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  • Marathons Lasting 20 or More Innings in the Dodgers 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 Dodgers fans will review this list, and contact me, Phil Lowry, via e-mail at plowry1176@aol.com, 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

    CALIFORNIA (47)

    23 – Goodwater Grove (later Oak Park, then Billy Hebert Field), Stockton – 7/2/1905 – California State League – Stockton Millers 1 Lodi Crushers 0 in 3:26.

    20 – Arcadia - 3/15/1908 – Southern California State League – Santa Anita 4 Arcadia Eagles 3 in 3:00.

    24 – Freeman’s Park, Oakland – 6/8/1909 – Pacific Coast League – San Francisco Seals 1 Oakland Oaks 0 in 3:35.

    22 – Sodality Park, San Jose - 6/26/1909 – Amateur – Junior Outlaws 11 Sodality Stars 9.

    20 – Polo Grounds, Los Angeles – 7/26/1909 - Amateur – West Jefferson Merchants 3 Golden State Wine Company 2 in 3:25.

    21 – Seal Gardens, Los Angeles - 6/12/1910 – Amateur – Nadeaus 5 Los Angeles Merchants 4 in 3:00.

    20 – Azuza - 4/7/1911 – Amateur – Azuza 5 Cucamonga 4.

    24 – Buffalo Park, Sacramento – 9/10/1911 – Pacific Coast League – Portland Beavers 1 Sacramento Senators 1 in 3:45 – 3000 fans – finished at 5:15 PM – called on account of darkness.

    21 – Washington Park, Los Angeles – 9/15/1911 – Pacific Coast League - Sacramento Sacts 4 Los Angeles Angels 4 in 3:10.

    20 – Marysville - 8/4/1912 – Amateur – Hammonton 4 Marysville 3.

    20 – Washington Park, Los Angeles - 5/27/1914 – Pacific Coast League - Oakland Oaks 4 Venice Tigers 2 in 4:02 – finished at 7:02 PM.

    21 – Haight Street Grounds, San Francisco - 7/4/1915 – Amateur – Great Western Power 2 Haight Street Merchants 2.

    20 – Goat (later Yerba Buena) Island, San Francisco - 9/15/1917 – Amateur – Oakland Naval Training Station Sailors 1 Oakland Vampires 0 in 3:10.

    21 – South Side Playgrounds, San Francisco - 9/16/1917 – Amateur – Jeffersons 10 Mission Merchants 9.

    20 – San Francisco – 11/24/1918 – Amateur – Colma 4 San Carlos 3.

    23 – Pershing Park, Santa Barbara - 7/11/1920 – Amateur Championship Series – Santa Barbara 2 Ventura 1.

    22 – Washington Park, Los Angeles – 4/10/1921 – Pacific Coast League - Seattle Rainiers 12 Los Angeles Angels 8 in 4:46, 2nd game postponed – 13,000 fans.

    23 – Berkeley – 6/6/1922 – Amateur Playground League for 8-12 Year-Olds – Berkeley Amateur Team A 2 Berkeley Amateur Team B 2.

    21 – Oxnard Armory (later Community Center), Oxnard – 5/26/1923 – Oxnard Indoors League – Hueneme Sea Lions/Turtles/Longshoremen 8 Hueneme Sunkist/Citrons/ Lemons/Packing House Workers 7.

    21 – Prepatera Diamond, Fullerton - 4/9/1927 – National Collegiate Athletic Association at California High School League - Pomona College Sagehens 4 Fullerton High School Indians 3 in 3:00.

    22 – Oakland Baseball (later Oaks) Park, Emeryville – 5/6/1928 – Pacific Coast League – Oakland Oaks 7 Sacramento Senators 6 in 4:00 in p.m. game, Sacramento 5 Oakland 2 in 1:45 in a.m. game.
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    29 – South Side Playgrounds, San Francisco – 10/12/1929 – Amateur – Regulars 9 Yannigans 8 in 5:00 – finished at 6:00 PM.

    20 – Salinas Rodeo Grounds, Salinas – 5/14/1933 – Amateur – San 0Francisco Chronicle 1 Salinas Colts 0.

    20 – Seals Stadium, San Mateo - 10/1/1944 – Amateur – Bay Meadows 5 Owl Drug 4.

    20 – Municipal Stadium, San Jose – 8/7/1949 – California League - Ventura Yankees 4 San Jose Red Sox 4 in 4:20.

    20 – Memorial Ball Park, Atwater – 8/4/1953 – National Congress - Fort Ord Warriors 2 San Diego Naval Air Station Skyraiders 1 in 4:40 – 3100 fans - finished at 12:55 AM in the early morning of 8/5.

    22 – Seals Stadium, San Francisco – 8/5/1953 – Pacific Coast League – Portland Beavers 4 San Francisco Seals 2 in 4:20 – 1394 fans.

    21 – Gilmore Field, Hollywood - 5/12/1954 – Pacific Coast League – Oakland Oaks 5 Hollywood Stars 1 in 4:52 – 2559 fans – finished at 1:10 AM in the early morning of 5/13.

    20 – Blue Lake - 6/24/1956 – Redwood League – Blue Lake Chicks 8 Crescent City Merchants 7.

