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BETWEEN THE LINES
Tim Kurkjian
April 22, 1991
A Wild OneThere might not be an uglier game all year than the Mets-Phillies debacle on April 10. It was the longest 10-inning game in history (four hours and 51 minutes) and featured 18 hits, five errors and 11 pitchers giving up a total of 24 walks and throwing three wild pitches, including a heave by the Phils' Tommy Greene that hit the screen on the fly. "A knockdown pitch to Manute Bol," said Philadelphia pitcher Dave LaPoint. The Phillies won 8-7 despite the fact that of the six Philadelphia pitchers who worked, the only one who didn't walk anyone was Mitch (Wild Thing) Williams. His first eight pitches were strikes.
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April 22, 1991

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?The Twins' smallest spring training crowd (7,022) in Fort Myers, Fla., was larger than the Pirates' home crowd (6,624) on the second night of the season.

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