No announcement yet.

Marathons Lasting 20 or More Innings in the Negro Leagues

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Marathons Lasting 20 or More Innings in the Negro Leagues

    I am a member of the Marathon Seekers Group which is doing research to locate all baseball marathons lasting 20 or more innings. We have 648 so far on our List.

    But so far there are only eight (8) on the List from Negro League Baseball.

    We are hoping that you may be able to help us find some of these games. We feel like we have only hit the tip of the Iceberg; we have only begun to scratch the surface.

    These marathons are very difficult to discover however.

    We are hopeful that you can review the history of Negro League baseball in your records to see if there may be such a game waiting to be discovered. If you find some such games, please contact me, Phil Lowry, via e-mail at [email protected] so that we can update the records.

    We offer an Official Certificate to all those who report a new game to be added to the List.

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Philip J. Lowry
    Author, Baseball's Longest Games

    LONGEST GAMES LASTING 20 INNINGS OR MORE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER BY DECADE (648) - 174 won by home, 200 by visitor, 90 ties, 184 unknown or neutral site


    20 – Comiskey Park (I), Chicago, Illinois - 5/12/1946 – Indianapolis Clowns 3 Chicago American Giants 3 – 9000 fans.


    20 – Schorling’s (later American Giants) Park, Chicago, Illinois – 8/16/1922 – Chicago American Giants 1 Atlantic City Bacharach Giants 0 in 3:38.


    20 – League Grounds, Paducah, Kentucky – 6/18/1905 – 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 – Broad Street Park, Richmond, Virginia – 7/18/1906 – Astorias 8 Thebians 5 – 1000 fans.

    21 – Decatur, Nebraska – sometime in the Summer before 10/2/1910 – Negro League at Amateur – Omaha Giants 1 Decatur 0.

    21 – Camp Vincent Fairgrounds, Watertown, New York - ?/??/1914 – Negro League at Amateur – Harrisville Adirondacks defeated Havana Red Sox.

    20 – Bulkeley Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut – 5/9/1937 – Hartford Savitt Gems 5 Philadelphia Giants 4.


    27 – Monarch Field, Houston, Texas – 8/??/1934 – Austin Black Senators 3 Newgulf Black Buffs 2.

Ad Widget