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May
24
2011
HOLY CRAP the Clearwater Threshers game lasted 23 innings
Posted by meech.one at 10:23 am ET 8 Comments

While most of you were either sleeping or coming down from your Chase Utley high, the Clearwater Threshers and Jupiter Hammerheads were just finishing up a nice 23-inning, 5 hour and 27 minute MARATHON of a game. Unfortunately, the Threshers lost 2-1 on a walkoff single in the bottom of the 23rd, but I imagine both teams would admit they were just happy it eventually ended. It marked the longest game in the history of the Threshers, but fell 6 innings short of the all-time Florida State League record 29-inning game between Miami and St. Petersburg on June 14, 1966.

Here are some interesting tidbits from the game, collected from Threshers.com and MiLB.com:

  • There were a combined 173 plate appearances between the two teams
  • In his first 4 AB’s, Jiwan James had a triple, double, walk, and a single, then went hitless for the rest of the game
  • Hammerheads shortstop Jeff Dominguez, who went 0-for-9 with a strikeout and saw his batting average drop 15 points in one game
  • Both catchers, Miguel Fermin and Sabastian Valle, caught ALL 23 INNINGS
  • There were only two errors committed the entire game, both by Jupiter
  • No one on either team collected more than 3 hits
  • Joe Savery, who was converted from a pitcher to an OF/DH, converted back to pitcher out of desperation and threw two scoreless innings
  • Threshers first baseman Darin Ruf — who never pitched before — gave up one hit and one walk while striking out one in two shutout innings
  • The Hammerheads didn’t need any position player to pitch, but had second baseman Dallas Poulk warming up in case it went to a 24th inning
  • No matter what, the game would not have lasted past the 24th inning due to a curfew
  • Jiwan James doesn’t find Jonathan Singleton amusing:

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8 Responses to “HOLY CRAP the Clearwater Threshers game lasted 23 innings”

  1. CannedHeat says:

    I find that tweet highly amusing.

    Also, Juniper?

  2. meech.one says:

    lolz @ Juniper. I dunno.

  3. Jeffrey says:

    Jiwan James’s Twitter account was awesome last night. Go read it.

  4. Sbuck says:

    Thats getting your moneys worth

  5. When you say that the 29 inning game was the longest ever, are you referring to the franchise’s history? The longest game ever in pro baseball history was a 33 inning game between Pawtucket and Rochester (AAA) in 1981. Fun fact: both Cal Ripken and Wade Boggs played in that game.

  6. meech.one says:

    My bad, Johnny Goodtimes, I meant *Florida State League* record. Fixed it.

  7. Tim says:

    I once went to a Reading Phillies game that lasted 19 innings. It even featured a rain delay. My buddies and I were in the ball park for over 7 hours. 5:27 seems actually really quick for a 23-inning game. I guess the latter innings featured a lot of 3-up, 3-down innings.

  8. PhillyCuban says:

    The Threshers probably wouldve won and ended the game earlier if Singleton played more than the first 9 innings

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