Five Longest Games in MLB History
The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays played a game yesterday in Tampa, Florida. After the top of the first inning, the Red Sox had a commanding 6-0 lead, and it appeared like the night at the ballpark would be brief. Although they were down and out, the Rays came back and knotted it up in extra innings. However, it took the Red Sox 14 innings to win the game, which was completed well after midnight! Even though that game lasted an hour and a half, it was nothing compared to the two games played over the weekend.
To make sure they weren’t outdone, the Mets and Marlins played a combined 20 innings (!) to bring their game to a close.
Twenty innings of baseball is a long time in the sport.
- May 1, 1920 — 26-inning game between the Brooklyn Robins and the Boston Braves The Robins (later known as the Dodgers) and the Braves battled to a 1-1 tie in their first meeting.
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- The Cardinals defeated the Mets 4-3 in the National League Championship Series.
- There’s nothing awe-inspiring about that.
- On May 8, 1984, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in a 25-inning game.
- It took the White Sox to do it.
The A’s were able to stave off the Americans (eventually known as the Red Sox) and win 4-1.
Fifth game of the season: Detroit Tigers versus Philadelphia Athletics, 24 innings, July 21, 1945.
So, how does the Mets-Marlins game from Saturday rate among the other games?
There have been at least 17 games played in Major League Baseball history that have lasted at least 20 innings, according to the Baseball Almanac.
However, we are still just about halfway through the season. There’s still plenty of time for the Mets, Marlins, or any other club to get beyond the 21-inning barrier this season! Photograph courtesy of AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill
MLB Game Length Records
Obtaining baseball game length records (such as the longest and shortest games ever played, the most innings ever played in a single game, and other similar records) is one of the most often requested commodities on the Internet. The Baseball Almanac is proud to introduce an official baseball game duration record book, which is available for purchase. The longest games, both in terms of innings played and time spent playing, as well as several permutations, are given.
Major League Baseball Game Length Records
|Longest Doubleheader18 Innings||AL||New York 12 at Boston 4||8h 40m||08-18-2006|
|New York 14 at Boston 11||08-18-2006|
|NL||Brooklyn 2 at New York 8||6h 46m||08-07-1952|
|Brooklyn 7 at New York 5||08-07-1952|
|Longest DoubleheaderWith Extra Innings (by Game Length Time)||AL||Kansas City 6 at Detroit 7 (Game Length 3:25)||9h 05m||06-17-1967|
|Kansas City 6 at Detroit 5 (Game Length 5:40)||06-17-1967|
|NL||San Francisco 5 at New York 3 (Game Length 2:29)||9h 52m||05-31-1964|
|San Francisco 8 at New York 6 (Game Length 7:23)||05-31-1964|
|Longest DoubleheaderWith Extra Innings (by Total Elapsed Time) (Includes Length of Delay)||AL||Kansas City 6 at Detroit 7 (Game Length 3:25, 0:15 Rain Delay in 7th)||9h 56m||06-17-1967|
|Kansas City 6 at Detroit 5 (Intermission 0:36, Game Length 5:40)||06-17-1967|
|NL||San Diego 5 at Philadelphia 2 (Rain Delay Start 1:10, Game Length 2:34, Rain Delay in 4th 1:56, Rain Delay in 6th 2:48)||12h 05m||07-02-1993|
|San Diego 5 at Philadelphia 6 (Intermission 0:25, Game Length 3:12)||07-02-1993|
|Longest GameExtra Innings||AL||Chicago 7 vs. Milwaukee 6||8h 06m||05-08-1984|
|NL||San Francisco 8 vs. New York 6||7h 23m||05-31-1964|
|Longest Game9 Innings||AL||New York 14 at Boston 11||4h 45m||08-18-2006|
|NL||Arizona 10 at Colorado 9||4h 30m||06-24-2016|
|Philadelphia 17 at Pittsburg 5||4h 30m||07-06-2018|
|Longest Game9 Innings At Night||AL||New York 14 at Boston 11||4h 45m||08-18-2006|
|NL||Arizona 10 at Colorado 9||4h 30m||06-24-2016|
|Philadelphia 17 at Pittsburg 5||4h 30m||07-06-2018|
|Shortest Doubleheader18 Innings||AL||New York at St. Louis (Gm 1, 1:12)||2h 07m||09-26-1926|
|New York at St. Louis (Gm 2, 0:55)||09-26-1926|
|NL||Chicago at Brooklyn (Gm 1, uk)||2h 20m||08-14-1919|
|Chicago at Brooklyn (Gm 2, uk)||08-14-1919|
