We are the Marathon Seekers Group, eleven SABR members who are constantly looking to discover Baseball Marathons lasting 20 or more innings. So far, we have 648. But we know that we are touching only the tip of the iceberg.

These games are very difficult to discover. Through much experience, we have learned that the three best places to find such games are (1) during the 1900 through 1929 era, at the height of Town Ball games; (2) Latino Baseball in the Caribbean and in Latin America; and (3) current games as they occur.

We hope that you will review this list, and contact me, Phil Lowry, via e-mail at plowry1176@aol.com, if you know of a game not on the list, or if you can provide missing details for a game already on the List.

We offer an Official Certificate to all who find a new game not yet on the List. Thank you very much for your help.

MISSOURI (14)

20 – Sportsman’s Park (III), St. Louis – 4/10/1898 – Western League at National League spring training exhibition – St. Louis Browns 12 Milwaukee Brewers 11 in 3:20.

20 – Old Fair Grounds Park, Springfield – 7/19/1902 – Missouri Valley League – Springfield Reds 2 Nevada Lunatics 1 in 5:00 – 3500 fans, 3500 fans at end – finished at 8:30 PM.

20 – Miners Park, Joplin - 9/4/1906 – Western Association – Joplin Miners 0 Webb City Gold Bugs 0 in 3:15 – 150 fans.

25 – Prosperity – 5/31/1908 – Interstate (Kansas/Missouri/
Oklahoma) League – Mineral 8 Prosperity 6 in 4:18 – finished at 6:18 PM.

20 – Kirksville - 5/25/1911 – Missouri State League – Kirksville Osteopaths 2 Macon Athletics 1.

20 – Kansas City - 8/2/1912 – 17-Year Old Junior League – Yale Blues 22 Buddie Blues 11 – Yale Blues scored 20 runs in top 20th; Buddie Blues scored 9 runs in bottom 20th.

20 – Hannibal - 7/2/1915 – Negro League Amateur – Hannibal Browns 5 Hannibal Eagles 5 in 3:20.

20 – Sixth Street Park, St. Joseph – 8/26/1917 – Western League – Des Moines Boosters 4 St. Joseph Drummers 3 in 4:00.

20 – Sixth Street Park, St. Joseph – 6/1/1918 – Western League – Joplin Miners 3 St. Joseph Saints 1.

20 – Moberly - 9/7/1922 – Amateur – Moberly Brown Shoe Factory Stars 8 Yates 7 in 3:25.

20 – Fulton - 6/19/1932 – Amateur – Fulton All-Stars 4 Paris Maroons 3.

23 – Kansas City – 7/30/1933 – Amateur – Kansas City 48th Street Merchants 16 St. Joseph Bottling Works 10 in 5:00.

23 – St. Louis or Tenbrook – 5/??/1934 – Amateur – St. Louis Red Sox vs. Tenbrook Athletic Club in 6:30.

20 – Busch Stadium (III), St. Louis – 4/17/2010 – National League - Mets 2 Cardinals 1 in 6:53 – 43,709 fans; 6000 fans at end – finished at 10:07 PM.

NEBRASKA (10)

21 – Riverside Park, Neligh - 7/21/1906 – Amateur – Neligh 9 Willowdale 8.

21 – Decatur – sometime in the Summer before 10/2/1910 – Negro League at Amateur – Omaha Giants 1 Decatur 0.

23 – Crete - 5/18/1911 – Amateur – Doane 1 Peru 0.

21 – Antelope Park, Lincoln - 8/12/1917 – Western League – Lincoln Links 2 Joplin Miners 1 in 3:38.

22 – North Platte - 6/27/1920 – Semi-Pro – North Platte 3 Scottsbluff 3.

20 – Shubert - 9/7/1924 – Amateur – White Cloud (Kansas) Indians 0 Shubert 0 in 3:10.

20 – Grain Growers Diamond, Beatrice – 8/5/1928 – Semi-Pro – Grain Growers Nine 9 Cortland Town Team 8.

20 – Crofton or Laurel - ?/??/1938 – Northeast Nebraska League – Crofton vs. Laurel.

20 – Sherman Field, Lincoln - 7/19/1951 – Western League – Wichita Indians 2 Lincoln Athletics 1 in 4:22, 2nd game postponed.

22 – Husker Diamond (later Buck Belzer Field), Lincoln – 4/26/1974 – National Collegiate Athletic Association – University of Colorado Buffaloes 2 University of Nebraska Cornhuskers 1 in 4:45.

KANSAS (8)

21 – League Park, Pittsburg - 7/7/1903 – Missouri Valley League – Pittsburg Coal Diggers 5 Joplin Miners 4; then Joplin vs. Pittsburg, called after 4 innings.

