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Lip Man 1
08-05-2007, 12:22 PM
August 6, 1959 - The third and final marathon game of the 1959 season. The Sox battled the Orioles in Baltimore and played for 18 innings before curfew stopped the night game tied at one all. The game lasted only four hours. The most significant item to come out of it...the incredible performance by the Sox starter, Billy Pierce. Pierce pitches sixteen innings! Let me repeat that...sixteen innings allowing one run on eleven hits.

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08-05-2007, 04:59 PM
Remember it well, transister radio under my pillow, listening to Bob Elson and Don Wells with friendly Bob Adams standing by all through the game at General Finance. Now that is what you call a quality start.