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MLB Hall of Fame Players who Never Played in the World Series

These are the MLB Hall of Fame Players with the most career games played who nonetheless never played in a World Series game. For each player, I included the years of their active career, the number of games played (for pitchers, games pitched with starts in parentheses) and the list of teams they played for, with the team they played the most games for in bold. Both the North and South Sides of a certain windy city are well represented on this list.
Source: https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/leaders_most_gamesnows.shtml
Minimum 2000 games played for position players, 400 games pitched for pitchers.
Only counts games played during the World Series Era (1903-Present)
One individual was elected to the Hall of Fame as a Manager, but is included in this quiz because he played in more than 2000 regular season games as a player, but never in the World Series..
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Last updated: November 22, 2022
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Position Players
Player
Years Played
Position(s)
Games Played
Team(s)
Ken Griffey Jr
1989-2010
OF
2671
Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds
Andre Dawson
1976-1996
OF
2627
Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Florida Marlins
Ernie Banks
1953-1971
1B/SS
2528
Chicago Cubs
Billy Williams
1959-1976
OF/1B
2488
Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics
Rod Carew
1967-1985
1B/2B
2469
Minnesota Twins, California Angels
Luke Appling
1930-1950
SS/3B
2422
Chicago White Sox
Frank Thomas
1990-2008
DH/1B
2322
Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays
Ron Santo
1960-1974
3B
2243
Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
Joe Torre
1960-1977
Manager C/1B/3B
2209
Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets
Ryne Sandberg
1981-1997
2B/3B
2164
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs
Harry Heilmann
1914-1932
OF/1B
2147
Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds
Edgar Martinez
1987-2004
DH/3B
2055
Seattle Mariners
George Sisler
1915-1930
1B
2055
St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, Boston Braves
 
 
 
 
 
Pitchers
Player
Years Played
Position
Games Played (Starts)
Team(s)
Lee Smith
1980-1997
P
1022 (6)
Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, California Angels, Cincinnati Red, Montreal Expos
Phil Niekro
1964-1987
P
864 (716)
Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays
Gaylord Perry
1962-1983
P
777 (690)
San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals
Fergie Jenkins
1965-1983
P
664 (594)
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox
Ted Lyons
1923-1946
P
694 (484)
Chicago White Sox
Jim Bunning
1955-1971
P
591 (519)
Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers
Roy Halladay
1998-2013
P
416 (390)
Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies
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Level 62
Sep 25, 2021
Joe Torre was elected as a manager not a player
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Level 89
Sep 25, 2021
I've added a caveat to note that one individual was elected as a manager but is included in the quiz because he played in more than 2000 games as a player and never in the World Series. I also added Manager to the position list for him.