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 Reds 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

OHIO (26)

20 – League Park (I), Cincinnati – 6/30/1892 – National League – Colts (later Cubs) 7 Reds 7 in 3:20 – 1300 fans.

30 – Van Wert - ?/??/1904 – Amateur – Independent Team A with Hay of Kankakee pitching 3 Independent Team B 2.

21 – Hardin - 7/16/1905 – Amateur – Hardin Champs 5 Portsmouth 4.

23 – Adena - 8/13/1905 – Amateur - Mount Pleasant 1 Adena 1.

21 – Columbus - 6/10/1906 – Amateur – Mitchel Specials 0 West Side Nationals 0.

30 – Brookside Park, Cleveland - 7/4/1907 – Amateur – Brooklyn Athletic Club 4 East End All Stars 1 in 5:50.

36 – Recreation Park (I), Columbus – 7/13/1907 – Amateur – Heintz Victors 2 Columbus Selects 2 in 3:50.

20 – Webb Park, Marion - 7/20/1907 – Ohio-Pennsylvania League – Mansfield Pioneers 2 Marion Drummers 1 in 2:18 – 800 fans.

24 – Wehrle Park, Newark – 8/23/1907 – Ohio-Pennsylvania League – Sharon Giants 3 Newark Newks 2.

20 – New Straitsville or Shawnee - 6/19/1908 – Amateur – New Straitsville 6 Shawnee 5 in 3:30.

22 – Danville - 6/16/1910 – Amateur - Amity 6 Danville 6 in 5:00.

28 – Delaware City (now Delaware) – 7/18/1914 – Amateur – Columbus Champions 1 Delaware Stars 0.

23 – Wehrle Park, Newark – 7/4/1915 – Amateur – Knights of Columbus 2 Athletics 2.

21 – Manchester – 8/22/1920 – Amateur – Vanceburg 2 Manchester 2.

20 – General Field, Akron - 8/20/1922 – Ohio Industrial League – Firestone Non-Skids 0 General Tire Generals 0.

22 – North Georgetown - 5/30/1928 – Amateur – North Georgetown 5 Massillon Shafer-Hammond 4.

21 – Miami Athletic Field, Oxford - 5/30/1930 – National Collegiate Athletic Association – Miami University Big Reds (later Redskins, then RedHawks) 2 University of Cincinnati Bearcats 1 in 3:30.

23 – Schultheiss Farm, Elyria – 8/1/1932 – Amateur - Knights of Pythias’s Team A 19 Knights of Pythias’s Team B 19.

20 – Swayne Field, Toledo – 7/11/1942 – American Association – Louisville Colonels 6 Toledo Mud Hens 6 in 4:25 - finished at 1:00 AM in the early morning of 7/12.

20 – Redbird (later Jets, then Franklin County, then Cooper) Stadium, Columbus - 9/3/1949 – American Association - Columbus Redbirds 4 Louisville Colonels 3 in 3:58 – 5079 fans – finished at 11:28 PM.

21 – Minster – 7/18/1956 – American Legion – St. Mary’s 4 Lima 3 in 5:30 – finished at 1:05 AM.

22 – Glenmont – 7/4/1965 – Triple Counties League – Glenmont 8 Loudonville 7 in 5:00.

21 – Crosley Field, Cincinnati – 9/1/1967 – National League - Giants 1 Reds 0 in 5:40 – 13,745 fans, 200 fans at end – finished at 1:45 AM in the early morning of 9/2.

20 – Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland and R.F.K. Stadium, Washington, D.C. – 9/14/1971 and 9/20/1971 – American League – Senators 8 Indians 6 in 6:15 in 2nd game, suspended after 5:00 and 16 innings in Cleveland, completed 9/20 in Washington; Indians 3 Senators 1 in 1:54 in 1st game – 2639 fans on 9/14 in Cleveland, 100 fans at suspension, 1743 fans on 9/20 in Washington, 333 fans top 17th – suspended at 1:00 AM in the early morning of 9/15.

21 – Cooper Stadium, Columbus – 6/10/1985 and 6/11/1985 and 6/12/1985 – International League – Columbus Clippers 8 Syracuse Chiefs 7 in 5:37, suspended after 5:18 and 20 innings, rained out 6/11, finally completed 6/12 – 12,616 fans on 6/10, 400 fans at suspension, 2000 fans on 6/12 - suspended at 12:53 AM in the early morning of 6/11.

21 – Rotary Field, Brunswick – 5/9/2001 and 5/10/2001 – Ohio High School League - Brunswick High School Blue Devils 11 Elyria High School Pioneers 10, suspended after 18 innings – 100 fans.

KENTUCKY (6)

20 – Fairgrounds, Henderson – 8/11/1904 – Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee (Kitty) League – Cairo Egyptians 4 Henderson Blue Birds 2.

20 – League Grounds, Paducah – 6/18/1905 – Negro League – St. Louis Lloyds 8 Paducah Nationals 8 – 1000 fans – called at 7:00 PM when the Heartless Unfeeling Street Car Man appeared on the field and stated, “Men, you’ll have to cut it out, see? These trailers have got to be brought in”.

20 – Hook Ball Park, Paducah – 7/8/1938 – Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee (Kitty) League – Fulton Eagles 14 Paducah Indians 9 in 5:28, rhubarb delay top 15th when Fulton Manager Ray Clonts unsuccessfully requested umpires to allow 15-minute delay so players could eat some steaks for strength, vote delay top 19th when Paducah Manager Pete Mondino successfully asked umpires to have remaining fans vote whether the game should continue or not - fans voted unanimously that game should continue – finished at 1:45 AM in the early morning of 7/9.

22 – Kentucky Wesleyan Field (now Panther Park), Owensboro - 4/20/1964 – National Collegiate Athletic Association – Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers 8 Oakland City College Mighty Oaks 7 in 6:30, 2nd game postponed – 200 fans – finished at 11:30 PM.

22 – Shively Field, Lexington – 6/3/1970 – Kentucky High School League – Madisonville High School Maroons 12 Lexington Lafayette High School Generals 11 in 6:03.

22 – Wilson Field, Georgetown – 4/29/2005 – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics – Lambuth University Eagles 8 Pikeville College Bears 5 in 6:15 – 200 fans, 150 fans at end – finished at 4:45 PM.