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Fenway
03-28-2011, 05:32 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/sports/baseball/28morgan.html

A game between Pawtucket and Rochester still is the longest game in professional baseball history. The umpires refused to call a curfew and it went on and on and on....

A couple of Hall of Famers were in that AAA game


The PawSox website has a nice page devoted to it.....
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/team1/page.jsp?ymd=20080904&content_id=454286&vkey=team1_t533&fext=.jsp&sid=t533

When they FINALLY got around to finishing it - MLB was on strike - so WSBK Boston ( with the Hawk ) televised it as did WTBS Atlanta.

"I remember striking out Cal Ripken on a 3-and-2 breaking ball at 4 o'clock in the morning, and I don't think he ever forgave me."
--Pawtucket's Bruce Hurst, who pitched the 27th-32nd innings