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  • Marathons Lasting 20 or More Innings in the Braves 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 Braves fans will review this list, and contact me, Phil Lowry, via e-mail at [email protected], 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

    GEORGIA (10)

    20 – Mercer Park on Tattnall Square, Macon – 4/15/1911 – College at High School – Hall’s School 4 Georgia-Alabama Business College 3 in 2:45.

    26 – Oakland City Park, Atlanta – 7/26/1922 – Amateur – Oakland City 3 West End 2 – 500 fans.

    20 – Gowdy Field, Fort Benning - 7/30/1927 – Fort Benning Army League – 24th Infantry Blues 3 1st Battalion 29th Infantry 2 in 4:00.

    21 – Legion Park, Eastman - 5/27/1952 – Georgia State League – Eastman Dodgers 6 Jesup Bees 5, 2nd game called after 4 innings.

    20 – Golden Park, Columbus – 8/1/1952 – South Atlantic (Sally) League – Jacksonville Tars 2 Columbus Cardinals 2 in 4:55 – called at 12:55 AM in the early morning of 8/2.

    20 – Golden Park, Columbus – 4/24/1954 – South Atlantic (Sally) League – Macon Peaches 7 Columbus Cardinals 5 in 5:13 – finished at 1:13 AM in the early morning of 4/25.

    20 – Jennings Stadium, Augusta – 7/15/1954 – South Atlantic (Sally) League – Macon Peaches 3 Augusta Rams 3 in 4:40.

    20 – Edo Miller Park, Brunswick – 8/??/1956 – Georgia-Florida League - Brunswick Pirates defeated Albany Cardinals by one run – 1500 fans; 1200 fans at end.

    23 – Grayson Stadium, Savannah – 4/14/1973 – Southern League – Columbus Astros 10 Savannah Braves 4 in 6:14 in 1st game, 2nd game postponed – 827 fans – finished at 12:45 AM in the early morning of 4/15, post-game fireworks finished at 1:10 AM.

    20 – State Mutual Stadium, Rome – 4/20/2010 – South Atlantic (Sally) League – Kannapolis Intimidators 3 Rome Braves 2 in 4:41 – 2076 fans – finished at 11:41 PM.

    ALABAMA (2)

    21 – Hartwell Field, Mobile - 8/8/1946 – Southern Association – Atlanta Crackers 4 Mobile Bears 4 in 4:30 – finished at 1:30 AM in the early morning of 8/9.

    20 – Paterson Field, Montgomery - 4/27/1956 – South Atlantic (Sally) League – Augusta Tigers 6 Montgomery Rebels 4 in 4:24 – finished at 12:09 AM in the early morning of 4/28.

    SOUTH CAROLINA (5)

    22 – Greenwood - 4/26/1908 – South Carolina High School League – Anderson Boy’s High School Yellowjackets 5 Greenwood High School Eagles 4 in 3:45 – finished at 7:15 PM.

    21 – Beaumont Mill Field, Spartanburg – 6/15/1912 – South Carolina Textile League – Beaumont Mill 1 Inman Mill 0.

    20 – Greenwood – 7/15/1959 – American Legion – Clinton 5 Post 20 Greenwood 3 in 5:45.

    23 – Municipal Stadium, Greenville – 8/6/1998 and 8/7/1998 – Southern League - Greenville Braves 10 Huntsville Stars 7 in 6:26, suspended after 5:25 and 20 innings – 4098 fans - suspended at 12:13 AM in the early morning of 8/7, finished at 6:01 PM on 8/7.

    20 – Riley Park, Charleston – 5/25/2011 – National Collegiate Athletic Association – Western Carolina University Catamounts 10 Elon University Phoenix 7 in 6:33 – 937 fans – finished at 11:40 PM.

    TENNESSEE (9)

    23 – Andrews Field, Chattanooga - 6/13/1919 – Southern League – Atlanta Crackers 2 Chattanooga Lookouts 2 in 3:40.

    20 – Sulphur Dell (I), Nashville - 7/12/1919 – Southern League – Chattanooga Lookouts 6 Nashville Volunteers 5 in 3:31.

    20 – Engel Stadium, Chattanooga - 6/21/1940 – Southern Association – Little Rock Travelers 7 Chattanooga Lookouts 4 in 4:20, 2nd game postponed.

    21 – Russwood Park, Memphis - 6/21/1959 – Southern Association – Memphis Chicks 6 Chattanooga Lookouts 5 in 5:38 – finished at 7:10 PM.

    21 – Engel Stadium, Chattanooga – 7/29/1978 – Southern League – Chattanooga Lookouts 3 Savannah Braves 2 in 5:32.

    20 – Greer Stadium, Nashville – 9/7/1990 – American Association playoffs – Omaha Royals 8 Nashville Sounds 7 in 6:25, rain delay 1:46 bottom 11th – 14,482 fans, 500 fans top 12th, 300 fans at end – finished at 3:50 AM in the early morning of 9/8.

    20 – Tim McCarver Stadium, Memphis – 6/17/1991 and 6/18/1991 – Southern League – Huntsville Stars 9 Memphis Chicks 7 in 6:32, suspended after 5:33 and 16 innings – 6845 fans on 6/17, 2349 fans on 6/18 – suspended at 1:12 AM in the early morning of 6/18, finished at 7:40 PM on 6/18.

    24 – Greer Stadium, Nashville – 5/5/2006 and 5/6/2006 – Pacific Coast League – New Orleans Zephyrs 5 Nashville Sounds 4 in 8:07, suspended after 6:23 and 18 innings – 9124 fans on 5/5, 300 fans at suspension; 10,016 fans on 5/6 – suspended at 1:25 AM in the early morning of 5/6; finished at 7:44 PM on 5/6.

    21 – USA Stadium, Millington - 4/22/2011 – National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Southern Conference playoffs – Rhodes College Lynx 8 Oglethorpe University Stormy Petrels 7 in 6:50 – 500 fans – finished at 10:50 PM.

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