Since 1900, how many Major League baseball games have been played, including post-season?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Let's find out.
NL 1900-2008 == 172062
NL 2009 (thru 21-May) == 648
AL 1900 == zero
AL 1901-2008 == 172646
AL 2009 (thru 21-May) == 574
NL total == 172730
AL total == 173220
MLB total == 345950
Looks strange, doesn't it? The NL has one additional season of play (in the requested window) and has more teams, 16 to 14. But, the AL was the larger league for a number of seasons (1961, 10 v. 8, and 1977-92, 14 v. 12; the NL only grew larger in 1998, 16 v. 14). So the AL still holds a slight edge in total games played, though that won't last much longer.
But there's a catch. These numbers, courtesy of BaseballReference.com and some futzing around with a market popular spreadsheet app, are team games, not championship games. Each team, in modern times, is scheduled to play 162 games; with 30 franchises, that works out to 4860 games. But not that many are played -- 2430 (or so) are, because there's two teams per game. This bookkeeping doesn't take that into account, so we divide by two.
MLB competition games == 345950 / 2 == 172975. And that includes wins, losses, and the occasional tie -- everything considered official games in championship play.
Postseason? Much simpler.
Division Series (1981, 1995-2008) == 233 games
Championship Series (1969-93, 1995-2008) == 392
World Series (1903, '05-93, 1995-2008) == 603 + 3 (tie games, long ago)
Postseason == 1231 games.
Now go bore your friends with this holiday weekend nugget o' data.
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- ConnorLv 61 decade ago
I couldn't find it, but since the National League formed in 1876, the MLB has seen 386,758 games played (I'm laughing at the first answer).
- blueyeznjLv 61 decade ago
All of them! ;-)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
OVER ONE MILLION