01 May 2011

a 26-inning may day marathon!

91 years ago today, the boston braves and brooklyn robins played a 26-inning game, ending in a tie.  the event was memorialized in this 1961 topps card
featuring pitchers joe oeschger of the braves and leon cadore of the robins.  both pitched all 26 innings, and both had 7 strikeouts, but it should be noted that cadore effectively 'scattered' 15 hits on the day while oeschger gave up only 9 base knocks.  the run oeschger surrendered came in the 5th inning, and cadore gave it back in the 6th.  that was it, and the longest game in major league history was called after 26 frames and just short of 200 at-bats.  wowza.

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