|Shortest Game9 Innings||AL||St. Louis 6 vs. New York 2||55m||09-26-1926|
|NL||New York 6 vs. Philadelphia 1||51m||09-28-1919|
|Shortest GameNine Innings At Night||AL||Chicago 1 vs. Washington 0||1h 29m||05-21-1943|
|NL||Boston 2 at Cincinnati 0||1h 15m||08-10-1944|
Major League Baseball Game Length Records
|Longest GameBy Innings (20+ Innings)||NL||Brooklyn 1 at Boston 1||26||05-01-1920|
|NL||St. Louis 4 at New York 3||25||09-11-1974|
|AL||Chicago 7 vs. Milwaukee 6||25||05-08-1984|
|AL||Philadelphia 4 at Boston 1||24||09-01-1906|
|AL||Detroit 1 at Philadelphia 1||24||07-21-1945|
|NL||Houston 1 vs. New York 0||24||04-15-1968|
|NL||Boston 2 vs. Brooklyn 2||23||06-27-1939|
|NL||San Francisco 8 at New York 6||23||05-31-1964|
|NL||Brooklyn 6 vs. Pittsburgh 5||22||08-22-1917|
|NL||Chicago 4 at Boston 3||22||05-17-1927|
|AL||New York 9 at Detroit 7||22||06-24-1962|
|AL||Washington 6 vs Chicago 5||22||06-12-1967|
|AL||Milwaukee 4 at Minnesota 3||22||05-12-1972|
|NL||Houston 5 vs Los Angeles 4||22||06-03-1989|
|NL||Los Angeles 1 at Montreal 0||22||08-23-1989|
|AL||Minnesota 5 vs. Cleveland 4||22||08-31-1993|
|NL||Colorado 2 at San Diego 1||22||04-17-2008|
|NL||New York 3 at Pittsburgh 1||21||07-17-1914|
|NL||Chicago 2 vs. Philadelphia 1||21||07-17-1918|
|NL||Pittsburgh 2 at Boston 0||21||08-01-1918|
|NL||San Francisco 1 at Cincinnati 0||21||09-01-1967|
|AL||Oakland 5 at Washington 3||21||06-04-1971|
|NL||San Diego 1 vs Houston 2||21||09-24-1971|
|AL||Chicago 6 vs. Cleveland 3||21||05-26-1973|
|NL||San Diego 11 at Montreal 8||21||05-21-1977|
|NL||Los Angeles 2 at Chicago 1||21||08-17-1982|
|NL||Cincinnati 7 vs. Chicago 7||20||06-30-1892|
|AL||Philadelphia 4 at Boston 2||20||07-04-1905|
|NL||Chicago 2 at Philadelphia 1||20||08-24-1905|
|NL||Philadelphia 9 vs. Boston 9||20||04-30-1919|
|NL||Chicago 7 vs St. Louis 8||20||08-28-1930|
|NL||Brooklyn 6 at Boston 2||20||07-05-1940|
|AL||Washington 9 at Minnesota 7||20||08-09-1967|
|AL||New York 4 vs. Boston 3||20||08-29-1967|
|AL||Boston 5 at Seattle 3||20||07-27-1969|
|AL||Oakland 1 vs California 0||20||07-09-1971|
|AL||Washington 8 at Cleveland 6||20||09-14-1971|
|NL||Philadelphia 5 vs. Atlanta 4||20||05-04-1973|
|NL||Pittsburgh 5 vs. Chicago 4||20||07-06-1980|
|NL||Houston 3 at San Diego 1||20||08-15-1980|
|AL||Seattle 8 at Boston 7||20||09-03-1981|
|AL||California 4 vs. Seattle 3||20||04-13-1982|
|NL||Philadelphia 7 vs. Los Angeles 6||20||07-07-1993|
|NL||St. Louis 7 at Florida 6||20||04-27-2003|
|NL||New York 2 at St. Louis 1||20||04-17-2010|
|NL||New York 1 vs Florida 2||20||06-08-2013|
|Longest GameInnings At Night||AL||Chicago 7 vs. Milwaukee 6||25||05-08-1984|
|NL||St. Louis 4 at New York 3||25||09-11-1974|
|Longest GameInnings OnOpening Day(EveryOpening Daygame over 14 innings is listed)||AL||Toronto 7 vs. Cleveland 4||16||04-05-2012|
|Washington 1 vs. Philadelphia 0||15||04-13-1926|
|Detroit 4 at Cleveland 2||15||04-19-1960|
|Cleveland 2 vs St. Louis 1||14||04-16-1935|
|Chicago 9 vs. Detroit 7||14||04-10-1959|
|Chicago 3 vs California 2||14||04-12-1966|
|NL||Philadelphia 5 at Brooklyn 5||14||04-17-1923|
|New York 1 at Brooklyn 1||14||04-16-1933|
|Pittsburgh 4 at Milwaukee 3||14||04-15-1958|
|Pittsburgh 6 at St. Louis 2||14||04-08-1969|
|Cincinnati 2 vs. Los Angeles 1||14||04-07-1975|
|Colorado 11 vs. New York 9||14||04-26-1995|
|New York 1 vs. Philadelphia 0||14||03-31-1998|
|Longest ShutoutBy Innings||AL||Oakland 1 vs. California 0||20||07-09-1971|
|NL||Houston 1 vs. New York 0||24||04-15-1968|
|Longest TieBy Innings||AL||Detroit 1 at Philadelphia 1||24||07-21-1945|
|NL||Boston 1 vs. Brooklyn 1||26||05-01-1920|
|Major League Baseball Game Length Records | Research by Baseball Almanac, Inc.|
The Detroit Tigers played in the most straight extra-inning games during the 1908 season (see here for their schedule), from September 9th through September 13th, a stretch that included five games with a total of fifty-four innings. Was it known to you that the 1943 Boston Red Sox competed in a Major League-high thirty-one extra-inning games in the same season, setting a new record? When San Francisco and New York played a double header on May 31, 1964 (Game 1|Game 2), the two clubs set the Major League record for most innings played in a single day with thirty-two innings played between them.
