**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.

## Baseball

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.

## See also

- Major League Baseball consecutive games played streaks
- List of NHL players with 500 consecutive games played