Thursday, May 9, 2013
In 1984, baseball game turned into marathon
By Lizzie Haldane
Harold Baines hit a solo home run in the 25th inning to give the White Sox the 7-6 win.
Today marks the 29th anniversary of the longest game in Major League Baseball history, when the Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers concluded 25 innings in 8 hours and 6 minutes. The game started at 7:30 p.m. on May 8, 1984, and at 1 a.m. on May 9, the umps paused play and picked up in the 18th inning the next day. It ended with a 7-6 victory for Chicago. Even though it's the longest game in time, it was not the longest in innings -- that accolade goes to the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox back in 1920. After 26 innings, the score remained 1-1 and it was called a tie.