Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 6/24/13
The Guru Contributing Writer Red Sox Recall is a new weekly feature focusing on the vast array of colorful characters that have played for and against the Red Sox, poignant moments in Sox lore and other, perhaps forgotten, memories that make up the rich history of the Olde Town Team. This week marks the 32nd anniversary of the longest game in professional baseball history. The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Orioles Triple-A club, the Rochester Red Wings, took to the field at McCoy Stadium on April 18, 1981 a half hour late because of lighting problems at the park. Little did they know, history was about to be made. The game was not competed until June 23, taking a total of eight hours 25 minutes and 33 innings of play. Pawtucket won the game, 3–2. The “Longest Game Ever” was tied 1-1 after nine innings. A misunderstanding about the International League's 12:50 am curfew rule allowed the game to continue through the night and into early Easter morning before being suspended. Of ...
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