    23 – Lawrence Hardball Park, Lodi – 8/31/1966 – California League – Reno Silver Sox 6 Lodi Crushers 5 in 6:00 – 502 fans, 20 fans at end – finished at 2:00 AM in the early morning of 9/1.

    21 – Delano High School Diamond #4 and Delano High School Varsity Field, Delano - 3/23/1967 – California High School League - Fresno McLane High School Highlanders 3 Fresno High School Warriors 2 in 6:15, diamond switch delay from Diamond #4 to Varsity Field 0:15 top 8th – finished at 10:30 PM.

    21 – Knowles Field, Martinez - 5/9/1968 – California High School League - Alhambra High School Bulldogs 4 San Ramon Valley High School Wolves 3 in 6:00 – finished at 9:30 PM.

    22 – Recreation Park, Visalia - 6/19/1971 and 6/20/1971 – California League – Visalia Mets 11 Bakersfield Dodgers 9 in 7:00, suspended after 4:50 and 15 innings, called a tie, however league president later reversed tie game ruling and ordered game to be continued – 867 fans on 6/19, 449 fans on 6/20 – suspended at 1:05 AM in the early morning of 6/20.

    20 – Oakland-Alameda County (later UMAX, then Network Associates, then McAfee, now O.co) Coliseum, Oakland – 7/9/1971 – American League – Athletics 1 Angels 0 in 5:05 – 22,938 fans – finished at 1:05 AM in the early morning of 7/10.

    21 – San Diego (later Jack Murphy, then Qualcomm) Stadium, San Diego – 9/24/1971 – National League – Astros 2 Padres 1 in 5:25 in 1st game, then Padres 5 Astros 4 in 2:14 in 2nd game, fog delay 0:14 bottom 9th – 6339 fans – 1st game finished at 11:31 PM, 2nd game finished at 2:29 AM in the early morning of 9/25.

    20 – Blair Field, Long Beach – 3/30/1973 – National Collegiate Athletic Association – California State University at San Jose Spartans 1 California State University at Long Beach 49ers (later Dirt Bags) 1 in 3:35 – 225 fans.

    25 – Farmers Field, Hayward and Rebels Field, San Lorenzo – 4/9/1975 and 5/2/1975 – California High School League - Hayward High School Farmers 2 San Lorenzo High School Rebels 1, suspended after 17 innings in Hayward, completed in San Lorenzo – 15 fans at San Lorenzo; then Hayward 5 San Lorenzo 4 in 7 innings.

    20 – San Diego (later Jack Murphy, then Qualcomm) Stadium, San Diego – 8/15/1980 – National League – Astros 3 Padres 1 in 6:17 – 14,177 fans – finished at 1:26 AM in the early morning of 8/16.

    20 – Anaheim Stadium (later Edison International Field, then Angels Stadium), Anaheim – 4/13/1982 and 4/14/1982 – American League – Angels 4 Mariners 3 in 6:06, suspended after 5:24 and 17 innings – 33,574 fans on 4/13, 23,905 fans on 4/14 – suspended at 1:05 AM in the early morning of 4/14.

    21 – Riverside Sports Complex, Riverside – 5/22/1988 – California League – San Jose Giants 8 Riverside Red Wave 5 in 6:19 – finished at 1:19 AM in the early morning of 5/23.

    22 – Billy Hebert Field, Stockton – 9/5/1990 and 9/6/1990 – California League playoffs – Bakersfield Dodgers 5 Stockton Ports 4 in 6:20, suspended after 5:53 and 21 innings – 1497 fans on 9/5; 175 fans when suspended; 1559 fans on 9/6 - suspended at 1:27 AM in the early morning of 9/6; finished at 6:25 PM on 9/6.

    21 – Municipal Stadium, San Jose - 5/12/1995 and 5/13/1995 – California League – San Bernardino Spirit 1 San Jose Giants 0 in 5:56, three rain delays, suspended after 11 ½ innings – suspended at 11:16 PM.

    22 – PETCO Park, San Diego – 4/17/2008 – National League - Rockies 2 Padres 1 in 6:16 – 25,984 fans – finished at 1:21 AM in the early morning of 4/18.

    20 – Yanez Field, Downey – 5/13/2008 – California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division III Playoffs Wildcard Round – Downey High School Vikings 3 Harvard-Westlake Upper School Wolverines 2 in 7:20 – 200 fans including Tommy Lasorda; 125 fans at end - finished at 10:35 PM.

    21 – Banner Island Ballpark, Stockton – 6/4/2009 and 6/5/2009 – California League - High Desert Mavericks 7 Stockton Ports 6 in 7:34; suspended after 5:01 and 14 innings – 1890 fans on 6/4; 3018 fans on 6/5 – suspended at 12:06 AM in the early morning of 6/5; finished at 8:38 PM on 6/5.

    22 – Beiden Field, Fresno - 3/26/2011 – National Collegiate Athletic Association – Fresno State University Bulldogs 3 University of San Diego Toreros 2 in 7:12; second game postponed – 1742 fans - finished at 11:17 PM.

    22 – Cook Sypher Field, Santa Rosa - 4/21/2012 – National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association – Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs 5 San Joaquin Delta Junior College Mustangs 4 in 6:09 – 70 fans; 55 fans at end - finished at 7:09 PM.
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