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 they actually play or not, 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, an inning pitched, or a complete game.
- Major League Baseball consecutive games played streaks
- List of NHL players with 500 consecutive games played