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 Mariners fans 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.

Philip J. Lowry
Author, Baseball's Longest Games

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22 – 11th Street Grounds, Tacoma – 5/16/1891 – Pacific Northwest League – Tacoma Daisies 6 Seattle Blues 5 in 3:35 – 900 fans – finished at 7:05 PM.

20 – Electric Park, Aberdeen - 5/6/1908 – Northwestern League – Butte Miners 3 Aberdeen Black Cats 3 in 3:45.

21 – Seattle – 4/18/1909 – Fort Casey Soldiers 1 Websters of Seattle 0.

20 – Dugdale Park (II), Seattle – 7/19/1914 – Northwestern League – Spokane Indians 6 Seattle Giants 1 in 3:03.

24 – Underhill Park, Spokane – 6/22/1952 – American Legion – Burkhart Motors Post/Millwood West Valley High School 5 Silver Loaf Bakery Post/Spokane North Central High School 4 in 4:51; 2nd game postponed – 100 fans – finished at 6:51 PM.

21 – Sicks’ Stadium, Seattle - 5/8/1959 – Pacific Coast League – Seattle Rainiers 6 Phoenix Giants 5 in 5:56, 2nd game cancelled – 1787 fans – finished at 12:56 AM in the early morning of 5/9.

20 – Seattle - 4/6/1965 – Washington High School League – Evergreen 2 Enumclaw 1.

20 – Sicks’ Stadium, Seattle – 7/27/1969 – American League - Red Sox 5 Pilots 3 in 5:52 – 9670 fans.

25 – Memorial Stadium, Everett and Civic Stadium, Eugene, Oregon – 8/18/1989 and 8/24/1989 – Northwest League – Eugene Emeralds 6 Everett Giants 5 in 7:13, suspended after 5:50 and 19 innings in Everett, completed 8/24 in Eugene – 2998 fans on 8/24 - suspended at 12:50 AM in the early morning of 8/19.

23 – Dust Devils Stadium, Pasco – 8/16/2004 and 8/17/2004 – Northwest League – Spokane Indians 2 Tri-City Dust Devils 1 in 6:37, suspended after 5:46 and 20 innings – 919 fans on 8/16 - suspended at 12:52 AM in the early morning of 8/17, finished at 6:53 PM on 8/17.

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20 – Vaughn Street Ballpark (later Lucky Beaver Stadium), Portland - 8/2/1908 – Pacific Coast League – San Francisco Seals 6 Portland Beavers 5 in 3:40.

22 – Piedmont Grounds, Portland - 9/22/1911 – Amateur – Piedmont 3 Dooley and Company 2.

20 – Lucky Beaver Stadium, Portland - 5/7/1947 – Pacific Coast League – Portland Beavers 1 Sacramento Solons 0 in 3:25 – finished at 11:45 PM.

20 – Lucky Beaver Stadium, Portland – 4/24/1955 – Pacific Coast League – Portland Beavers 3 San Diego Padres 2 in 4:14 in 2nd game, Portland 9 San Diego 5 in 2:06 in 1st game – 4760 fans.

20 – Coleman Field (now Goss Stadium at Coleman Field), Corvallis – 5/6/1972 – National Collegiate Athletic Association – University of Washington Huskies 2 Oregon State University Beavers 1 in 4:38, then Oregon State 7 Washington 1 in 1:45 and 7 innings – 250 fans.

20 – Hillsboro - 4/13/1976 – Amateur – Hillsboro 6 Aloha 5 in 6:00.