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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Career Playoff Games - Non-Pitchers - Only Those With Kellogg's Cards

The changes in playoff formats over the years have made comparisons of playoff game participation useless.  Before 1969 the only regular playoffs were the World Series.  Starting in 1969 NLCS and ALCS games were added when divisions were created.  In 1995 playoffs were expanded by another round.

With all of that in mind, the list of players in the most playoff games consists mostly of guys who played after 1995.  Sorry old-time Yankees but there are many players ahead of you on the list.

Here are the top Kellogg's players and the number of playoff games that they've been in.  Keep in mind that Derek Jeter has been in 154 playoff games.

1.  Reggie Jackson - 77 games.  He's only 10th on the all-time list.  He played in the post-season during 11 years.  A player today could get in 77 playoff games in about four or five years.

2.  Pete Rose - 67 games.

3.  Lonnie Smith - 63 games.  I would have never guessed Lonnie Smith if you gave me 100 names to guess.  I didn't realize that he played 17 years.  I also forgot that he won a World Series ring with three different teams - Phillies in 1980, Cardinals in 1982 and Royals in 1985.  The Phillies beat the Royals and the Royals beat the Cardinals.

4.  Rickey Henderson - 60 games.

5.  Steve Garvey - 55 games.