Year by Year Leaders for Games Pitched

Ever wonder who pitched in the most games the year you were born? How about pitchers from your favorite team — have they ever led the league in games pitched? Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a year-by-year leaderboard in Major League games pitched for every season since 1876. Note: A bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"If I have only a fair year, I should win twenty games, but, of course, I expect to have a good season." - Games Pitched Leader (1333 & 1936) / Hall of Famer Dizzy Dean

Games Pitched
Year-by-Year Leaders

'1876 - 2020'

1876 - - - 1876

Jim Devlin

68

Louisville

1877 - - - 1877

Jim Devlin

61

Louisville

1878 - - - 1878

Tommy Bond

59

Boston

1879 - - - 1879

Will White

76

Cincinnati

1880 - - - 1880

Jim McCormick

74

Cleveland

Lee Richmond

Worcester

1881 - - - 1881

Jim Whitney

66

Boston

1882 - - - 1882

Jim McCormick

68

Cleveland

1883 - - - 1883

Pud Galvin

76

Buffalo

Old Hoss Radbourn

Providence

1884 - - - 1884

Old Hoss Radbourn

75

Providence

1885 - - - 1885

John Clarkson

70

Chicago

1886 - - - 1886

Tim Keefe

64

New York

1887 - - - 1887

John Clarkson

60

Chicago

1888 - - - 1888

Ed Morris

55

Pittsburgh

1889 - - - 1889

John Clarkson

73

Boston

1890 - - - 1890

Bill Hutchison

71

Chicago

1891 - - - 1891

Bill Hutchison

66

Chicago

1892 - - - 1892

Bill Hutchison

75

Chicago

1893 - - - 1893

Amos Rusie

56

New York

1894 - - - 1894

Theodore Breitenstein

56

St. Louis

1895 - - - 1895

Pink Hawley

56

Pittsburgh

1896 - - - 1896

Frank Killen

52

Pittsburgh

1897 - - - 1897

Red Donahue

46

St. Louis

Win Mercer

Washington

Kid Nichols

Boston

Cy Young

Cleveland

1898 - - - 1898

Kid Nichols

50

Boston

Jack Taylor

St. Louis

1899 - - - 1899

Sam Leever

51

Pittsburgh

1900 - - - 1900

Bill Carrick

45

New York

1901 Joe McGinnity

48

Baltimore 1901

Bill Donovan

45

Brooklyn

Jack Powell

St. Louis

Dummy Taylor

New York

1902 Cy Young

45

Boston 1902

Vic Willis

51

Boston

1903 Eddie Plank

43

Philadelphia 1903

Joe McGinnity

55

New York

1904 Jack Chesbro

55

New York 1904

Joe McGinnity

51

New York

1905 Rube Waddell

46

Philadelphia 1905

Joe McGinnity

46

New York

Togie Pittinger

Philadelphia

1906 Jack Chesbro

49

New York 1906

Joe McGinnity

45

New York

1907 Ed Walsh

56

Chicago 1907

Joe McGinnity

47

New York

1908 Ed Walsh

66

Chicago 1908

Christy Mathewson

56

New York

1909 Frank Smith

51

Chicago 1909

Mordecai Brown

50

Chicago

1910 Jack Coombs

45

Philadelphia 1910

Al Mattern

51

Boston

Walter Johnson Washington
Ed Walsh Chicago
1911 Ed Walsh

56

Chicago 1911

Mordecai Brown

53

Chicago

1912 Ed Walsh

62

Chicago 1912

Rube Benton

50

Cincinnati

1913 Reb Russell

52

Chicago 1913

Larry Cheney

54

Chicago

1914 Walter Johnson

51

Washington 1914

Larry Cheney

50

Chicago

1915 Harry Coveleski

50

Detroit 1915

Tom Hughes

50

Boston

Red Faber Chicago
1916 Dave Davenport

59

St. Louis 1916

Lee Meadows

51

St. Louis

1917 Dave Danforth

50

Chicago 1917

Phil Douglas

51

Chicago

1918 Jim Bagby

45

Cleveland 1918

Burleigh Grimes

40

Brooklyn

George Mogridge New York
1919 Jim Shaw

45

Washington 1919

Oscar Tuero

45

St. Louis

1920 Jim Bagby

48

Cleveland 1920

Jesse Haines

47

St. Louis

1921 Carl Mays

49

New York 1921

Jack Scott

47

Boston

1922 Eddie Rommel

51

Philadelphia 1922

Lou North

53

St. Louis

1923 Eddie Rommel

56

Philadelphia 1923

Claude Jonnard

45

New York

Rosy Ryan

