MLB Game Length Records | Baseball Almanac (2024)

Major League Baseball Game Specific Length Records | Baseball Almanac

The longest baseball game, the shortest baseball game, the most innings ever played in a single game, and other similar game length records are one of the most asked for items on the Internet.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present an official baseball game length record book. The longest games in terms of innings played and time played are presented as well as many variations.

Major League Baseball Game Length Records

Time Based Records

RecordLgTeamsTimeDate
Longest Doubleheader
18 Innings
ALNew York 12 at Boston 48h 40m08-18-2006
New York 14 at Boston 1108-18-2006
NLBrooklyn 2 at New York 86h 46m08-07-1952
Brooklyn 7 at New York 508-07-1952
Longest Doubleheader
With Extra Innings
(by Game Length Time)
ALKansas City 6 at Detroit 7
(Game Length 3:25)
9h 05m06-17-1967
9 Innings
Kansas City 6 at Detroit 5
(Game Length 5:40)
06-17-1967
19 Innings
NLSan Francisco 5 at New York 3
(Game Length 2:29)
9h 52m05-31-1964
9 Innings
San Francisco 8 at New York 6
(Game Length 7:23)
05-31-1964
23 Innings
Longest Doubleheader
With Extra Innings
(by Total Elapsed Time)
(Includes Length of Delay)
ALKansas City 6 at Detroit 7
(Game Length 3:25, 0:15 Rain Delay in 7th)
9h 56m06-17-1967
9 Innings
Kansas City 6 at Detroit 5
(Intermission 0:36, Game Length 5:40)
06-17-1967
19 Innings
NLSan Diego 5 at Philadelphia 2
(Rain Delay Start 1:10, Game Length 2:34,
Rain Delay in 4th 1:56, Rain Delay in 6th 2:48)
12h 05m07-02-1993
9 Innings
San Diego 5 at Philadelphia 6
(Intermission 0:25, Game Length 3:12)
07-02-1993
10 Innings
Longest Game
Extra Innings
ALChicago 7 vs. Milwaukee 68h 06m05-08-1984
25 Innings
NLSan Francisco 8 vs. New York 67h 23m05-31-1964
23 Innings
Longest Game
9 Innings
ALNew York 14 at Boston 114h 45m08-18-2006
NLArizona 10 at Colorado 94h 30m06-24-2016
Philadelphia 17 at Pittsburg 54h 30m07-06-2018
Longest Game
9 Innings At Night
ALNew York 14 at Boston 114h 45m08-18-2006
NLArizona 10 at Colorado 94h 30m06-24-2016
Philadelphia 17 at Pittsburg 54h 30m07-06-2018
Shortest Doubleheader
18 Innings
ALNew York at St. Louis (Gm 1, 1:12)2h 07m09-26-1926
New York at St. Louis (Gm 2, 0:55)09-26-1926
NLChicago at Brooklyn (Gm 1, uk)2h 20m08-14-1919
Chicago at Brooklyn (Gm 2, uk)08-14-1919
Shortest Game
9 Innings
ALSt. Louis 6 vs. New York 255m09-26-1926
Game 2
NLNew York 6 vs. Philadelphia 151m09-28-1919
Game 1
Shortest Game
Nine Innings At Night
ALChicago 1 vs. Washington 01h 29m05-21-1943
NLBoston 2 at Cincinnati 01h 15m08-10-1944
RecordLgTeamsInningsDate

Major League Baseball Game Length Records

Inning Based Records

RecordLgTeamsInningsDate

Longest Game
By Innings (20+ Innings)

[Bold=Record Holders]

