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Stat corner: Most games played without a World Series appearance

Here’s a stat corner that is pretty self-explanatory: Who played in the most games without ever appearing in a World Series? We’ll look at the top 20 overall (which includes seven Hall of Famers), and the top 10 active players:

1. Rafael Palmeiro, 2,831

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2. Ken Griffey Jr., 2,671

3. Ichiro Suzuki, 2,651

4. Andre Dawson, 2,627

5. Ernie Banks, 2,528

6. Julio Franco, 2,527

7. Billy Williams, 2,488

8. Rod Carew, 2,469

9. Bobby Abreu, 2,425

10. Luke Appling, 2,422

11. Mickey Vernon, 2,409

12. Buddy Bell, 2,405

13. Torii Hunter, 2,372

14. Sammy Sosa, 2,354

15. Jose Cruz, 2,353

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16. Brian Downing, 2,344

17. Frank Thomas, 2,322

18. B.J. Surhoff, 2,313

19. Chris Speier, 2,260

20. Andres Galarraga, 2,257

Active (through Thursday)

1. Nick Markakis, 1,966

2. Victor Martinez, 1,952

3. Jose Reyes, 1,859

4. Joe Mauer, 1,826

5. Edwin Encarnacion, 1,776

6. Jose Bautista, 1,767

7. Matt Kemp, 1,662

8. Adam Jones, 1,658

9. Justin Upton, 1,611

10. Ryan Zimmerman, 1,608

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