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Episode 2434

Brooklyn Dodgers 1, Boston Braves 1 (26 innings)
Wed, 2024-Jan-03 01:15 UTC
Length - 2:34

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The featured article for Wednesday, 3 January 2024 is Brooklyn Dodgers 1, Boston Braves 1 (26 innings).

On Saturday, May 1, 1920, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves played to a 1–1 tie in 26 innings, the most ever played in a single game in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB). The game was played at Braves Field in Boston before a crowd estimated at 4,000. Leon Cadore of Brooklyn and Joe Oeschger of Boston each pitched 26 innings, and jointly hold the record for the longest pitching appearance in MLB history.

The day of the game saw rainy weather, and it was unclear if the game would be played, but the skies cleared enough to allow it to proceed. Brooklyn scored a run in the fifth inning, and Boston in the sixth; thereafter the pitchers became increasingly dominant. As the game lengthened past eighteen innings, the small crowd at Braves Field cheered both pitchers. The last twenty innings were scoreless, and with darkness starting to fall, the umpires called a halt after the twenty-sixth inning, as baseball fields did not yet have artificial lighting.

There have been claims that the lengthy pitching appearance ruined the arms of Oeschger and Cadore; this was not the case as both pitched several more years in the major leagues and Oeschger won twenty games in 1921. The performance meant that they remained better known than other former major leaguers of that era. Although 25-inning games were played in the major leagues in 1974 and 1984, each team involved used several pitchers, and the records for endurance posted by Oeschger and Cadore were not threatened. Their record of 26 innings pitched in a major league game has been repeatedly cited as one that will never be broken.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:15 UTC on Wednesday, 3 January 2024.

For the full current version of the article, see Brooklyn Dodgers 1, Boston Braves 1 (26 innings) on Wikipedia.

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