View Full Version : NY Times looks back at 'The Longest Game'

03-28-2011, 05:32 PM

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.....

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