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 Rangers 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

TEXAS (38)

21 Denton - 6/30/1907 Amateur Root Beers 1 Dinkelspeil Sluggers 1.

20 Graham Diamond, Graham 7/10/1907 Amateur Gainesville 2 Graham 1.

21 Castroville - 8/11/1907 Amateur Medina Stars 3 Lone Stars 2.

21 Midlothian - 8/15/1908 Amateur Arkansaw 4 West End 4.

20 Ballinger 6/26/1909 - Amateur Granbury 3 Ballinger 2 in 2:20, 2nd game postponed.

21 Yoakum 7/4/1909 Amateur Pete Daileys of Houston 3 Yoakum 2.

23 League Park, San Antonio 7/5/1910 Texas League Waco Navigators 1 San Antonio Bronchos 1 in 4:14; 2nd game postponed finished at 6:44 PM.

23 Bangs 5/23/1913 Amateur Antioch 1 Live Oak 1.

21 High School Grounds, Dallas - 5/1/1915 Amateur Revico 11 Rounders 10.

20 Gulfview Park, Galveston 8/13/1916 Texas League Waco Navigators 4 Galveston Pirates 1.

20 Panther Park, Fort Worth 5/8/1918 Texas League Shreveport Gassers 1 Fort Worth Panthers 1.

20 Hamlin 4/28/1924 Texas High School League Anson High School Tigers 2 Hamlin High School Pied Pipers 1.

20 San Antonio 5/18/1924 Amateur Laredo 2 El Fenix 2 in 3:20 in afternoon game, called on account of darkness; El Fenix 2 Laredo 1 in morning game.

20 Edinburg - 4/24/1927 Texas Valley League (AKA Lone Star League) Laredo Oilers 3 Edinburg Bobcats 3 - called on account of darkness; second game postponed.

20 Menard 6/6/1929 Amateur Menard 3 Brady 2.

25 Dallas or Wichita Falls 8/10/1931 City League Sullivan Grocery 3 unknown opponent 3.

22 Ozona 7/11/1933 West Texas Independent League Abilene 3 Ozona 3.

27 Monarch Field, Houston 8/??/1934 Negro Texas-Oklahoma League Austin Black Senators 3 Newgulf Black Buffs 2.

21 Tech Field, San Antonio 6/2/1935 - Texas League San Antonio Missions 4 Dallas Steers 3 in 3:50, then 2nd game called after 2 innings 5000 fans.

20 La Grave Field (I), Fort Worth 5/31/1939 Texas League Fort Worth Cats 4 Oklahoma City Indians 3 in 4:26 finished at 12:41 AM in the early morning of 6/1.

20 Spudder Park, Wichita Falls 7/13/1950 Big State League Wichita Falls Spudders 2 Sherman-Denison Twins 1.

20 East Texan Park, Tyler 7/15/1952 Big State League Texarkana Bears 3 Tyler East Texans 2 in 4:21 1163 fans, 500 fans at end finished at 12:26 AM in the early morning of 7/16.

20 Disch Field, Austin - 9/7/1956 Texas League Austin Senators 4 Dallas Eagles 3 in 5:01 2157 fans - finished at 1:05 AM in the early morning of 9/8.

20 Higgins Field, Dallas - 4/17/1957 Texas High School League Adamson High School Leopards 3 Sunset High School Bison 2 in 4:21 finished at 11:51 PM.

24 Mission Stadium, San Antonio 4/29/1960 Texas League Rio Grande Valley Giants 4 San Antonio Missions 2 in 5:42, dog-on-the-field delay 15th, scoreboard fire delay 20th, light failure delay 22nd 820 fans; 700 fans at end - finished at 1:27 AM in the early morning of 4/30.

20 Pony-Colt Stadium, Galveston - 7/27/1963 Colt League Galena Park 6 Beaumont 5 in 5:00.

25 Turnpike (later Arlington) Stadium, Arlington 6/17/1965 Texas League Austin Braves 2 Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs 1 in 5:10 2546 fans - finished at 12:40 AM in the early morning of 6/18.

24 Astrodome, Houston 4/15/1968 National League Astros 1 Mets 0 in 6:06 14,219 fans, 3000 fans at end finished at 1:37 AM in the early morning of 4/16.

20 V.J. Keefe Stadium, San Antonio 6/28/1977 Texas League - San Antonio Dodgers 4 El Paso Diablos 3 in 4:37; 2nd game postponed 762 fans; 200 fans at end - finished at 11:10 PM.

20 Disch-Falk Field, Austin 5/15/1981 and 5/16/1981 - National Collegiate Athletic Association University of Texas Longhorns 7 Rice University Owls 6 in 6:07, rain delay 2:00 top 13th, suspended after 3:10 and 12 innings 4700 fans on 5/15, 300 fans at suspension, 3000 fans on 5/16 suspended at 1:15 AM in the early morning of 5/16, finished at 3:02 PM on 5/16.

21 V.J. Keefe Stadium, San Antonio 5/21/1987 Texas League Shreveport Captains 4 San Antonio Dodgers 3 in 6:04 1144 fans finished at 1:04 AM in the early morning of 5/22.

26 V.J. Keefe Stadium, San Antonio 7/14/1988 and 7/16/1988 Texas League San Antonio Missions 1 Jackson Mets 0 in 7:23, suspended after 7:10 and 25 innings 3792 fans on 7/14, 3260 fans on 7/16 suspended at 2:15 AM in the early morning of 7/15.

22 Astrodome, Houston 6/3/1989 National League Astros 5 Dodgers 4 in 7:14 34,425 fans finished at 2:50 AM in the early morning of 6/4.

22 Cougar Field, Houston 2/21/1999 National Collegiate Athletic Association Baylor University Bears 8 University of Houston Cougars 2 in 6:43 1225 fans finished at 10:48 PM.

21 Wolff Stadium, San Antonio 8/14/2004 Texas League Midland RockHounds 7 San Antonio Missions 5 in 6:40 4286 fans, 90 fans at end finished at 1:46 AM in the early morning of 8/15.

20 Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi 6/1/2005 Texas League Wichita Wranglers 7 Corpus Christi Hooks 2 in 6:09 6609 fans, 325 fans at end finished at 1:19 AM in the early morning of 6/2.

25 University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) Disch-Falk Field, Austin 5/30/2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association playoffs University of Texas Longhorns 3 Boston College Eagles 2 in 7:03 7104 fans; 6000 fans at end finished at 1:05 AM in the early morning of 5/31.

20 Wolff Stadium, San Antonio 9/14/2011 Texas League playoffs San Antonio Missions 5 Arkansas Travelers 4 in 6:03 3887 fans finished at 1:13 AM in the early morning of 9/15.