Baseball's Longest Games: A Comprehensive Worldwide Record by Philip J. Lowry

By Philip J. Lowry

Baseball is the single significant staff activity that does not characteristic a clock, and there is a everyday announcing between fanatics that so long as outs stay, the sport can, theoretically, move on ceaselessly. each occasionally, it approximately does, as writer Phil Lowry demonstrates. The made of greater than 4 many years of study, this e-book catalogs baseball video games from all over the world and all through historical past that lasted 20 or extra innings, stretched 5 or extra hours, or ended after 1:00 am. Lowry additionally examines chance types to foretell how usually video games of surprising size will happen.

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Although it could be broken at any time, it seems very conceivable it may never be broken. 000000000320 Summary As long as there is a “hot stove league,” baseball fans will argue whether somewhere back in the murky uncharted depths of undocumented baseball history there may perhaps be a game that lasted longer than the 45inning game in Mito, Japan, which is the longest baseball game by innings ever played, excluding Massachusetts Rules and planned marathon games. Could I have spent 46 years searching for the longest game by innings, and missed one lasting more than 45 innings?

M. M. Nishi-Kyogoku Kyujo (Stadium), Kyoto, Japan — 5/2/1959 — National Municipal League Championships — Nippon Shinyaku (New Pharmaceuticals) Company 2 Kurashiki Reiyon (Rayon) Company (later Kuraray Company) 1 in 6:14. Al Lang Field (I), St. Petersburg, Florida — 6/14/ 1966 — Florida State League — Miami Marlins 4 St. M. in the early morning of 6/15. Providence, Rhode Island — 6/17/1978 — Sunset League — Mooseup Valley 4 Sports Enterprises 2 in 6:45; 2nd game cancelled. 28 Innings (6) Dorchester Franklin Field Diamond #5, Boston, Massachusetts—6/8/1907—Boston Grammar School League Championship Game — Henry L.

440 in the 19th. 111 in the 28th. However, this is the very best database available. For innings 20–45 it is 100 percent complete data, based on every single box score in existence for games lasting 20 or more innings. 000 for innings 34 and 36–44 because we have no box scores showing any team ever scoring in those innings. Only six teams have ever played a 36th inning; and two of those teams played a game with no existing box score. Only two teams have ever played innings 37 through 45. Six very interesting facts arise out of these two databases.

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