What Is The Longest Postseason Baseball Game?

The longest postseason baseball game is the third game of the 2018 National League Division Series. The game lasted for a total of 18 innings and lasted for a duration of 7 hours and 20 minutes.

The longest game by innings: 8

Boston and Brooklyn met in the third game of the 1884 World Series. The game, played at Brooklyn’s Washington Park, went into extra innings tied at three. It wasn’t until the bottom of the eighth that Brooklyn finally broke the tie with a run. Boston came back to tied it in the top of the ninth. The game continued on into the eleventh inning.

The longest game by time: 7 hours and 23 minutes

The longest game by time in postseason history occurred during game three of the 2005 NLDS between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves. The game, which was played on October 8th, lasted 7 hours and 23 minutes and ended with a score of 18-17 in favor of the Astros. The game was also the longest by innings, as it went to 18 innings.

The longest game by number of players: 26

The longest game in terms of time was played between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets on October 16, 2020. The game lasted 7 hours and 4 minutes, with the Mets winning 8-7 in the bottom of the 18th inning. The game featured a total of 26 players, including 13 pitchers.

The longest game by number of pitchers: 14

The longest game by number of pitchers was Game 3 of the 2008 ALDS between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The game, which lasted five hours and 48 minutes, featured 14 pitchers and was won by the Red Sox, 10-3.

The longest game by number of position players: 24

In terms of position player appearances, the longest game was Game 3 of the 2005 ALDS between the Yankees and Angels. It lasted four hours and 50 minutes and saw 24 different position players take the field.

The longest game by number of managers: 3

In the longest game by number of managers, the Chicago Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 6–5 in 20 innings on October 7, 1998, at Wrigley Field. Cubs manager Jim Riggleman and Padres managers Bruce Bochy and Davey Lopes all used their entire bullpen. There were a total of 25 pitchers and 14 position players used in the game, which lasted 6 hours and 5 minutes.

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