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Encyclopedia > Longest baseball game

The longest professional baseball game ever played was a minor league match between Rochester and Pawtucket. The two teams played deep into the frigid night with no end in sight. The game began just after 8:00 PM local time and continued until 4:07 AM the next morning, when it was paused after 32 innings. On June 23rd, 65 days later, play resumed. The game was decided after just 18 more minutes as Pawtucket's Dave Koza singled off of Rochester's Cliff Speck to drive in Marty Barrett as the winning run, giving the PawSox a 3-2 victory. The official length of the game is listed as 8:25, also a record. Picture of Fenway Park. ... Marty Barrett, born Martin Glenn Barrett ( June 23, 1958 in Arcadia, California), is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the Boston Red Sox (1982-90) and San Diego Padres (1991). ...


In 1996, Steven Krasner, a sports writer who covers baseball for the Providence Journal, published a children's book about the historic game called The Longest Game. The Providence Journal is a daily newspaper serving the metropolitan area of Providence, Rhode Island. ...


ESPN's SportsCenter did a piece about the game on July 25th, 2005 during its 50 States in 50 Days segment for Rhode Island. ESPN, formerly an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... SportsCenter is a sports news television show shown every day on ESPN since the network was founded on September 7, 1979. ... On Sunday, July 17, 2005, ESPNs SportsCenter debuted a segment it called 50 States in 50 Days. Each day for 50 days this summer, a SportsCenter anchor travels to a different state to discover anything and everything sports which that state has to offer: people, history, and events from... State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Senators Jack Reed (D) Lincoln Chafee (R) Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ...

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Line Score

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Runs Hits Errors
Rochester 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 3
Pawtucket 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 21 1

Players Involved

Two future Hall of Famers were part of the historic game. Cal Ripken, Jr. went 2-13 on the night playing third base for Rochester. Wade Boggs played third base for Pawtucket and went 4-12 with a double and an RBI. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Cal Ripken, Jr. ... Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox, whose hitting dominated the American League in much the same way as his contemporary Tony Gwynn dominated the National League in the 1980s and 1990s. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ...


Several other future major leaguers played in the game:

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Game Notes and Statistics

  • Jim Umbarger pitched ten innings of scoreless relief for Rochester.
  • Rochester's Dave Huppert caught 31 of the 33 innings.
  • Dallas Williams of the Red Wings went 0-13 at the plate.
  • Russ Laribee of the PawSox went 0-11, striking out eight times.
  • Between the two teams, pitchers faced a total of 246 batters (219 AB, 23 BB, 4 HBP).
  • A total of 882 pitches were thrown.
  • Pawtucket's Dave Koza had the most hits of any player in the game: five.
  • 53 runners were left on base.
  • 60 strikeouts were recorded by pitchers.
  • 14 significant records were set.
  • Steve Grilli, the losing pitcher for Rochester, was not a member of the Red Wings when the game started on April 18th.

External links

An account from the Pawtucket web site


An account from the Rochester web site


 
 

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