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.
- Louis Cardinals vs.
- 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.|
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 commonly requested commodities on the Internet. We are glad to introduce an official baseball game duration record book, which is available through Baseball Almanac. In addition to several variants, the longest games are shown in terms of innings played and time spent playing.
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
Baseball games are typically three hours, five minutes, and eleven seconds in length (as of 2019). MLB is attempting to make the game more competitive by speeding it up in the future. That would have been a fantastic idea when the MLB games with the longest stretches of play were being played. MLB games that have lasted the longest in history have been well-documented over time. 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.
If you’ve ever wondered how many innings the longest baseball game in history lasted, we’ve got the answer here!
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
24 inning total time In certain games, excellent defense, a smart pitcher, and weak hitting have combined to produce a winning combination for the home team. It all came together in 1968, during a game between the New York Mets and the Houston Astros that remained scoreless until the 24th inning. 6 hours and 6 minutes were spent playing this never-ending game. As a result of this game, Tom Seaver and Don Wilson set the record for most consecutive scoreless innings in Major League Baseball history.
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:
26 innings in all. Consider the scenario of a baseball game that lasts 26 innings and ends in a stalemate. When the Brooklyn Robins took on the Boston Braves in 1920, it was just unacceptable, but hey, that was a part of the rules back then. An unusually short pitching and defensive seminar featuring the Robins and the Braves lasted about 3 hours and 50 minutes, which is only slightly longer than the normal baseball game. As a result of the darkness, the game was finally declared a draw. The fact that both Leon Cadore (Brooklyn) and Joe Oeschger (Boston) threw all 26 innings was a particularly noteworthy accomplishment.
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 drove a 420-foot blast to center field, 14and the longest game in major league history came to an end, 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.
What is the longest baseball game ever? World Series, playoff and MLB history
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
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the longest Major League Baseball game in history took place decades ago. The earliest known instance of this occurs on May 1, 1920, during a game between the Brooklyn Robins and the Boston Braves. On that momentous day, neither team was able to do anything at the plate. With one out in the 5th inning, Brooklyn took a 1-0 lead, due to a leadoff walk that resulted in a runner on second with one out after a failed double play. After only a few moments, Ivy Olson drove home the game’s first run with an RBI single to right field.
Related:Boston Red Sox schedule and roster for the 2022 season In a game that lasted 26 innings, Leon Cadore and Joe Oeschger each pitched a complete game and might have easily gone back out for a 27th inning.
The arrival of the night sky at Braves Field brought an end to a 20-inning streak in which no runs were allowed to score.
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
According to MLB.com, Connie Mack, the manager of the Oakland Athletics, served as skipper in two of the longest MLB games in history. The A’s scored their first run in the third inning, then they were held scoreless for the next 21 innings. Despite this, they were victorious. Related:Are you looking for more MLB news? Click here to see the most recent news stories that are breaking right now. Before the start of the 2022 Major League Baseball season, just eight games have gone more than 23 innings in the Major Leagues.
Longest baseball game ever – 9 innings
- On August 18, 2006, the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 14-11 in 4 hours and 45 minutes
- On June 24, 2016, the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Colorado Rockies 9-9 in 4 hours and 30 minutes
- And on August 18, 2006, the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 14-11 in 4 hours and 45 minutes.
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.
Neither side scored until the 18th inning, which was a record. Brandon Belt threw a 3-2 pitch into the bleachers six hours after the game began. After 6 hours and 23 minutes of baseball, Hunter Strickland came up with the save, and San Francisco was able to enjoy its triumph in Game 2.
Longest MLB postseason games ever
- On Oct. 9, 2005, the Houston Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves in 18 innings, 5 hours, and 50 minutes
- On Oct. 15, 1986, the New York Mets defeated the Houston Astros in 16 innings, 4 hours, and 42 minutes
- On Oct. 17, 1999, the New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves in 15 innings, 5 hours, and 46 minutes
- On Oct. 4, 1995, the New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners in 15 innings, 5 hours, and 12 minutes
- On Oct. 9,
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
- On Oct. 27, 2015, the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in 14 innings, 5 hours and 9 minutes
- On Oct. 25, 2005, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros in 14 innings, 5 hours and 41 minutes
- And on Oct. 25, 2005, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros in 14 innings, 5 hours and 41 minutes.
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.
- On May 16, 2014, College of Charleston defeated WilliamMary 2 to the tune of 23 innings, 6 hours, and 3 minutes. UL Lafayette 6, McNeese State 5 on March 27, 1971 – 23 innings, unknown duration
- TCU 3, Sam Houston State 2 on May 31, 2014 – 22 innings, 6 hours and 54 minutes
- Fresno State 3, San Diego 2 on March 26, 2011 – 22 innings, 7 hours and 12 minutes
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.
