Roberto Clemente, the all-time leader in games played as a right fielder
Roberto Clemente, the all-time leader in games played as a right fielder

Games played (most often abbreviated as G or GP) is a statistic used in team sports to indicate the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity); the statistic is generally applied irrespective of whatever portion of the game is contested. In baseball, the statistic applies also to players who, prior to a game, are included on a starting lineup card or are announced as ex ante substitutes, whether or not they play,[1] although, in Major League Baseball, the application of this statistic does not extend to consecutive games played streaks. A starting pitcher, then, may be credited with a game played even as he is not credited with a game started or an inning pitched.

A right fielder (RF) is the outfielder in baseball or softball who plays defense in right field. The right field is the area of the outfield to the right of a person standing at home plate and facing towards the pitcher's mound. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the right fielder is assigned the number 9.

Roberto Clemente[2][3][4] is all-time leader in games played as a right fielder with 2,305 games played in his career. Paul Waner[5] (2,250), Harry Hooper[6] (2,183), Hank Aaron[7] (2,174), Mel Ott[8] (2,161), Tony Gwynn[9] (2,144), Dwight Evans[10] (2,092), Nick Markakis[11] (2,074), Al Kaline[12] (2,031), and Sammy Sosa[13] (2,015) are the only other right fielders to play in over 2,000 games in their careers.

Key

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career games played. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2021 Gs) Number of games played during the 2021 Major League Baseball season.
G as RF Total career games played as a right fielder.
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[a]

List

Jason Heyward, the active leader and 35th all-time in games played as a right fielder.
Jason Heyward, the active leader and 35th all-time in games played as a right fielder.
Rank Player (2021 Gs) G as RF
1 Roberto Clemente * 2,305
2 Paul Waner * 2,250
3 Harry Hooper * 2,183
4 Hank Aaron * 2,174
5 Mel Ott * 2,161
6 Tony Gwynn * 2,144
7 Dwight Evans 2,092
8 Nick Markakis 2,074
9 Al Kaline * 2,031
10 Sammy Sosa 2,015
11 Bobby Abreu 1,990
12 Ichiro Suzuki 1,970
13 Reggie Jackson * 1,942
14 Dave Winfield * 1,883
15 Paul O'Neill 1,848
16 Dave Parker 1,792
17 Larry Walker * 1,718
18 Magglio Ordonez 1,713
19 Sam Crawford * 1,675
20 Jermaine Dye 1,671
21 Sam Rice * 1,649
22 Shawn Green 1,630
23 Vladimir Guerrero * 1,605
Rusty Staub 1,605
25 Wally Moses 1,587
26 Johnny Callison 1,577
27 Tom Brunansky 1,569
28 Enos Slaughter * 1,540
29 Harry Heilmann * 1,525
30 Bobby Bonds 1,474
31 Bill Nicholson 1,442
32 Jay Bruce 1,437
33 Rubén Sierra 1,425
34 Hunter Pence 1,420
35 Jason Heyward (97) 1,416
36 Carl Furillo 1,409
37 Jeromy Burnitz 1,365
38 Jay Buhner 1,357
39 Jesse Barfield 1,339
40 Raul Mondesi 1,325
41 Tommy Griffith 1,319
42 Ken Singleton 1,311
43 Darryl Strawberry 1,308
44 Chuck Klein * 1,307
45 Al Cowens 1,292
46 Jeff Francoeur 1,290
47 Hank Bauer 1,289
48 Rocky Colavito 1,282
49 Andre Dawson * 1,281
50 Frank Robinson * 1,270
Rank Player (2021 Gs) G as RF
51 J.D. Drew 1,268
52 Tim Salmon 1,263
53 Alex Ríos 1,250
54 Jose Guillen 1,211
55 Jackie Jensen 1,205
John Titus 1,205
57 Dixie Walker 1,202
58 Ross Youngs * 1,192
59 Frank Schulte 1,186
60 Pete Fox 1,167
61 Bruce Campbell 1,166
62 Reggie Sanders 1,165
63 Gary Sheffield 1,160
64 Roger Maris 1,151
65 Max Flack 1,146
66 Tony Oliva 1,137
67 Babe Ruth * 1,128
Jack Tobin 1,128
69 Curt Walker 1,123
70 Josh Reddick (36) 1,108
71 Willie Keeler * 1,102
72 Claudell Washington 1,096
73 José Bautista 1,071
74 Sixto Lezcano 1,061
75 Don Mueller 1,046
76 Harold Baines * 1,042
77 Kole Calhoun (32) 1,022
78 Jayson Werth 1,020
79 Jack Clark 1,013
80 Chief Wilson 1,005
81 Giancarlo Stanton (13) 995
82 Babe Herman 994
83 Bing Miller 992
84 Ken Griffey 990
85 Trot Nixon 961
86 Elmer Valo 957
87 Gavvy Cravath 955
88 Kevin Bass 954
89 Shin-Soo Choo 947
90 Brian Jordan 945
91 Glenn Wilson 940
92 Shano Collins 936
93 Elmer Flick * 927
94 Bryce Harper (124) 924
95 Andre Ethier 922
96 Ollie Brown 911
97 Dante Bichette 908
98 Mike Mitchell 906
99 Manny Ramirez 904
100 Michael Cuddyer 903
Danny Tartabull 903

References

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.
  1. ^ Section 20 of the official scorer guidelines
  2. ^ "Roberto Clemente Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  3. ^ "Roberto Clemente Hall of Fame Profile". National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Thornley, Stew. "Roberto Clemente Bio". Society For American Baseball Research. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  5. ^ "Paul Waner Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  6. ^ "Harry Hooper Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  7. ^ "Hank Aaron Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  8. ^ "Mel Ott Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  9. ^ "Tony Gwynn Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  10. ^ "Dwight Evans Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  11. ^ "Nick Markakis Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  12. ^ "Al Kaline Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  13. ^ "Sammy Sosa Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2021.