Longest Baseball Game in History
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing, competitive teams of nine players who take turn in batting and base running. Players on the batting team takes turn on hitting against the pitcher of the fielding team, which tries to prevent runs by getting hitters out in any several ways.
A player on the batting team can stop at any of the bases and the later advance on a teammate’s hit or other means. The teams switch play modes from batting and fielding when the team in the fielding mode goes on three outs. Both teams will be given one turn at the bath each and it always begins with the visiting team. And as the rules state, the team which gains most points and make most runs at the end of the game wins.
The Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings are the two opposing teams from the Triple-A International League. It has been recorded to have played the longest game in professional baseball in the history. It lasted for eight hours and 25 minutes of playing time. It began on Saturday, April 18, 1981 at 8:25 p.m., after a delay of about 30 minutes due to problems with stadium lights, with 1, 740 in the audience. It went all through the night until the Eastern morning.
Although most leagues have a curfew rule that would have suspended the game, the rule book that the home plate umpire Dennis Cregg had did not contain one. After Pawtucket’s Russ Laribee’s sacrifice fly drove in Chico Walker in the bottom of the ninth inning ad tied at one run each, the teams then continued playing. Several times has one side neared victory before circumstances suddenly changed. There was that moment when Wade Boggs ran for the tying score in the bottom of the 21st inning after a Rochester run. It caused the Pawtucket players to then groan.
The weather was so cold that the players burned broke bats and the stadium’s wooden benches to warm themselves, and the clubhouses ran out of food. The longest and probably the most famous baseball game In history has opened many future for players to be in big league. Actually, of the forty-one players who played in that particular play, 25 got a chance to play in the major leagues, and among them were two Hall of Famers namely; Cal Ripken Jr. and Wade Boggs. Also, the fourteen pitchers went through 160 baseballs and threw over 800 pitches. They held really played hard and went on playing the sport they love most, baseball.
Baseball is a game of accuracy, speed and teamwork, pretty much like any other sporting play. The only difference is that it is played with a bat and then a ball by two opposing team. The game is about each team playing alternately in the field and at bat that is baseball.