5 longest MLB games in baseball history
Baseball games are typically played for three hours, five minutes, and eleven seconds on average (as of 2019). Major League Baseball is attempting to accelerate the pace of the game in the future. That would have been a fantastic idea when the MLB games with the longest stretches of play took occurred. The record for the longest game in Major League Baseball history has been widely chronicled over the years. In other words, even though baseball is a slow sport by nature, it is unusual to see a game continue all the way to the 20th inning or even beyond.
So, if you’ve ever wondered how many innings the longest baseball game in history lasted, we’ve got the answer for you.
5. July 21, 1945: Detroit Tigers 1, Philadelphia Athletics 1
The game will last 24 innings. If you were a fan of pitching duel, you were in for a treat in 1945 when the Detroit Tigers took on the Philadelphia Athletics. They played for a total of 4 hours, 48 minutes without stopping, and, perhaps most impressively, just four pitchers took the mound that day (2 per team). Les Mueller threw 19.2 innings for the Tigers, allowing just one earned run, while Russ Christopher tossed 13 innings for the Athletics, allowing two earned runs. They continued on and on until the game was ruled a tie owing to the lack of visibility.
4. April 15, 1968: Houston Astros 1, New York Mets 0
The game will last 24 innings. There have been games in which the defense was outstanding, the pitcher was sharp, and the batting was awful. It all came together in 1968, when the New York Mets and the Houston Astros met in a game that was scoreless until the 24th inning of the 24th inning. The duration of this never-ending game was 6 hours and 6 minutes.
This game also holds the record for the most scoreless innings in Major League Baseball history, thanks to the pitching performances of Tom Seaver and Don Wilson. Ironically, the game was called due to an error by Al Weis, which means it could have gone much further had he not made the mistake.
3. Sept. 11, 1974: St. Louis Cardinals 4, New York Mets 3
25 innings in length This game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets is the oldest continuous Major League Baseball game that has never finished in a tie. It was impressive because it lasted for seven hours and four minutes and concluded far into three o’clock in the morning. One of the most memorable aspects of this game is the fact that the Cardinals had a 3-1 lead into the ninth inning before the Mets knotted it up. Bakke McBrides scored in the 16th inning when Hank Webb made an errant throw that caused him to score.
2. May 8, 1984: Chicago White Sox 7, Milwaukee Brewers 6
25 innings in length The Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers played for 8 hours and 6 minutes, setting a new MLB record for the longest game ever. If you thought the last game seemed to drag on forever, you wouldn’t want to be in the stadium when they played for 8 hours and 6 minutes (in time). This game had been going on for so long that they had to finish it the next day. Both teams went 17 innings until the game was called at 1:00 a.m. by the umpires. The following day, the Brewers grabbed a three-run lead in the 21st inning, but the White Sox rallied to tie the game once again and eventually won the game on the 25th.
1. May 1, 1920: Brooklyn Robins 1, Boston Braves 1
The game lasted 26 innings. Consider the possibility of a baseball game lasting 26 innings and ending in a draw. When the Brooklyn Robins took against the Boston Braves in 1920, that was just unacceptable, but hey, it was a part of the regulations at the time. The Robins and Braves were the stars of a pitching and defensive masterclass that, amazingly, only lasted 3 hours and 50 minutes, which is just slightly longer than a typical baseball game on the diamond. Because of the darkness, the game was finally declared a draw.
List of Longest MLB Games:
-August 22, 1917: The Brooklyn Robins defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-5. (22 innings) -May 17, 1927: The Chicago Cubs defeated the Boston Braves, 4-3. (22 innings) -June 24, 1962: The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers 9 to 7. (22 innings) -June 12, 1967: The Washington Senators defeated the Chicago White Sox, 6 to 5. (22 innings) -On May 12, 1972, the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Minnesota Twins, 4-3. (22 innings) -Aug. 23, 1989: The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Montreal Expos, 1 to 0.
