Thursday, June 04, 2009
Anniversary Of A Marathon: 20 Years Ago Yesterday And Today, The Longest Game In NL History
The Saturday night marathon carried over into early Sunday, ending in the 22nd inning at the Astrodome with Fernando Valenzuela playing first base, Eddie Murray playing third base and third baseman Jeff Hamilton pitching for the Dodgers. .I heard yesterday that MLB rules now forbid an inning to start after 1:00 AM local, but haven't been able to find it in the CBA, or in the rules (so far).
Orel Hershiser, who'd lasted seven innings in a start only three days earlier, pitched seven innings in relief.