By Philip J. Lowry
Baseball is the one significant group activity that does not function a clock, and there is a typical announcing between lovers that so long as outs stay, the sport can, theoretically, cross on endlessly. each sometimes, it approximately does, as writer Phil Lowry demonstrates. The fabricated from greater than 4 a long time of analysis, this booklet catalogs baseball video games from all over the world and all through heritage that lasted 20 or extra innings, stretched 5 or extra hours, or ended after 1:00 am. Lowry additionally examines chance types to foretell how frequently video games of surprising size will take place.
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How many games in the “other” category have been played, including school games, amateur games, international games, and women’s games? I have estimated this number as ten times the number of minor league games, or 14,189,020. 29 Thus, my estimate of the total number of baseball games ever played through 2005, at all levels and at all locations world-wide, is 199,906 + 1,418,902 + 14,189,020 = 15,807,828. It should be noted many “other” category games are scheduled for only 6 or 7 innings, and some minor league games are scheduled for only 7 innings.
In the early morning of 7/7. M. in the early morning of 8/19. Parque (Park) Yldefonso Sola Morales, Caguas, Puerto Rico —11/23/1994 and 12/10/1994 — Puerto Rican Winter League — Mayaguez Indios (Indians) 4 Caguas Criollos (Natives) 3, suspended after 16 innings. 24 Innings (24) South End Grounds (I), Boston, Massachusetts — 5/11/1877 — International Association at Inter-Collegiate Association—Manchester Professionals 0 Harvard College Crimson 0 in 3:30. M. Wehrle Park, Newark, Ohio — 8/23/1907 — OhioPennsylvania League — Sharon Giants 3 Newark Newks 2.
This is a difﬁcult judgment because lights were introduced into major league parks gradually from 1935 to 1948, were infrequently used at ﬁrst, and were hardly ever used during World War II (1942–45). Night games were introduced in 1935 by the Reds; in 1938 by the Dodgers; in 1939 by the Athletics, Phillies, Indians, and White Sox; in 1940 by the Giants, Browns, Pirates, and Cardinals; in 1941 by the Senators; in 1946 by the Braves and Yankees; in 1947 by the Red Sox, and in 1948 by the Tigers.
Baseball's Longest Games: A Comprehensive Worldwide Record Book by Philip J. Lowry