(22 innings) -June 27, 1939: The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Boston Bees, 2 to 1.
(23 innings) -September 1, 1906: The Philadelphia Athletics defeated the Boston Americans, 4 to 1.
The Detroit Tigers defeated the Philadelphia Athletics on July 21, 1945.
(24 innings) -September 11, 1974: The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Mets, 4-3. (25 innings) -On May 8, 1984, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6. (25 innings) – May 1, 1920: The Brooklyn Robins defeated the Boston Braves, 1–1. (26 innings)
May 8-9, 1984: White Sox, Brewers play for 25 innings, longest game in major-league history – Society for American Baseball Research
In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “Baseball has the huge advantage over cricket in that it is completed far sooner.” In 1984, the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers challenged that concept by playing the longest major-league game in history, clocking in at 8 hours and 6 minutes over two days on May 8 and 9. A total of 14,754 fans were treated to 13 runs, 43 hits, four mistakes (nearly all of which were costly), and sleep deprivation during the White Sox’ 7-6 victory against the Brewers in 25 innings at Comiskey Park.
- Baserunning was a mess.
- “It was really incredible.” 3Neither team came into this game with a good record.
- 4The defending American League West champions were in worse shape, sitting in fifth place with a record of 12-15, 312 games behind the California Angels.
- Sutton’s baseball career came to a close in Cooperstown.
- 5Despite the disparity in their professional backgrounds, Fallon was on an equal footing with Sutton on this cool May night.
- (The Brewers managed a total of six victories.) In contrast to Fallon, Sutton was not quite as effective, walking two batters in the first frame and surrendering two singles in the third.
- In the sixth inning, the Brewers let up a run to the White Sox.
Randy Ready dropped Harold Baines’ foul popup to second base, allowing Walker to be stranded at second base instead.
Ready earned his redemption by driving in the tying run in the eighth inning after drawing a leadoff walk and tied the game at 1-1 with singles by Sundberg and Robin Yount.
After a single in the 11th inning, Sundberg was called out at first base after taking an excessive amount of time to get to first base on his throw to second.
Yount started the game with a hit to left field, and with one out, he stole third and scored on a throwing error by catcherCarlton Fisk.
Despite the fact that pitcher Rollie Fingers came into the game chasing his fifth save of the season, the Brewers’ shoddy defense cost him the opportunity.
“I completely botched it.
“I arrived with plenty of time to spare.
That brought the score for the day to a close, but not the game of baseball.
So far in 1984, the White Sox had played only two games, both of which they won in 10-inning walk-off fashion.
A double by Baines off Tom Tellmann and an intentional walk to Paciorek in the 13th inning gave the White Sox runners at first and second with two out, but they were unable to knock in the winning run.
This was turning into a late-night affair.
when Baines grounded out to second to close the 17th inning on the 506th pitch thrown by the pitcher, as per American League regulations.
The game would restart in a short period of time – 17 hours later, at 6:30 p.m., before the teams’ next match.
“If the first game didn’t drag on for too long, I’d move on to the second game.” They were planning to bring in Bob McClurein when Porter became fatigued,” Porter explained.
In the 21st inning, Ron Reed took over for the White Sox and, after retiring the first two hitters, allowed a single to Cecil Cooper, a walk to Simmons, and a three-run home slam to Oglivie to put the White Sox in front.
A groundball to third base was hit by Rudy Law, which Ready threw into the stands, and the White Sox were on their way to a victory.
There appears to be no record of the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” being played during the 21st-inning stretch during the game.
Unfortunately for Stegman, he was unable to apply the brakes as he approached third base and crashed into the arms of third-base coach Jim Leyland, or barely touched him, depending on whose dugout you were in.
Tony La Russa, the manager of the Chicago White Sox, walked out of the game for the duration of the game in protest.
“I don’t believe Leyland was involved in it.” 11 Leyland, on the other hand, maintained his innocence.
The White Sox brought in Seaver, who had been set to start on Wednesday, to throw the top of the 25th inning.
LaMarr Hoyt, who had begun the game before the marathon, was the only one of their players who did not appear in the game after Seaver entered the game.
In the second inning, Dave Stegman was struck out after he bunted foul after two strikes.
Baines stepped up and crushed a 420-foot rocket to center field, 14and the longest game in major league history came to a close, resulting in Seaver being declared the winner.
15 “I wish it had gone on a little longer,” Porter, who was forced to accept the defeat, remarked.
was shown on the center-field scoreboard at 9:12 p.m., 25 hours and 42 minutes after the game began, by the White Sox scoreboard operator on behalf of the whole team.
He went 81/3 innings and earned a 5-4 victory.
Additionally, Retrosheet.org and Baseball-Reference.com were consulted, as was the SABR’s BioProject (accessible through the SABR website), the Sporting News Archive (accessed through the Paper of Record), and the Chicago Tribune (accessed through newspapers.com).
