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  • Marathons Lasting 20 or More Innings in the Rockies 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.

    The average state has eleven such games, Colorado has only two. We must be missing some games in Colorado.

    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 Rockies 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

    COLORADO (2)

    21 – Monte Vista – Amateur - 7/25/1916 – Montrose 4 Monte Vista 4; called due to darkness.

    22 – 23 rd and Welton Streets Ballfield, Denver – 4/19/1936 – Amateur – Felix 17 Daly 14 in 3:50.

    UTAH (1)

    20 – Thunderbird Park, Cedar City - 5/2/1981 – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics – Mesa State College Mavericks 9 New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys 8 in 5:20, then Southern Utah State College Thunderbirds 5 Mesa State 4.

    WYOMING (0)

    none found yet

    NEBRASKA (10)

    21 – Riverside Park, Neligh - 7/21/1906 – Amateur – Neligh 9 Willowdale 8.

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

    23 – Crete - 5/18/1911 – Amateur – Doane 1 Peru 0.

    21 – Antelope Park, Lincoln - 8/12/1917 – Western League – Lincoln Links 2 Joplin Miners 1 in 3:38.

    22 – North Platte - 6/27/1920 – Semi-Pro – North Platte 3 Scottsbluff 3.

    20 – Shubert - 9/7/1924 – Amateur – White Cloud (Kansas) Indians 0 Shubert 0 in 3:10.

    20 – Grain Growers Diamond, Beatrice – 8/5/1928 – Semi-Pro – Grain Growers Nine 9 Cortland Town Team 8.

    20 – Crofton or Laurel - ?/??/1938 – Northeast Nebraska League – Crofton vs. Laurel.

    20 – Sherman Field, Lincoln - 7/19/1951 – Western League – Wichita Indians 2 Lincoln Athletics 1 in 4:22, 2nd game postponed.

    22 – Husker Diamond (later Buck Belzer Field), Lincoln – 4/26/1974 – National Collegiate Athletic Association – University of Colorado Buffaloes 2 University of Nebraska Cornhuskers 1 in 4:45.

    KANSAS (8)

    21 – League Park, Pittsburg - 7/7/1903 – Missouri Valley League – Pittsburg Coal Diggers 5 Joplin Miners 4; then Joplin vs. Pittsburg, called after 4 innings.

    23 – Cook Athletic Park, Hutchinson – 5/29/1907 – Western Association – Oklahoma City Mets 2 Hutchinson Salt Packers 1 in 3:10 – 900 fans, 1500 fans at end – finished at 7:10 PM.

    20 – Athletic Park, Newton - 5/26/1908 – Central Kansas League pre-season exhibition – Newton Railroaders 3 McPherson Merry Macks 2 in 3:15 – finished at 6:45 PM.

    21 – McPherson – 7/27/1909 – Kansas State League – Lyons Lions 2 McPherson Merry Macks 1 in 2:50.

    23 – Athletic Park, Hutchinson – 7/3/1914 – Kansas State League – Hutchinson Salt Packers 4 Great Bend Millers 3.

    21 – Blue Valley District Activity Center, Overland Park – 5/20/1997 - Kansas High School League – Blue Valley Northwest High School Huskies 1 Shawnee Mission North High School Mustangs 0 in 5:50 – finished at 10:50 PM.

    20 – Frank Myers Field at Tointon Family Stadium, Manhattan – 4/9/2004 – National Collegiate Athletic Association - University of Texas Longhorns 10 Kansas State University Wildcats 6 in 6:28 – 874 fans – finished at 1:35 AM in the early morning of 4/10.

    20 – Lebanon – 8/20/1920 – Semi-Pro – Red Cloud (Nebraska) 4 Bellaire (Kansas) 3.

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