Pawtucket Red Sox vs. Rochester Red Wings
April 18 - June 23, 1981 - 33 Innings
PROFESSIONAL RECORDS SET:
MOST PUTOUTS - one team - 99 (Pawtucket)
MOST PUTOUTS - both teams - 195 TIME - 8:25
MOST AT BATS - one team - 114 (Pawtucket)
MOST STRIKE OUTS - one team - 34 (Rochester Batters)
MOST AT BATS - both teams - 219
MOST STRIKE OUTS - both teams - 60
MOST ASSISTS - both teams - 88
MOST "CHANCES ACCEPTED" - one team - 142 (Rochester)
MOST "CHANCES ACCEPTED" - both teams - 283
MOST INNINGS - 33 PITCHES THROWN - Rochester 423, Pawtucket 459, Total 882
MOST AT BATS - Dave Koza, Lee Graham, Chico Walker - 14 (Pawtucket)
MOST PLATE APPEARANCES - Tom Eaton, Cal Ripken, Dallas Williams - 15 (Rochester)
|Official Box Score|
|Eaton, 2B||10||0||3||0||Graham, CF||14||0||1||0|
|Williams, CF||13||0||0||0||Barrett, 2B||12||1||2||0|
|Ripken, 3B||13||0||2||0||Walker, LF||14||1||2||0|
|Corey, DH||5||1||1||0||Laribee, DH||11||0||0||1|
|Chism, PH||1||0||0||0||Koza, 1B||14||1||5||1|
|Rayford, C||5||0||0||0||Boggs, 3B||12||0||4||1|
|Logan, 1B||12||0||4||0||Bowen, RF||12||0||2||0|
|Valle, 1B||1||0||0||0||Gedman, C||3||0||1||0|
|Bourjos, LF||4||0||2||1||Ongarato, PH||1||0||0||0|
|Hale, LF||7||0||1||0||LaFrancoic, C||8||0||2||0|
|Smith, LF||0||0||0||0||Valdez, SS||13||0||2||0|
|No out when run scored.|
E - Eaton, Logan, Bonner, Valdez. DP - Rochester 4, Pawtucket 3.
|LOB - Roch. 30, Pawt.23. 2B - Koza 2, Walker, Boggs, Huppert. SB - Eaton.|
|S - Williams 2, Logan, hart, Huppert 2. SF - Laribee.|
Pawtucket Wins in 33 Innings!
The Longest Game
Reprinted from The Longest Game by Steve Krasner
"When we walked off the field at 4 o'clock in the morning, it was like, 'You mean we're not done with the game yet?'"
--Pawtucket catcher Rich Gedman
"I wanted 40 innings so nobody could ever tie our beautiful record."
--Pawtucket manager Joe Morgan
"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
"I've been watching for the bunt for 23 innings now."
--Rochester third baseman Cal Ripken Jr., wearily replying to relief pitcher Jim Umbarger's instruction
"Nothing I ever do in life will probably compare to this."
--Pawtucket's Dave Koza, after his historic winning hit
"A lot of people were saying , 'Yeah, yeah, we tied it, we tied it!' And then they said, 'Oh, no, what did you do? We could have gone home!'"
--Pawtucket's Wade Boggs on his game-tying hit in the 21st inning
"It sank in the next day. Man, we just played 32 innings of baseball. We joked about it. We had smiles on our faces. I was thankful I was a baseball player and on the field that night. As time went by, I appreciated it more."
--Rochester's Dallas Williams
(Information courtesy of http://www.pawsox.com/team/longest_game/)
Two Hall of Famers were part of the historic game. Cal Ripken, Jr., elected in 2007, went 2-13 on the night playing third base for
A number of other future major leaguers played in the game:
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