The previous record for the longest game in terms of duration (7 hours and 23 minutes) was set on May 31, 1964, between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets.
The Mets and Giants combined to play for a total of 9 hours and 52 minutes on that day.
In addition to winning the American League East, they lost only one postseason game on their way to capturing the World Series championship.
The Chicago Tribune published a 72-page article on May 10, 1984.
6 “Any Lead Is Unsafe as the Brewers Play 17,” according to Tom Flaherty.
There was a regulation in place at the time that no inning may begin after 12:59 a.m.
Sports 311 in the Milwaukee Journal on May 10, 1984.
The Chicago Tribune published an article on May 10, 1984, with the number 81.12.
The Milwaukee Journal published a story on May 10, 1984, titled Sports 3.13.
14″About L-O-N-G Games,” or “About L-O-N-G Games,” 4.
A major-league home run was hit in the 25th inning, making it the latest inning in which one had been hit.
15 “25 Innings Later, the Chisox Came Out on Top,” by Joe Goddard. The Sporting News published a 4.16 rating on May 21, 1984. “Baseball’s Longest Day Is the Longest for the Brewers,” by Tom Flaherty. Sports 317, according to the Milwaukee Journal of May 10, 1984.
Longest game in major league history
During the weekend of May 8-9, 1984 in Chicago, the longest game in major league history in terms of time was completed. A three-all tie game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox was delayed after seventeen innings on May 8th, with the score remaining at 3-3. The game was re-started the next day before the regularly scheduled game time. The Brewers seemed to be on their way to a victory in the 21st inning after Ben Oglivie hit a three-run home run, but the White Sox responded with three runs of their own, two of which came on aTom Pacioreksingle.
- Harold Baines hit a home run on the 753rd pitch of the game in the bottom of the 25th inning, with one out, for the Chicago White Sox.
- It also established a new record for the earliest time a player has hit a home run in a game.
- Also of note, Tom Seaver won the game in relief for the Sox, then went on to start the main game and throw another 8 1/3 innings, giving him a total of two of his 311 career victories in the same day.
- It was not the longest game in terms of innings, since that distinction belongs to the historic 1-1 draw between Leon Cadore and Joe Oeschger in 1920, during which they both matched zeroes for 26 innings.
Whats the most innings played in mlb?
Garnett Nicolas posed the question. 4.6 out of 5 stars (18 votes) Major League Baseball is a professional baseball league in the United States. At Braves Field in Boston on May 1, 1920, the Boston Braves and the Brooklyn Robins played to a 1–1 tie in 26 innings, the longest game in Major League Baseball history by innings. It was the longest game in Major League Baseball history by innings.
What is the longest game of baseball ever played?
This past weekend, two teams from the Triple-A International League – the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings – competed in the longest game in professional baseball history. It lasted 33 innings and 8 hours and 25 minutes, with a total of 8 hours and 25 minutes of playing time.
What’s the shortest MLB game ever?
The shortest game that has ever been played In 1984, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in a game that lasted more than eight hours and went into the 25th inning.
Who pitched the most innings in one game?
With 26 innings pitched on May 1, 1920, Leon Cadore and Joe Oeschgerare tied for the record for the most innings pitched in a single game.
Can a baseball game go on forever?
If the game drags on for an excessive amount of time, the umpire may call a timeout, but the game will be finished later unless (1) the game has no bearing on the title and (2) neither of the teams has another scheduled game. This is quite uncommon. There were 37 questions that were connected.
How long was the longest inning in MLB history?
The game will last 26 innings. The game that was the longest in terms of innings in Major League history may have gone on much longer, but the game was called at 26 innings due to darkness.
It was 1-1 when the game concluded, and that was the way it ended for the Dodgers and the Braves, respectively. The entire program was completed in three hours and fifty minutes.
What’s the longest at bat in MLB history?
The first-inning struggle between Belt and Jaime Barria culminated with a fly ball to right field. Belt hit 16 foul balls in the first inning. Belt’s 21-pitch at-bat is the longest in the majors since 1988, according to the most recent available statistics, although his regular-season mark was exceeded by the Mets’ Luis Guillorme in a Spring Training game.
What is the longest home run ever hit?
Even the cameraman was fooled by the longest home run in baseball history.
- The following players have walked 535 feet: Adam Dunn (Cincinnati Reds, 2004) and Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1978)
- 539 feet: Reggie Jackson (Oakland Athletics, 1971)
- 565 feet: Mickey Mantle (New York Yankees, 1953)
- 575 feet: Babe Ruth (New York Yankees, 1921)
- 575 feet: Babe Ruth
Has there ever been a 27 strikeout baseball game?
