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There are 162 regular season games. If a player is on a team that qualifies for the postseason, then he will have played in those additional games as well. If a player played in every single regular-season game, and played in every postseason game, assuming all the series went the maximum games, a player could conceivably play 181 games in a season. One could even count the All-Star game, to say technically he played in 182 games. This answer is incorrect. MLB does not count postseason records toward a players yearly or career stats. They are separate. If you check this link, you'll see the career leaders for games played. A couple have hit 164 or 165, and a few have hit 163. The correct answer to this question is a little complicated. If a game is tied after 5 innings and is then stopped (rained out, etc.) the stats count for the players. However, the game still needs to be made up. This is only in a tie after 5 innings. If one team leads, the game is official and counts toward the standings. But if the game is tied, after 5 innings, and the game is stopped, the players' stats count (including games played), but the game is still made-up at a later date. Thus, is a player plays in all the other games, he can get credit for 163 games played. Also, if the top two teams in a division are tied after the 162nd game, a 1 game playoff is needed to determine the final standings in the division. All stats are counted. This most recently happened in 2008 with the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins.

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