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A Look Back at Professional Baseball's Longest Game



Rochester at Pawtucket - April 18, 1981



OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

When the Rochester vs. Pawtucket game on April 18, 1981 began a half hour late due to light trouble, no one knew professional baseball history was about to be made. At 4:09 am on April 19, Easter morning, play was suspended in the game that had begun 32 innings and over eight hours earlier. As could be imagined, the stories told by players, fans and team personnel about the game itself and their association with it are countless.

Following are a number of the interesting details surrounding the game:

Professional Records set in the game were:

Innings played - 33

Time - 8 hours 25 minutes

Putouts, One Team - 99

Putouts, Both Teams - 195

At Bats, One Team - Pawtucket 114

At Bats, Both Teams - 219

Strikeouts, One Team - Rochester Batters 34

Strikeouts, Both Teams - 60

Assists, Both Teams - 88

Most Times At Bat - Lee Graham, Dave Koza, Chico Walker; Pawtucket - 14 each

Most Plate Appearances - Tom Eaton, Dallas Williams, Cal Ripken; Rochester - 15 each.



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