Today in Sports History: May 9

By Michael Romanelli

On May 9th, 1984, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the longest game in MLB History. A 1920 game between the Boston Braves and the Brooklyn Robins went 26 innings, but it would take 3 hours and 50 minutes. That game would seem short compared to the 8 hours and 6 minutes it took for the White Sox to win. The game started on May 8th, but the umpires suspended the game at 1:05 AM on May 9th with a 3-3 score after 17 innings. The game resumed in the afternoon, and each team scored 3 runs in he 21st inning to keep the game going. Finally in the bottom of the 25th inning, right fielder Harold Baines hit a walk-off solo home run. The teams used a combined 14 pitchers to complete the game (Chicago 8, Milwaukee 6).

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