7. Jesse Haines’ 554 Career Games Pitched
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Haines was a very good pitcher. He’s in the Hall of Fame, having won 20 games in two of his 19 seasons. He led the National League with 25 complete games and six shutouts in 1927, a season in which he pitched more than 300 innings. But what helped Haine earn the St. Louis Cardinals record for most games pitched is the fact that he pitched with the team for 18 years, impressive even in the pre-free-agency era. Today it’s just unheard of.
Kyle Farnsworth is the active leader in career games pitched with 893, but the most he’s had with one team is 343, with the Chicago Cubs. New Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez is second on the active list with 859, but that’s with four different teams. The most K-Rod has with one is 408 for the Los Angeles Angels.
Among current Cardinals, Steve Cishek (above) has the most games under his belt, with 311. The majority of those, of course, have come with the Miami Marlins.
I think Haines’ record is safe for a good long while.
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