He batted and threw right-handed, much like his father. When it comes to baseball, Necciai is most known for accomplishing the rare accomplishment of striking out 27 hitters in a nine-inning game, which he did on May 13, 1952, while playing in the Class-D Appalachian League. He is the first pitcher in professional league history to accomplish this feat in a nine-inning game.
Is it illegal to pitch underhand in baseball?
Pitching underhand was not a gimmick for Gheen; rather, it was his favorite method of delivery. A Major League Baseball umpire verified that pitching underhand is permitted.
Who has lost the most World Series?
The Dodgers of the National League have the most losses with 14, while the Yankees of the American League have the most losses with 13.
Has there ever been a 3 pitch inning?
Pitchers in the Major Leagues who pitched a three-pitch inning It has always been completely unofficial, and no official records have ever been kept. The following pitchers did not have any issues with their pitch count, at least for one inning, since they started the inning, threw precisely three pitches, and recorded three outs in that inning only.
Has anyone hit a home run cycle?
MLB has never witnessed a home run cycle, and there have only been 18 instances of a player hitting four home runs in a game during its history.
How far could Babe Ruth hit a baseball?
Babe Ruth’s height is 575 feet (1921)
Who threw the slowest pitch in MLB history?
During a bullpen appearance for the Texas Rangers on August 7, 2021, utility player Brock Holtused a few eephus pitches, one of which registered the slowest MLB pitch for a called strike since at least 2008 (the pitch-tracking period) at 31.1 miles per hour (50.1 kilometers per hour).
How fast should a 12 year old pitch?
One of the eephus pitches thrown by Texas Rangers utility player Brock Holt on August 7, 2021 was the slowest MLB pitch for a called strike since at least 2008 (the pitch-tracking period) and registered 31.1 miles per hour (50.1 kilometers per hour), the slowest in the majors since at least 2008.
What is the most difficult pitch to hit?
After much deliberation, these are the five hardest pitches to hit in baseball, according to statistics collected by Fangraphs in the year 2020.
- The slider from Dinelson Lamet
- The curveball from Adam Wainwright
- The changeup from Zach Davies
- The cutter from Dallas Keuchel
- The fastball from Marco Gonzales.
Is it possible to have a 2 pitch inning?
It’s the slider from Dinelson Lamet; the curveball from Adam Wainwright; the changeup from Zach Davies; the cutter from Dallas Keuchel; and the fastball from Marco Gonzales.
Do MLB players buy their own equipment?
Some Major League Baseball players choose to purchase their own bats. This, however, is not the norm. Typically, the players’ equipment is purchased by the organizations that support them. In the majority of circumstances, a well-known athletic company will sponsor a certain player or club.
What is a MLB umpire salary?
Some Major League Baseball players have chosen to purchase their own bats in order to differentiate themselves.
This, however, is not the standard practice in society. Players’ equipment is typically provided by the organizations that promote them. Typically, a well-known athletic corporation may sponsor a player or a sports franchise.
What is the longest 9 inning game in MLB history?
Progressive Field hosted the longest nine-inning game in baseball history on Wednesday, surpassing a four-hour, 45-minute marathon between the Red Sox and Yankees (who else?) that took place at Fenway Park on August 18, 2006.
Can a baseball game end in the 7th inning?
It was the longest nine-inning game ever played, surpassing a four-hour, 45-minute marathon between the Red Sox and the Yankees (who else?) that took place at Fenway Park on August 18, 2006, according to MLB.com.
What is the longest video game in history?
It was the longest nine-inning game ever played, surpassing a four-hour, 45-minute marathon between the Red Sox and the Yankees (who else?) that took place at Fenway Park on August 18, 2006.
- It was the longest nine-inning game ever played, surpassing a four-hour, 45-minute marathon between the Red Sox and Yankees (who else?) that took place at Fenway Park on August 18, 2006.
What is the fastest a girl can throw a baseball?
Lauren Boden of California set the Guinness World Record for the fastest pitch by a female in 2013 at a speed of 69 miles per hour. While competing in the recently concluded 2018 Women’s Baseball World Cup, Australian National Team starting pitcher Brittany Hepburn threw the fastest pitch of the competition, clocking in at 76.4 mph.
See MLB Extra Innings for information on the subscription television package. It is via extra innings that a tie is broken in baseball games. In most cases, a baseball game is comprised of nine innings, each of which is separated into two halves: the visiting team bats first, followed by the home club’s turn at bat. Nevertheless, if the score is still tied after nine full innings, the rules provide that “play must continue until either (1) the visiting team has scored more total runs than the home team at the end of a completed game, or (2) the home team scores the winning run in an uncompleted inning.” The fact that they bat in the second (or “bottom”) half of an inning means that a home team that scores to take a lead in the ninth inning or at any point in extra innings instantly terminates the inning and the game, giving that team the victory.
- In most cases, the home team wins by a single run in this circumstance; however, if the hit is a home run that leaves the field, all runners including the batter are eligible to score, with their runs counting toward the final score even if the home team wins by more than one run.
