Marathons Lasting 20 or More Innings in the Blue Jays Area
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; only 21 in Canada. 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 Blue Jays fans will review this list, and contact me, Phil Lowry, via e-mail at email@example.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
22 Recreation Park, Vancouver, Province of British Columbia 7/31/1909 Northwestern League Portland Colts 3 Vancouver Beavers 0 in 3:08.
22 Lions Park, Birch Hills, Province of Saskatchewan 8/2/1919 Northern Saskatchewan League Melfort 1 Birch Hills 1.
20 Hamilton Athletic Association (H.A.A.) Grounds, Hamilton, Province of Ontario 6/17/1920 Michigan-Ontario League London Cockneys (later Tecumsehs) 5 Hamilton Tigers 4.
20 Hanlans Point (III), Toronto, Province of Ontario - 6/2/1921 International League Buffalo Bisons 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 in 4:05.
20 Municipal Stadium, Trois-Rivieres, Province of Quebec 7/5/1938 Provincial League - Three Rivers Renards (Foxes) 4 Quebec City Athletiques 3 in 4:45 finished at 2:15 AM in the early morning of 7/6.
20 Thetford Mines, Province of Quebec - 9/7/1947 Quebec Eastern Townships Independent Intermediate League playoffs Drummondville Forestiers Catholiques (Catholic Foresters) 3 St-Maurice de Thetford Mines Mineurs (Miners) 3 in 4:50 finished at 7:20 PM.
21 Waterloo Park, Waterloo, Province of Ontario - 9/25/1950 Intercounty League Championship Series Waterloo Tigers 7 Brantford Red Sox 6.
23 Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, Province of British Columbia 5/5/1951 Western International League - Salem Senators 1 Victoria Athletics 0 in 4:36 in afternoon game, then Salem 3 Victoria 1 in 2:01 in evening game 1200 fans for afternoon game; 2800 fans for evening game - afternoon game finished at 7:06 PM.
20 Civic Center, Drummondville, Province of Quebec 7/8/1952 and 8/12/1952 Provincial League - Three Rivers Yankees 3 Drummondville Cubs 2, suspended after 19 innings.
20 Legion Sportsmens Park, Lloydminster, Province of Saskatchewan 6/18/1957 and 7/28/1957 Western Canada League Lloydminster Meridians 4 North Battleford Beavers 3, suspended after 9 innings.
20 Henderson Stadium (I), Lethbridge, Province of Alberta 7/25/1964 Western Canada League Saskatoon Blues 6 Lethbridge Cardinals 5 in 5:25 150 fans.
26 Belleville Fairgrounds, Belleville, Province of Ontario 6/7/1975 Ontario League St. Catherines Jackets 8 Belleville 2; 2nd game postponed finished at 12:00 Midnight.
21 Stade Olympique (Olympic Stadium), Montreal, Province of Quebec 5/21/1977 National League Padres 11 Expos 8 in 5:33 16,892 fans, 8000 fans at end finished at 1:15 AM in the early morning of 5/22.
21 Foothills Stadium, Calgary, Province of Alberta 6/4/1977 Southern Alberta Junior League Calgary Spikes 4 Medicine Hat Tigers 3.
21 Howard Talbot Park, Leaside, Province of Ontario - 8/4/1979 Midget Age 16-17 Tournament - Hamilton Mahoney 2 Welland Rowdies 1 in 4:00.
22 Parc (Park) Victor Gadbois, Montreal, Province of Quebec - 8/30/1981 Ligue Montreal Junior (Montreal Junior League) - St. Leonard Cougars 2 Sud-Ouest (Southwest) 1 in 5:30 finished at 7:30 PM.
22 Stade Olympique (Olympic Stadium), Montreal, Province of Quebec 8/23/1989 National League Dodgers 1 Expos 0 in 6:14 21,742 fans - finished at 1:25 AM in the early morning of 8/24.
24 Donegan Park, Cobourg, Province of Ontario 8/21/2004 Greater Toronto League Semi-Final Northumberland Whiskey Jacks 4 Leaside Leafs 3 in 6:17 100 fans; 150 fans at end.
20 Jubilee Field, Yorkton, Province of Saskatchewan 6/19/2008 and 6/22/2008 Western Major League Sherwood Park Dukes 5 Yorkton Cardinals 3 in 5:16, rain delay 0:20 top 12th, suspended after 3:13 and 11 innings 475 fans on 6/19; 225 fans when suspended; 316 fans on 6/22 suspended at 10:38 PM; finished at 4:08 PM.
20 Arnold Anderson Stadium, Brantford, Province of Ontario 7/3/2009 Intercounty League London Majors 8 Brantford Red Sox 7 in 6:15 500 fans; 250 fans at end - finished at 2:15 AM in the early morning of 7/4.
20 Barrie Community Sports Complex, Barrie, Province of Ontario 8/30/2009 Intercounty League Championship Series 1040 fans; 275 fans at end - Brantford Red Sox 7 Barrie Baycats 5 in 5:05 finished at 12:05 AM in the early morning of 8/31.