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26 INNINGS TO A TIE
April 11, 1955
The pitching got better after the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Robins passed the tough 17th inning of the longest game in all baseball history
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April 11, 1955

26 Innings To A Tie

The pitching got better after the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Robins passed the tough 17th inning of the longest game in all baseball history

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The pitchers' duel added some remarkable new statistics to baseball history. Cadore had 13 assists, Oeschger 11. Boston's Holke made 43 put-outs, Brooklyn's Konetchy 30. And the whole incredible 26 innings had taken only three hours and 50 minutes.

The Robins entrained the following day (Sunday) for Brooklyn, where they lost to the Phillies that afternoon in 13 innings. Monday they were back at Boston playing 19 losing innings against the Braves. In three days, three games and 58 innings they lost twice and got a tie. (When the tie was replayed later in the season, Boston won it.) But in 1920 Brooklyn didn't have to wait until next year. Despite their trials they won the pennant. Boston finished seventh.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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