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July 31, 2006
Played Last Thursday by the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Oneonta Tigers, a 26-inning game that is the longest in the history of the New York--Penn League and one of the longest ever in pro baseball. (The longest game was a 33-inning Triple A game in 1981; the longest major league game was a 26-inning tie between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves in 1920.) The Tigers won 6--1 by scoring five runs in the 26th off Cyclones outfielder Mark Wright (above), who joked in the 20th inning that he was available to pitch and was taken up on his offer five innings later. The game, at KeySpan Park in Coney Island, began at 12:03 in front of more than 9,000 fans and ended at 6:43. "There were maybe 50 [fans] at the end," says Wright, who last pitched in high school. "I don't blame them. I probably wouldn't have stuck around if I didn't have to."
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July 31, 2006

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Blown Up
By a high-pressure water cannon, a box of memorabilia that an autograph collector sent to the home of Byron Nelson. The wife of the 94-year-old golf legend thought the package looked suspicious, so she called the police. (She didn't recognize the name, the postage hadn't been canceled, and the handwriting looked peculiar.) Fire officials removed the package and later destroyed it, only to find it contained banners from the Masters. "We just have to err on the side of caution," said Roanoke ( Texas) Fire Department Chief Mike Duncan.

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