New York

1924 Firpo Marberry

50

Washington 1924

Ray Kremer

41

Pittsburgh

Johnny Morrison

Pittsburgh

1925 Firpo Marberry

55

Washington 1925

Johnny Morrison

44

Pittsburgh

1926 Firpo Marberry

64

Washington 1926

Jack Scott

50

New York

1927 Garland Braxton

58

Washington 1927

Charlie Root

48

Chicago

Jack Scott

Philadelphia

1928 Firpo Marberry

48

Washington 1928

Burleigh Grimes

48

Pittsburgh

1929 Firpo Marberry

49

Washington 1929

Guy Bush

50

Chicago

1930 Lefty Grove

50

Philadelphia 1930

Hal Elliott

48

Philadelphia

1931 Bump Hadley

55

Washington 1931

Jumbo Elliott

52

Philadelphia

1932 Firpo Marberry

54

Washington 1932

Larry French

47

Pittsburgh

1933 Alvin Crowder

52

Washington 1933

Dizzy Dean

48

St. Louis

1934 Jack Russell

54

Washington 1934

Curt Davis

51

Philadelphia

1935 Russ Van Atta

58

New York 1935

Orville Jorgens

53

Philadelphia

St. Louis
1936 Russ Van Atta

52

St. Louis 1936

Dizzy Dean

51

St. Louis

Paul Derringer

Cincinnati

1937 Clint Brown

53

Chicago 1937

Hugh Mulcahy

56

Philadelphia

1938 Johnny Humphries

45

Cleveland 1938

Mace Brown

51

Pittsburgh

Dick Coffman

New York

1939 Clint Brown

61

Chicago 1939

Clyde Shoun

53

St. Louis

1940 Bob Feller

43

Cleveland 1940

Clyde Shoun

54

St. Louis

1941 Bob Feller

44

Cleveland 1941

Kirby Higbe

48

Brooklyn

1942 Joe Haynes

40

Chicago 1942

Ace Adams

61

New York

1943 Mace Brown

49

Boston 1943

Ace Adams

70

New York

1944 Joe Heving

63

Cleveland 1944

Ace Adams

65

New York

1945 Joe Berry

52

Philadelphia 1945

Andy Karl

67

Philadelphia

1946 Bob Feller

48

Cleveland 1946

Ken Trinkle

48

New York

1947 Ed Klieman

58

Cleveland 1947

Ken Trinkle

62

New York

1948 Joe Page

55

New York 1948

Harry Gumbert

61

Cincinnati

1949 Joe Page

60

New York 1949

Ted Wilks

59

St. Louis

1950 Mickey Harris

53

Washington 1950

Jim Konstanty

74

Philadelphia

1951 Ellis Kinder

63

Boston 1951

Ted Wilks

65

Pittsburgh

St. Louis

1952 Bill Kennedy

47

Chicago 1952

Hoyt Wilhelm

71

New York

1953 Ellis Kinder

69

Boston 1953

Hoyt Wilhelm

68

New York

1954 Sonny Dixon

54

Philadelphia 1954

Jim Hughes

60

Brooklyn

Washington
1955 Ray Narleski

60

Cleveland 1955

Clem Labine

60

Brooklyn

1956 George Zuverink

62

Baltimore 1956

Roy Face

68

Pittsburgh

1957 George Zuverink

56

Baltimore 1957

Turk Lown

67

Chicago

1958 Tex Clevenger

55

Washington 1958

Don Elston

69

Chicago

1959 Gerry Staley

67

Chicago 1959

Don Elston

65

Chicago

Bill Henry

Chicago

1960 Mike Fornieles

70

Boston 1960

Roy Face

68

Pittsburgh

1961 Luis Arroyo

65

New York 1961

Jack Baldschun

65

Philadelphia

1962 Dick Radatz

62

Boston 1962

Ron Perranoski

70

Los Angeles

1963 Stu Miller

71

Baltimore 1963

Ron Perranoski

69

Los Angeles

1964 John Wyatt

81

Kansas City 1964

Bob Miller

74

Los Angeles

1965 Eddie Fisher

82

Chicago 1965

Ted Abernathy

84

Chicago

1966 Eddie Fisher

67

Baltimore 1966

Clay Carroll

73

Atlanta

Chicago
1967 Bob Locker

77

Chicago 1967

Ted Abernathy

70

Cincinnati

Ron Perranoski

Los Angeles

1968 Wilbur Wood

88

Chicago 1968

Ted Abernathy

78

Cincinnati

1969 Wilbur Wood

76

Chicago 1969

Wayne Granger

90

Cincinnati

1970 Wilbur Wood

77

Chicago 1970

Ron Herbel

76

New York

San Diego

1971 Ken Sanders

83

Milwaukee 1971

Wayne Granger

70

Cincinnati

1972 Paul Lindblad

66

Texas 1972

Clay Carroll

65

Cincinnati

Mike Marshall

Montreal

1973 John Hiller

65

Detroit 1973

Mike Marshall

92