23 – Cook Athletic Park, Hutchinson – 5/29/1907 – Western Association – Oklahoma City Mets 2 Hutchinson Salt Packers 1 in 3:10 – 900 fans, 1500 fans at end – finished at 7:10 PM.

20 – Athletic Park, Newton - 5/26/1908 – Central Kansas League pre-season exhibition – Newton Railroaders 3 McPherson Merry Macks 2 in 3:15 – finished at 6:45 PM.

21 – McPherson – 7/27/1909 – Kansas State League – Lyons Lions 2 McPherson Merry Macks 1 in 2:50.

23 – Athletic Park, Hutchinson – 7/3/1914 – Kansas State League – Hutchinson Salt Packers 4 Great Bend Millers 3.

21 – Blue Valley District Activity Center, Overland Park – 5/20/1997 - Kansas High School League – Blue Valley Northwest High School Huskies 1 Shawnee Mission North High School Mustangs 0 in 5:50 – finished at 10:50 PM.

20 – Frank Myers Field at Tointon Family Stadium, Manhattan – 4/9/2004 – National Collegiate Athletic Association - University of Texas Longhorns 10 Kansas State University Wildcats 6 in 6:28 – 874 fans – finished at 1:35 AM in the early morning of 4/10.

20 – Lebanon – 8/20/1920 – Semi-Pro – Red Cloud (Nebraska) 4 Bellaire (Kansas) 3.

ARKANSAS (3)

22 – Reddie (later Berry) Field, Arkadelphia - 4/28/1970 – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics – Henderson State College (later University) Reddies 3 Harding College (later University) Bison 2.

22 – Ray Winder Field, Little Rock – 7/20/1971 – Dixie Association – Arkansas Travelers 5 Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs 4 in 5:56 – 7030 fans; 600 fans at end – finished at 1:26 AM in the early morning of 7/21.

21 – Hickey Park, Russellville – 5/14/1980 – Arkansas High School League – Hazen High School Hornets 8 Tuckerman High School Bulldogs 7.

IOWA (26)

21 – Gilmore Ground, Gilmore City - 6/26/1907 – Amateur – Humboldt Colts 1 Gilmore City Midgets 0 in 5:00 – finished at 8:05 PM – Humboldt batter Arch Wilder singled in top of 21st, stole second, was safe at third when comebacker to pitcher was thrown to third even though throw beat him by six feet, then stole home and was called safe even though throw beat him by eight feet; umpire Harve Clark was from Humboldt.

22 – Ringwood Park, Clinton - 7/25/1907 – Illinois-Indiana-Iowa (Three-I) League – Peoria Distillers 3 Clinton Infants 0 in 3:10.

22 – Schaller – 6/4/1908 – Amateur – Sac City 3 Schaller 3 in 3:30 – finished at 6:00 PM.

24 – McClelland – 6/24/1908 – Amateur – Lee-Glass-Andreesen Originals 2 McClelland 2 in 4:35.

20 – Old Settlers Picnic Grounds, Palmer - 6/28/1910 – Semi-Pro – Pocahontas Greys 2 Pomeroy Maroons 2 – 1500 fans - called on account of darkness at 6:00 PM – subsequent playoff was played on 7/15/1910 at Pomeroy with score of Pomeroy 1 Pocahontas 0 in 12 innings.

21 – Three-I Park, Dubuque - 7/18/1914 – Amateur – Farley & Leotscher & Company Second Floor 2 Farley Leotscher First Floor 1.

22 – Riverside Park, Sioux City – 7/19/1914 – Western League – Wichita Wolves 3 Sioux City Indians 2 in 4:48.

22 – Athletic Park, Burlington – 6/27/1915 – Central Association – Keokuk Indians 0 Burlington Pathfinders 0 in 3:50 – finished at 6:10 PM.

20 – Charter Oak – 7/20/1922 – Amateur Moorehead Tournament – Soldier 3 Pisgah 2 in 3:00 – finished at 1:00 PM.

25 – Pacific Junction – 8/14/1926 – Amateur – Folsom 7 Pleasant Valley 4 in 5:00.

21 – Swan – 7/15/1928 – Amateur – Swan 3 Des Moines Shamrock Athletic Club (AC) 2.

20 – Buffalo Center – 8/5/1928 – North Iowa League – Lakota 2 Buffalo Center Bison 2 – called on account of darkness.

20 – Hill Park, Cedar Rapids – 5/22/1931 – Mississippi Valley League – Cedar Rapids Bunnies 5 Dubuque Tigers 4 in 3:25.

20 – Diamond near the Swimming Pool, Algona – 9/20/1931 – Amateur – Algona Grays 5 Lone Rock 4.