- Managers must exercise prudence in order to avoid deploying all of their substitute players if the game goes into the extra innings.
- This is the record for the most innings played in a single professional game.
- Because it had grown too dark to see the ball (because the fields had not yet been illuminated and the sun had fallen), the game was declared a tie after 90 minutes.
- The game began at 7:30 p.m.
- on the following day.
- Tom Seaver was the winning pitcher in the comeback victory.
On September 11, 1974, the St.
Two Mets mistakes contributed to the Cardinals’ winning run, the first of which was a botched pickoff throw that allowedBake McBride to dash all the way around from first to score.
Louis came out on top, 4–3.
As a result, a major-league record 175 official at-bats were recorded, and a major-league record 45 runners were left on base.
ET, there were only around a thousand people remained in attendance at Shea Stadium.
The Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros played an 18-inning game in the Major League Baseball postseason to set the record for the longest postseason game.
The Braves (who were behind the series by two games to one and were on the verge of elimination) took a 6-1 lead into the eighth inning of the fourth game of the National League Division Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Sunday.
the bottom in the eighth inning reduced the score to 6-5, then Brad Ausmushomered in the ninth inning to tie the game and send it to extra innings.
Louis Cardinals in St.
Roger Clemens, who entered the game in the 15th inning after being struck by a pitch and threw the last three innings in relief, was declared the victor of the five-and-a-half-hour affair.
It was the longest World Series game in terms of duration.
The 1991 World Series was the longest World Series in terms of total number of innings played, lasting seven games, three of which were extra-innings battles (the longest of which lasted 12 innings), for a total of 69 innings before the Minnesota Twins were awarded the championship trophy.
The National League came out on top 2-1 after 15 innings of play.
Due to the high-scoring nature of the game, tied matches are extremely rare, having occurred only twice in the history of Test cricket and only once in the history of other levels of the game combined.
In Japan’s professional baseball leagues (Nippon Professional Baseball), games are limited to 12 innings in duration. All games that are still tied after 12 innings are officially deemed ties, and the team’s record is updated accordingly.
Jasen Vinlove is a sports reporter for USA TODAY. What is the record for the longest baseball game ever played? While Major League Baseball continues to seek for innovative methods to shorten game schedules, there is nothing that baseball fans enjoy more than free baseball at their favorite ballpark. From the World Series and MLB playoffs to the archives of MLB history, some of the longest games in baseball history pushed the boundaries of endurance to the limit. There isn’t a straightforward answer to the issue of how long an MLB game lasts.
If both pitchers throw three-up and three-down, an inning can be completed in a matter of seconds.
The Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers combined for 18 runs in the fifth inning of a game that lasted 68 minutes on May 8, 2004, setting the record for the longest MLB inning.
What is the longest MLB game ever?
Matt Stamey is a sports reporter for USA TODAY Sports.
1. Brooklyn Robins 1, Boston Braves 1 on May 1, 1920 – 26 innings
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2.Chicago White Sox 7, Milwaukee Brewers 6 on May 8, 1984 – 25 innings
There is a tie for the second-longest game in Major League Baseball history, and both games took place less than a decade apart. In a pre-season duel during the 1984 season, the Chicago White Sox took on the Milwaukee Brewers. As the clock struck one o’clock in the morning, both sides were tied 3-3 after 18 innings. The game was postponed and re-started the next day, with both teams scoring three runs in the 21st inning. Finally, a walk-off in the 25th inning brought the record for the longest baseball game ever (in terms of length) down to 8 hours and 6 minutes.
3. St. Louis Cardinals 4, New York Mets 3 on Sept. 11, 1974 – 25 innings
When you look at the candidates for the record for the longest baseball game ever, you’ll find a common theme. Both the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets went 14 innings without scoring a score in this game on September 11th between the two clubs. This night game at Shea Stadium in New York City began on a Wednesday night and fortunately finished at 3:13 a.m. EST on Thursday, a 7-hour pitcher’s duel that is acknowledged as the longest Major League Baseball game ever played without being delayed or postponed.
4. Houston Astros 1, New York Mets 0 on April 15, 1968 – 24 innings
The New York Mets and the Houston Astros combined for 23 innings without allowing a single run, in what can only be regarded as two of the finest pitching efforts by two different MLB clubs in the same game. Despite the fact that both Tom Seaver (10 innings, 2 hits) and Don Wilson (9 innings, 5 hits) pitched gems, both starters had hours to sit out after being removed until the game was mercifully terminated on an RBI grounder that went beneath the infielder’s knees. When the lone run crossed the plate, the game’s 6-hour and 6-minute run came to an end.
5.Detroit Tigers 1, Philadelphia Athletics 1 on July 21, 1945 – 24 innings
We have to give credit where credit is due to the Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics. Despite the fact that a 24-inning game is a slog, they managed to finish it in under 5 hours.