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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.
It took 26 innings for the longest game in Major League history to be called due to darkness — and it would have taken much longer if the game had continued for an additional hour or two. As a result, the Robins (the forerunners of the Dodgers) and the Braves were unable to break the deadlock in the last inning. The show lasted only three hours and fifty minutes in total, including commercial breaks.
What Is The Most Innings Played In A Mlb Game?
Baseball is a major-league sport in the United States. The longest game in Major League Baseball history was played on May 1, 1920, at Braves Field in Boston between the Boston Braves and the Brooklyn Robins, which lasted 26 innings.
How Many Innings Was The Longest Baseball Game In History?
There have been 25 innings in major-league games since the White Sox and Brewers played each other on May 8-9, 1984, according to the Baseball Reference database.
What Was The Longest Mlb Game Of All Time?
When the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings met in the Triple-A International League, it was the longest game in professional baseball history. The game was the longest in professional baseball history. In total, there were 33 innings of play, totaling 8 hours and 25 minutes of play time.
What Is The Longest 9 Inning Game In Mlb History?
In the history of Progressive Field, it was the longest nine-inning game ever played, surpassing a previous record of four hours, 45 minutes set by a game between the Red Sox and the Yankees (who else?) that lasted four hours, 45 minutes. The event took place on August 18, 2006, at Fenway Park in Boston.
What Was The Fastest Baseball Game Ever?
The game between the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers was the shortest in baseball history, clocking in at little over five minutes. The Philadelphia Phillies were the World Series champions in 1919. The New York Giants won 6-1 in a contest that barely lasted 51 minutes.
Has Anyone Ever Pitched A 27 Pitch Game?
It was during a nine-inning game in the Class-D Appalachian League on May 13, 1952, when Necciai recorded his most illustrious strikeout of his career. This year’s victor was the only pitcher to accomplish this feat in a nine-inning professional-league game.
Was Baseball Always 9 Innings?
Instead of a nine-inning game, the team played until one team scored a total of 21 points in a single game. Most games are played over a shorter period of time than six innings. As pitching has improved, it has gotten increasingly difficult to score runs, and the game itself has grown increasingly tough to play.
What Is The Longest Game In World Series History?
When the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in Game 3 of the 2018 World Series, it became the longest game ever played. In the longest World Series game ever played at Dodger Stadium, it took the Dodgers seven hours and twenty minutes to defeat the Royals.
How Many Innings Is A Baseball Game Played?
Games in the major leagues are typically three hours and nine minutes long, with nine pitches each game.
How Many Innings Do You Play In A Game?
An inning is broken up into nine innings, with one member from the batting team being designated as a “at bat” and being sent to the plate during the ninth. The game is played between two teams, each of which has nine frames in which they must try to score runs against the other team.
When Was The Longest Baseball Game Ever Played?
On May 8, 1984, the Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers played for 8 hours and 6 minutes, setting an MLB record for the longest game ever (Chicago White Sox 7, Milwaukee Brewers) and setting a new record for the longest game ever.
6 This game will be a disappointment if you thought the last one went on for an eternity.
What Is The Longest At Bat In Mlb History?
What is the record for the longest at-bat in Major League Baseball history? Brandon Belt, the first baseman for the San Francisco Giants, is the recipient of this award. It was Adam Duvall’s longest at bat of the season in the third inning of Game 5 against Houston Astros pitcher Luis Garcia. It was his longest at bat of the year. There were a total of 12 pitches in that game.
How Long Was The Longest Mlb Game In History?
This game took eight hours and six minutes to finish, making it the longest in Major League Baseball history. For the most part, it only took two days to finish. The game officially began on May 8th.
What Is The Longest Mlb Game By Innings?
The longest game in Major League Baseball history was played on May 1, 1920, at Braves Field in Boston between the Boston Braves and the Brooklyn Robins, which lasted 26 innings.
What Was The Longest Mlb Game In 2020?
The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night, according to GameTracker, by a final score of 5-3. To accomplish their assignment, it took both teams 16 innings and more than five and a half hours.
How Long Was The Fastest Nine-inning Game In Mlb History?
On this day in 1919, the New York Giants played the Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds in what was the shortest nine-inning baseball game in Major League Baseball history.
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According to the author, “It is the mathematical possibility of a single game lasting forever, in a suspended universe where no clock dominates the day, that links baseball with the dead as much as it does with the living.” Bill Vaughn is correct in his assessment. It is mathematically conceivable for a single game to endure an infinite amount of time. Some would claim that a few people do, in fact, believe that they have. A regulation in baseball’s regular season that places a magic runner on second to open each inning after the ninth helped shorten the length of games in 2021, according to the National Baseball Writers Association.
