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    What are some of the marathon games that you can remember?

    In other words, the long games that seemed like they'd never end" that you can recall? (13-14 innings, late ending etc.) I'm talking about long extra-inning baseball games.
    "It's time to play America's favorite game- Name That Molina."

  • #2
    The one where Pascual Perez plays the trumpet.

    "It goes on and on my friend!"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dgarza View Post
      The one where Pascual Perez plays the trumpet.

      "It goes on and on my friend!"
      Could you be more specific?

      Teams, year, number of innings, who won, etc.
      "It's time to play America's favorite game- Name That Molina."

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      • #4
        I can think of two that I attended.

        1992 home opener, Boston at Cleveland, that went 19 innings. The weather was unusually pleasant for Cleveland, until it got dark. My best friend and I were at the game and then walked down to the Flats to meet up with his wife and her sister. They were pretty that we were so late and didn't believe us at first that the game went so long.

        Game 1 of the 1995 Division Series (Bos at Cle) that started late because of a rain delay and had another one during the game. I don't think I got home from that game until 3:30 AM.

        One I watched on TV that I thought went on forever was game 2 of the 2007 ALCS. Four and half hours for nine innings, and then extra innings. I'm glad I wasn't at the park for that one.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HomeRunHomer View Post
          Could you be more specific?

          Teams, year, number of innings, who won, etc.
          I just remember seeing on TWIB. I think it was Perez?? It was a Brave...I think vs. Houston??? 1989-1991? 20 something innings?

          Maybe I'll just look it up.

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          • #6
            Cal Ripken was lucky enough to play in this AAA epic :
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest..._baseball_game

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dgarza View Post
              Cal Ripken was lucky enough to play in this AAA epic :
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest..._baseball_game
              So did Wade Boggs!
              Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                So did Wade Boggs!
                And Bobby Ojeda was the winning pitcher.
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                • #9
                  A Phillies-Padres doubleheader in 1993 that didn't end until 4:40am. The first game went nine innings, but had about 3 rain delays. That game ended at about 1am and the second game began at 1:25am. The second game ends in the 10th inning on a Mitch Williams double off of Trevor Hoffman.

                  Less that a week later, the Phils had a 20 inning game with the Dodgers, but that ended at a more resonanable time of about 2:00am.

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                  • #10
                    There are good marathon games and bad ones. The Astros/Braves ALDS Game 5, 2005, (the Chris Burke homer game) was about as excruciatingly boring as an 18 innings, final game of a playoff series can be.

                    Last year's Mets/Astros game, the one in which Beltran made the diving catch running up the hill, was one of the longer games in my recent memory.

                    As far as the long, boring ones, just about any Yankee/Oriole game in this century qualifies...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dgarza View Post
                      Cal Ripken was lucky enough to play in this AAA epic :
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest..._baseball_game
                      That 21st inning must have been a killer! I bet even the home fans must have been hoping that their team wouldnt tie it up again!
                      The teams left a combined 53 runners on base. How!??
                      Last edited by bob; 03-28-2008, 03:32 PM.

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                      • #12
                        It was played long before my time, but in 1968, the Astros played someone (I can't remember offhand) and Houston won 1-0 in 24 innings. Quite possibly the most boring baseball game in history. Although at least it ended, unlike the 26 inning Braves-Dodgers game in 1920 that ended in a 1-1 tie. But even so, the Houston game ended on, of all things, a walk-off error.

                        As for games that I have actually watched, game 4 of the 2005 NLDS certainly wins that one. I actually found it one of the most exciting games that I have ever seen, with Houston coming back from a huge deficit late in the game, and every extra inning was particularly intense, especially as Houston slowly ran out of pitchers. I heard after the game that if the game had gone on a couple more innings, Mike Lamb would have been brought in to pitch, and Clemens would have had to take his spot in right field, because Houston was out of both pitchers and bench players. I almost wish that had happened....that would have been a bizarre sight. But either way, I think it remains the only baseball game that I have ever watched while eating lunch, and then watched while i was eating dinner.
                        "Too many pitchers, that's all, there are just too many pitchers Ten or twelve on a team. Don't see how any of them get enough work. Four starting pitchers and one relief man ought to be enough. Pitch 'em every three days and you'd find they'd get control and good, strong arms."

                        -Cy Young

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                        • #13
                          I like this one, game-ending fireworks went off at 3:55 AM & some people thought the city was under attack

                          http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...98507040.shtml
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