Les Mueller, the Tigers’ starting pitcher, went 19.2 innings while surrendering only one unearned run. Russ Christopher (13 innings) and Joe Berry (11 innings) split the burden for the Phillies, who were led by Kevin Gausman (13 innings).
6. Philadelphia Athletics 4, Boston Americans 1 on Sept. 1, 1906 – 24 innings
Certainly, the Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics need to be commended. It took them less than 5 hours to get through a 24-inning game, despite the fact that it was a grind. During 19.2 innings of work, Tigers starting pitcher Les Mueller allowed one unearned run on the mound. The burden for the Phillies was shared between Russ Christopher (13 innings) and Joe Berry (11 innings), who both pitched well.
Longest baseball game ever – 9 innings
- We have to give credit to the Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics for their efforts. Despite the fact that a 24-inning game is a slog, they managed to finish it in less than 5 hours. Les Mueller, the Tigers’ starting pitcher, went 19.2 innings and allowed just one unearned run. Russ Christopher (13 innings) and Joe Berry (11 innings) divided the burden for the Phillies on the other hand.
Longest baseball game in MLB playoffs history
Darr Beiser of USA TODAY Sports contributed to this report. While the longest baseball game in history, as well as its closest competitors, may be traced back decades, the situation is very different in October. Because it occurred in 2014, many baseball fans will recall the longest Major League Baseball playoff game in history. The Washington Nationals took on the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on October 4th at Nationals Park. In the ninth inning, Pablo Sandoval hit an RBI double to tie the game, giving the Nationals a 1-0 lead for the first time all season.
Brandon Belt threw a 3-2 pitch into the bleachers six hours after the game began.
Longest MLB postseason games ever
- USA TODAY Sports’ Darr Beiser provides the following commentary: The longest baseball game in history, as well as its closest competitors, have a long history, but things are different in October. In 2014, the longest MLB playoff game in history took place, and many baseball fans will remember it fondly. The Washington Nationals took on the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on October 4 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. Pablo Sandoval’s game-tying RBI double in the ninth inning gave Washington a 1-0 lead in the game. In the 18th inning, neither club managed to score another run. A 3-2 pitch was sent into the bleachers after 6 hours of waiting. After 6 hours and 23 minutes of baseball, Hunter Strickland came up with the save, and the Giants celebrated their triumph in Game 2.
What is the longest World Series game ever?
Gary A. Vasquez is a sportswriter for USA TODAY. The World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers was filled with unforgettable events, and the 2018 World Series was no exception. It was on October 26th when the Red Sox and Dodgers played the longest baseball game in World Series history, and it was a night that everyone will remember. Eduardo Nunez’s RBI single in the 13th inning broke a 1-1 deadlock that had been held heading into extra innings. Yasiel Puig, on the other hand, ended Boston’s hopes with a two-out RBI single off Nathan Eovaldi in the bottom of the sixth inning.
After 7 hours and 20 minutes, Muncy got his second opportunity, blasting the baseball narrowly over the wall to bring the game to a close.
Longest baseball game ever – World Series history
- USA TODAY Sports’ Gary A. Vasquez reports. A number of remarkable moments were shared by both teams throughout the 2018 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Red Sox and Dodgers played the longest baseball game in World Series history on October 26, and it was a night that everyone remembers. Eduardo Nunez’s RBI single in the 13th inning broke a 1-1 tie that had been tied heading into extra innings before the game. Yasiel Puig, on the other hand, ended Boston’s hopes in the bottom of the sixth inning with an RBI single off Nathan Eovaldi with two out. It appeared as though Max Muncy had hit the walk-off home run in the 15th inning, but the ball was ruled foul. It took Muncy 7 hours and 20 minutes to have his second opportunity, and he did it by throwing the baseball barely over the wall to put an end to it. Thank god this game took place in California rather than on the East Coast.
Longest baseball game ever in college
Troy Taormina is a sports reporter for USA TODAY Sports. The longest collegiate baseball game in history occurred only a few months ago. On May 30, 2009, the Texas Longhorns defeated the Boston College Eagles 3-2 at AT&T Stadium in Austin. Over the course of 25 innings, it lasted 7 hours and 3 minutes, setting a new NCAA record for the longest baseball game in terms of both length and innings played. The following are the other collegiate baseball games that have ever been played.
- Sporting News Reporter Troy Taormina from the USA TODAY Network Recent history has witnessed the longest collegiate baseball game in history. Texas defeated the Boston College Eagles 3-2 on May 30, 2009, at AT&T Stadium in Austin. Over the course of 25 innings, it lasted 7 hours and 3 minutes, setting a new NCAA record for the longest baseball game ever in terms of both time and innings played combined. Here are the other collegiate baseball games that have ever been played that were the longest in history.