Today in Sports History: May 9th

5/09/1984 - White Sox beat Brewers in 25

The Chicago White Sox beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 after 25 innings of baseball. The game finished one inning shy of the record for most innings -- in 1920, the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Dodgers played 26 innings before the game was called a tie due to darkness. The Brewers/White Sox game did set the record for the longest game in terms of time: 8 hours and 6 minutes.

It actually began the night before at 7:30 PM and was halted at 1 AM with the score tied at 3-3 in the 17th inning. It picked up the next day and went another eight innings. Remarkably, both teams scored three runs in the 21st inning to extend the game. The marathon only came to an end in the 25th when Harold Baines knocked out a solo home run.

Getting the win in the 25th inning was Tom Seaver. He then started and won the White Sox' regularly scheduled game that day.

Further reading:

A man who sat through the longest regular season, postseason, and World Series games ever [The Sporting News]

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.