Craziest game ever

Baseball Tonight Extra

Originally Published: May 18, 2004
By Mark Simon | ESPN Research

Out of the Box There have been some strange games played this season, but none could top the one played 25 years ago, Monday. The wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field and a small gathering of 14,952 got to see an amazing contest. The Craziest Game Ever, May 17, 1979: Phillies 23, Cubs 22:

Teams combined for 45 runs, 50 hits, 11 homers.

Score was Phillies 7, Cubs 6 -- after the first inning.

The Cubs rallied from an 11-run deficit to tie, but lost on Mike Schmidt's homer in the ...

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