Marathons Lasting 20 or More Innings in the Brewers 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. 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 Brewers fans will review this list, and contact me, Phil Lowry, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
23 Hagemeister (later Bellevue) Park, Green Bay 7/14/1907 Wisconsin Association Green Bay Orphans 2 La Crosse Badgers 1 in 4:05 1800 fans.
21 Athletic Grounds, Sheboygan - 7/19/1908 Lakeshore League Sheboygan Chairmakers 1 Milwaukee White Sox 0 in 3:40 finished at 6:25 PM.
23 Fond du Lac - 8/4/1908 Wisconsin-Illinois League Oshkosh Indians 4 Fond du Lac Cubs 2 in 3:40.
21 Athletic Grounds, Sheboygan - 6/5/1910 Lakeshore League Sheboygan Chairmakers 2 Port Washington 1 1000 fans finished at 7:05 PM.
25 Green Bay 4/12/1915 Amateur White Sox 2 Fox Stars 1.
20 Two Rivers 7/16/1933 Eastern Wisconsin League Kiel 4 Two Rivers 2.
20 Green Bay 7/7/1935 Maple Valley League Welhaven 2 Pulaski 2; called on account of darkness.
21 Clintonville - 6/15/1939 Northern State League Clintonville Four Wheel Drive Truckers 1 Two Rivers Polar Bears 0 in 5:15 finished at 1:45 AM in the early morning of 6/16.
20 Lake Mills - 7/13/1941 Central Wisconsin League Lake Mills 5 Jefferson 4.
20 Camp McCoy or Whitehall 5/10/1942 US Army vs. Amateur Camp McCoy 5 Whitehall 4.
22 Horlick Athletic Field, Racine 7/31/1947 All-American Girls League South Bend Blue Sox 4 Racine Belles 3 in 4:30 - 1456 fans finished at 11:35 PM.
21 Sturgeon Bay - 5/16/1948 Northern State League Sturgeon Bay 3 Menominee Indians 2 in 4:50.
21 Shullsburg late 1940s Amateur Blanchardville Farmers defeated Shullsburg in night game.
20 Black River Falls 7/30/1950 Amateur Eau Claire Conocos 2 Black River Falls Merchants 1 in 3:30.
21 Montello 6/30/1957 Central State League Montello 3 Redgranite Quarriers 2 - finished at 7:00 PM.
21 Fairground Park, Fond du Lac 7/31/1963 Fox River Valley League Little Chute-Kimberly Papermakers 11 Fond du Lac 5 in 6:01 finished at 2:01 AM in the early morning of 8/1.
21 Field Park, Mukwonago - 5/15/1969 - Wisconsin High School League - Mukwonago High School Indians 5 Burlington High School Demons 4 in 5:00 65 fans finished at 9:30 PM.
20 Nash Park, Kenosha 4/24/2007 Wisconsin High School League Kenosha Tremper High School Trojans 3 Racine Horlick High School Rebels 2 in 5:05 65 fans; 20 fans at end finished at 9:35 PM.