20 – Hamburg - 6/26/1932 – Iowa-Missouri (IAMO) League – Hamburg 13 Fairfax (Missouri) 13; called on account of darkness – finished at 8:00 PM.

22 – Des Moines or Knoxville – shortly before 8/2/1934 – Amateur - Pragers of Des Moines defeated Knoxville.

20 – Lake Park – 8/3/1935 – Semi-Pro Gopher League – Worthington (MN) 8 Lake Park (IA) 8; called on account of darkness.

21 – Broadway (later Legion) Park, Council Bluffs – 8/27/1938 – Southwest Iowa Tournament – Harlan Cards 8 Tabor 5 in 4:34; Walnut vs. Soldier postponed.

20 – Buffalo Center – 6/1/1941 – North Kossuth County League – Lotts Creek Creekers 4 Buffalo Center Bison 1 in 4:10.

20 – Rock Valley – 7/15/1947 – Amateur – Rock Valley 5 Schaller 4.

21 – Clemons - 5/10/1955 – Iowa High School League playoffs – Roland High School Rockets 3 Clemons High School 2 in 4:35.

22 – Waterloo Stadium, Waterloo – 5/30/1976 – Midwest League – Burlington Bees 4 Waterloo Royals 3 in 5:33, then Burlington 4 Waterloo 3 in 2:09 and 8 innings – 603 fans – 1st game finished at 8:33 PM, 2nd game finished at 11:12 PM.

21 – Community Field (II), Burlington – 8/10/1983 and 8/11/1983 – Midwest League – Burlington Rangers 7 Clinton Giants 6 in 5:44, rain delay 0:06 bottom 11th, 2nd rain delay 0:01 bottom 18th, suspended after 4:54 and 17 1/2 innings – suspended at 12:35 AM in the early morning of 8/11.

20 – Community Field (II), Burlington – 5/15/1989 – Midwest League – Rockford Expos 4 Burlington Braves 2 in 5:04.

25 – Waterloo Stadium, Waterloo and Riverview Stadium (later Alliant Energy Field), Clinton – 7/6/1989 and 8/17/1989 – Midwest League – Waterloo Diamonds 4 Clinton Giants 3 in 7:37, suspended after 5:46 and 19 innings in Waterloo, completed 8/17 in Clinton – 876 fans on 7/6 in Waterloo, 809 fans on 8/17 in Clinton - suspended at 12:51 AM in the early morning of 7/7.

21 – John O’Donnell Stadium, Davenport - 5/19/1999 – Midwest League – Clinton Lumber Kings 3 Quad-City River Bandits 2 in 5:49.

OKLAHOMA (10)

23 – Kingfisher – 5/11/1908 – Oklahoma State League – Crescent 0 Kingfisher 0.

20 – Boyd Field, Norman – 4/25/1912 – College – Oklahoma A&M College (later University) Aggies (later Tigers, then Cowboys) 1 University of Oklahoma Sooners 1 in 3:00.

20 – western part of the state - ?/??/1910’s – Amateur – Elk City 4 unknown opponent 2, Cot Deal’s father Roy B. Deal pitched the whole way for Elk City, and hit 2-run homer to win game in 20th.

21 – Arapaho - ?/??/1915 – Amateur – Elk City 0 unknown opponent 0, Cot Deal’s father Roy B. Deal pitched the whole way for Elk City.

22 – either Wewoka or Wetumka – before 7/17/1927 during the 1927 season – Amateur – Wewoka vs. Wetumka - game did not end in a tie.

21 – Texas League (later Holland) Park, Oklahoma City – 9/5/1940 – Texas League – Dallas Rebels 2 Oklahoma City Indians 1 in 3:58 – finished at 12:13 AM in the early morning of 9/6.

22 – Texas League (later Oiler) Park, Tulsa – 8/16/1952 – Texas League – Tulsa Oilers 6 Houston Buffalos 5 in 4:43 – 2200 fans - finished at 12:45 AM in the early morning of 8/17.

22 – Texas League (later Oiler) Park, Tulsa – 5/13/1954 – Texas League – Tulsa Oilers 3 Dallas Eagles 2 in 4:41 – finished at 12:41 AM in the early morning of 5/14.

23 – All-Sports Stadium, Oklahoma City – 5/28/1970 and 5/29/1970 – American Association – Indianapolis Indians 10 Oklahoma City 89’ers 7 in 6:37, suspended after 4:53 and 17 innings – 3118 fans on 5/28, 2836 fans on 5/29 – suspended at 12:53 AM in the early morning of 5/29.

24 - Regional Park, Midwest City – 7/??/1973 – American Legion – Post 170 Midwest City 2 Post 170 Choctaw 1 in 6:06 – 50 fans, 15 fans at end - finished at 2:06 AM in the early morning of 7/??.