Montreal

1974 Rollie Fingers

76

Oakland 1974

Mike Marshall

106

Los Angeles

1975 Rollie Fingers

75

Oakland 1975

Gene Garber

71

Philadelphia

1976 Bill Campbell

78

Minnesota 1976

Dale Murray

81

Montreal

1977 Sparky Lyle

72

New York 1977

Rollie Fingers

78

San Diego

1978 Bob Lacey

74

Oakland 1978

Kent Tekulve

91

Pittsburgh

1979 Mike Marshall

90

Minnesota 1979

Kent Tekulve

94

Pittsburgh

1980 Dan Quisenberry

75

Kansas City 1980

Dick Tidrow

84

Chicago

1981 Doug Corbett

54

Minnesota 1981

Gary Lucas

57

San Diego

1982 Ed Vande Berg

78

Seattle 1982

Kent Tekulve

85

Pittsburgh

1983 Dan Quisenberry

69

Kansas City 1983

Bill Campbell

82

Chicago

1984 Willie Hernandez

80

Detroit 1984

Ted Power

78

Cincinnati

1985 Dan Quisenberry

84

Kansas City 1985

Tim Burke

78

Montreal

1986 Mitch Williams

80

Texas 1986

Craig Lefferts

83

San Diego

1987 Mark Eichhorn

89

Toronto 1987

Kent Tekulve

90

Philadelphia

1988 Chuck Crim

70

Milwaukee 1988

Rob Murphy

76

Cincinnati

1989 Chuck Crim

76

Milwaukee 1989

Mitch Williams

76

Chicago

1990 Bobby Thigpen

77

Chicago 1990

Juan Agosto

82

Houston

1991 Duane Ward

81

Toronto 1991

Barry Jones

77

Montreal

1992 Kenny Rogers

81

Texas 1992

Joe Boever

81

Houston

1993 Greg Harris

80

Boston 1993

Mike Jackson

81

San Francisco

1994 Bob Wickman

53

New York 1994

Steve Reed

61

Colorado

1995 Jesse Orosco

65

Baltimore 1995

Curtis Leskanic

76

Colorado

1996 Eddie Guardado

83

Minnesota 1996

Brad Clontz

81

Atlanta

Mike Myers Detroit
1997 Mike Myers

88

Detroit 1997

Julian Tavarez

89

San Francisco

1998 Sean Runyan

88

Detroit 1998

Rod Beck

81

Chicago

1999 Buddy Groom

76

Oakland 1999

Steve Kline

82

Montreal

Bob Wells Minnesota
2000 Kelly Wunsch

83

Chicago 2000

Steve Kline

83

Montreal

2001 Paul Quantrill

80

Toronto 2001

Steve Kline

89

St. Louis

2002 Billy Koch

84

Oakland 2002

Paul Quantrill

86

Los Angeles

2003 Trever Miller

79

Toronto 2003

Paul Quantrill

89

Los Angeles

2004 Paul Quantrill

86

New York 2004

Jim Brower

89

San Francisco

2005 Mike Timlin

81

Boston 2005

Scott Eyre

86

San Francisco

2006 Scott Proctor

83

New York 2006

Salomon Torres

94

Pittsburgh

2007 Scott Downs

81

Toronto 2007

Jon Rauch

88

Washington

Jamie Walker Baltimore
2008 Matt Guerrier

76

Minnesota 2008

Pedro Feliciano

86

New York

Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles
2009 Matt Guerrier

79

Minnesota 2009

Pedro Feliciano

88

New York

2010 Randy Choate

85

Tampa Bay 2010

Pedro Feliciano

92

New York

2011 Jose Valverde

75

Detroit 2011

Jonny Venters

85

Atlanta

2012 Boone Logan

80

New York 2012

Matt Belisle

80

Colorado

Shawn Camp

Chicago

Randy Choate

Los Angeles

Miami

2013 Joel Peralta

80

Tampa Bay 2013

Brad Ziegler

78

Arizona

2014 Bryan Shaw

80

Cleveland 2014

Will Smith

78

Milwaukee

Tony Watson

Pittsburgh

2015 Kevin Jepsen

75

Minnesota 2015

Kevin Siegrist

81

St. Louis

Tampa Bay
2016 Bryan Shaw

75

Cleveland 2016

Brad Hand

82

San Diego

2017 Peter Moylan

79

Kansas City 2017

Corey Knebel

76

Milwaukee

Bryan Shaw Cleveland

Juan Nicasio

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

St. Louis

2018 Ryan Pressly

77

Houston 2018

Brad Ziegler

82

Arizona

Minnesota

Miami

2019 Yusmeiro Petit

80

Oakland 2019

Alex Claudio

83

Milwaukee

2020 Scott Barlow

32

Kansas City 2020

Tyler Rogers

29

San Francisco

Current Through 2020 Season
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