is final." Part of the duties of the umpire making calls at home plate includes defining the strike zone, which "is defined as that area over homeplate (sic) the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the hollow beneath the kneecap." These calls define every baseball game and are therefore integral to the completion of any no-hitter. Fourteen different umpires, notably Eric Cooper, presided over the White Sox’ eighteen no-hitters. Cooper umpired both Buehrle’s no-hitters.

The manager is another integral part of any no-hitter. The tasks of the manager include determining the starting rotation as well as the batting order and defensive lineup every game. Fourteen different managers, such as Ozzie Guillén, have led the team during the White Sox’ eighteen no-hitters.

Mike Jackson (right-handed pitcher)

Michael Ray Jackson (born December 22, 1964) is a former professional baseball player whose career spanned 19 seasons, 16 of which were spent in Major League Baseball (MLB). Jackson, a relief pitcher for the majority of his career, compiled a career earned run average (ERA) of 3.42, allowing 451 earned runs off of 983 hits, 127 home runs, and 464 walks while recording 1,006 strikeouts over 1,005 games pitched.

Standing 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) and weighing 185 pounds (84 kg), he made his professional debut in 1984 for the minor-league Spartanburg Suns, an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. After battling arm injuries in the early 1990s, Jackson reestablished himself as a top relief pitcher for the Reds in 1995 and went on to pitch in the 1997 World Series for the Indians. After one-year stints with the Astros, Twins, and White Sox, Jackson retired from baseball in 2005.

Mike Moore (baseball)

Michael Wayne Moore (born November 26, 1959), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

In college Moore pitched for Oral Roberts University, going 28-11 with an ERA of 2.64. The Seattle Mariners drafted him with the first pick overall in the 1981 MLB amateur draft. During a 14-year baseball career, Moore pitched for the Mariners (1982–1988), Oakland Athletics (1989–1992) and the Detroit Tigers (1993–1995).

He made his Major League Baseball debut on April 11, 1982, and played his final game on August 31, 1995. His career concluded with a regular season win-loss record of 161-176 with a 4.39 earned run average, 79 complete games, and 16 shutouts in 450 games pitched (2,831.7 innings pitched). Moore was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1989 and finished third in the Cy Young Award voting.

Moore played for the Athletics in two World Series. He was a member of the A's team that swept the San Francisco Giants in the 1989 World Series, starting and winning two of the four games, and hitting a double as well. He was also on the A's team that lost to the Cincinnati Reds in the 1990 World Series. In 5 postseason series, Moore compiled a 3-2 won-loss record with a 3.29 earned run average.

Shinji Tajima

Shinji Tajima (田島 慎二, Tajima Shinji, born December 21, 1989 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan) is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays pitcher for the Chunichi Dragons.

In the 2016 NPB season, Tajima tied a Japanese baseball record for most games pitched without conceding a run starting from opening day recording 31 consecutive scoreless games. He tied the Dragons record for consecutive scoreless games held by former teammate Akifumi Takahashi.

Wilbur Cooper

Arley Wilbur Cooper (February 24, 1892 – August 7, 1973) was an American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A four-time winner of 20 games in the early 1920s, he was the first National League left-hander to win 200 games. He established NL records for left-handers – second only to Eddie Plank among all southpaws – for career wins (216), innings pitched (3466⅓) and games started (405); all were broken within several years by Eppa Rixey. His career earned run average of 2.89 is also the lowest of any left-hander with at least 3000 innings in the NL. He still holds the Pirates franchise records for career victories (202) and complete games (263); he also set club records, since broken, for innings (3201), strikeouts (1191), and games pitched (469).


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