NLBrooklyn 1 at Boston 12605-01-1920
NLSt. Louis 4 at New York 32509-11-1974
ALChicago 7 vs. Milwaukee 62505-08-1984
ALPhiladelphia 4 at Boston 12409-01-1906
ALDetroit 1 at Philadelphia 12407-21-1945
NLHouston 1 vs. New York 02404-15-1968
NLBoston 2 vs. Brooklyn 22306-27-1939
NLSan Francisco 8 at New York 62305-31-1964
NLBrooklyn 6 vs. Pittsburgh 52208-22-1917
NLChicago 4 at Boston 32205-17-1927
ALNew York 9 at Detroit 72206-24-1962
ALWashington 6 vs Chicago 52206-12-1967
ALMilwaukee 4 at Minnesota 32205-12-1972
NLHouston 5 vs Los Angeles 42206-03-1989
NLLos Angeles 1 at Montreal 02208-23-1989
ALMinnesota 5 vs. Cleveland 42208-31-1993
NLColorado 2 at San Diego 12204-17-2008
NLNew York 3 at Pittsburgh 12107-17-1914
NLChicago 2 vs. Philadelphia 12107-17-1918
NLPittsburgh 2 at Boston 02108-01-1918
NLSan Francisco 1 at Cincinnati 02109-01-1967
ALOakland 5 at Washington 32106-04-1971
NLSan Diego 1 vs Houston 22109-24-1971
ALChicago 6 vs. Cleveland 32105-26-1973
NLSan Diego 11 at Montreal 82105-21-1977
NLLos Angeles 2 at Chicago 12108-17-1982
NLCincinnati 7 vs. Chicago 72006-30-1892
ALPhiladelphia 4 at Boston 22007-04-1905
NLChicago 2 at Philadelphia 12008-24-1905
NLPhiladelphia 9 vs. Boston 92004-30-1919
NLChicago 7 vs St. Louis 82008-28-1930
NLBrooklyn 6 at Boston 22007-05-1940
ALWashington 9 at Minnesota 72008-09-1967
ALNew York 4 vs. Boston 32008-29-1967
ALBoston 5 at Seattle 32007-27-1969
ALOakland 1 vs California 02007-09-1971
ALWashington 8 at Cleveland 62009-14-1971
NLPhiladelphia 5 vs. Atlanta 42005-04-1973
NLPittsburgh 5 vs. Chicago 42007-06-1980
NLHouston 3 at San Diego 12008-15-1980
ALSeattle 8 at Boston 72009-03-1981
ALCalifornia 4 vs. Seattle 32004-13-1982
NLPhiladelphia 7 vs. Los Angeles 62007-07-1993
NLSt. Louis 7 at Florida 62004-27-2003
NLNew York 2 at St. Louis 12004-17-2010
NLNew York 1 vs Florida 22006-08-2013
Longest Game
Innings At Night
ALChicago 7 vs. Milwaukee 62505-08-1984
NLSt. Louis 4 at New York 32509-11-1974

Longest Game
Innings On Opening Day

[Bold = Record Holders]

(Every Opening Day game
over 14 innings is listed)

ALToronto 7 vs. Cleveland 41604-05-2012
Washington 1 vs. Philadelphia 01504-13-1926
Detroit 4 at Cleveland 21504-19-1960
New York 4 vs Boston 41404-14-1910
Cleveland 2 vs St. Louis 11404-16-1935
Chicago 9 vs. Detroit 71404-10-1959
Chicago 3 vs California 21404-12-1966
NLPhiladelphia 5 at Brooklyn 51404-17-1923
New York 1 at Brooklyn 11404-16-1933
Pittsburgh 4 at Milwaukee 31404-15-1958
Pittsburgh 6 at St. Louis 21404-08-1969
Cincinnati 2 vs. Los Angeles 11404-07-1975
Colorado 11 vs. New York 91404-26-1995
New York 1 vs. Philadelphia 01403-31-1998
Longest Shutout
By Innings
ALOakland 1 vs. California 02007-09-1971
NLHouston 1 vs. New York 02404-15-1968
Longest Tie
By Innings
ALDetroit 1 at Philadelphia 12407-21-1945
NLBoston 1 vs. Brooklyn 12605-01-1920
RecordLgTeamsInningsDate
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During the 1908 season (click here for their schedule), the Detroit Tigers played in the most consecutive extra-inning games, September 9th through the 13th, five games featuring fifty-four innings.

Did you know that the 1943 Boston Red Sox played in a Major League record thirty-one extra inning games during the same season?

On May 31,1964, (Game 1 | Game 2) San Francisco played in New York during a double header and the two teams set the Major League record for most innings played in one day with thirty-two.

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