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Teams will be required to score in the same manner that they would in any other inning, exactly as they have done in previous seasons.
What is the record for the longest?
What are the longest MLB postseason games?
There have only been three games in the history of the Major League Baseball postseason that have reached the 18th inning, and none have gone on to the 19th inning. All three of them had only lately arrived in the country. The most recent occurred during Game 3 of the 2018 World Series, when the Dodgers and Red Sox advanced to the 18th inning. Max Muncy hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to bring the game to a close. The Dodgers’ 3-2 victory was also the longest in terms of duration, lasting seven hours and twenty minutes.
The duration of that game was six hours and 23 minutes, making it the second-longest game in the playoffs in terms of time.
This one, too, concluded with a home run, as Chris Burke hit a solo shot off Joey Devine to give the Astros a 7-6 lead and send them to the National League Championship Series.
That five-and-a-half-hour match was the third-longest in terms of total duration. Here’s a look at the playoff games that have lasted the most innings in Major League Baseball history.
|Red Sox vs. Dodgers||World Series||Oct. 26, 2018||18||7 hours, 20 minutes||Dodgers win 3-2|
|Giants vs. Nationals||NLDS||Oct. 4, 2014||18||6 hours, 23 minutes||Giants win 2-1|
|Braves vs. Astros||NLDS||Oct. 9, 2005||18||5 hours, 50 minutes||Astros win 7-6|
|Mets vs. Astros||NLCS||Oct. 15, 1986||16||4 hours, 42 minutes||Mets win 7-6|
|Braves vs. Mets||NLCS||Oct. 17, 1999||15||5 hours, 46 minutes||Mets win 4-3|
|Mariners vs. Yankees||ALDS||Oct. 4, 1995||15||5 hours, 12 minutes||Yankees win 7-5|
|Mets vs. Royals||World Series||Oct. 27, 2015||14||5 hours, 9 minutes||Royals win 5-4|
|Rangers vs. Blue Jays||ALDS||Oct. 9, 2015||14||4 hours, 57 minutes||Rangers win 6-4|
|White Sox vs. Astros||World Series||Oct. 25, 2005||14||5 hours, 41 minutes||White Sox win 7-5|
|Yankees vs. Red Sox||ALCS||Oct. 18, 2004||14||5 hours, 49 minutes||Red Sox win 5-4|
|Robins vs. Red Sox||World Series||Oct. 9, 1916||14||2 hours, 32 minutes||Red Sox win 2-1|
What is the longest MLB game ever?
Those playoff run-times may have totaled the duration of two entire Major League Baseball games, but they were still a long way short of the longest games in MLB history during the regular season. According to the number of innings played, two games have reached the 25th inning. The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox both reached the milestone of 25 wins on May 8, 1984. Despite the fact that the Brewers scored three runs in the top of the 21st inning, the White Sox answered with three of their own in the bottom half of the inning to keep the game alive.
According to Stathead, the game lasted eight hours and six minutes, making it the longest game played since 1901.
It was on September 11, that year, when the Cardinals tied the game at three with a run in the top of the ninth inning.
A errant pitch caused McBride to speed around the bases, finally scoring when catcher Ron Hodges lost the ball.
Louis a 4-3 victory over the Cardinals.
and lasting till 3:15 a.m., the game took seven hours and four minutes and ended at 3:15 a.m.
MORE: Even if you think spending almost eight hours at a baseball game is a long day, imagine how the players for the Giants and the Mets felt on May 31, 1964.
Juan Marichal threw a whole game against New York, allowing just three runs, as San Francisco defeated the Mets 5-3 in a game that lasted two hours and 29 minutes.
Extra innings didn’t appear to be in the cards for the second game in a row.
From there, 15 scoreless innings ensued until the Giants scored two runs in the top of the 23rd inning and went on to win the game 8-6 in extra innings.
It continues to be the longest doubleheader ever played in the sport to this day.
Longest playoff games in North American sports
When compared to the NFL and NBA, it comes as no surprise that the longest MLB playoffs game continues to hold the record for the longest playoff contest in the sport. There is a tie for the longest NBA playoff game between a 1953 battle between the Syracuse Nationals and the Boston Celtics and a quadruple-overtime showdown between the Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers in 2019, both of which lasted five hours and forty minutes. It was Super Bowl XLVII between the Ravens and the 49ers, which lasted four hours and fourteen minutes, according to Stathead, which was the longest game in NFL postseason history.
There was a Stanley Cup semifinal game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Maroons that went into six overtimes, resulting in a total game duration of 176 minutes and three seconds on the rink, however it is unclear how much time was spent on the ice overall to complete the game.