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Marathons In Asia
Hello. I am new to this Forum. I do research on all baseball games lasting 20 or more innings, six or more hours, and ending after 1 AM, in all countries, at all levels of play. If you know of any such games in Asia that are not on the following list, please contact me via e-mail at plowry1176 at aol d0t com. Thank you very much for your help.

Inn Stadium Date League Matchup Time Ended
25 Koshien Stadium, Osaka Aug. 19, 1933 High School Chukyo-shogyo 1 - 0 Akashi-chugaku 4:55 6:05 PM
28 Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo May 24, 1942 JPBF Taiyo 4 - 4 Nagoya 3:47 6:27 PM
21 Nishinomiya Stadium, Nishinomiya July 3, 1952 NPB All-Stars Central League 2 - 2 Pacific League 4:30
29 Nishi-Kyogoku Stadium, Kyoto May 2, 1959 Industrial League Nippon Shinyaku 2 - 1 Kurashiki Reiyon 6:14
22 Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo July 29, 1962 Industrial League Nippon Beer 1 - 0 Denden Kinki 5:27
20 Meiji Jingu Stadium, Tokyo June 24, 1970 University League Kansai 3 - 2 Hosei 4:54
22 Ojiyama Stadium, Otsu May 4, 1993 KGUL Kihara 3 - 2 Chikaoka 4:45
23 Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka Oct. 26, 2002 KUL Nihon Bunri 2 -1 Kyushu Kyoritsu
21 Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei Sep. 15, 1979 TUL Weiquan 1 - 0 Putaowang Furen 6:06 10:11 PM
20 Oaks Oval, Lismore, Australia Dec. 31, 1994 AAA19 Australia 9 - 8 Chinese Taipei 6:17 9:47 PM (2nd game postponed)

JPBF = Japanese Professional Baseball Federation
NPB = Nippon Professional Baseball
KGUL = Kansai Gakusei University League
KUL = Kyushu University League
TUL = Taiwan University League
AAA19 = AAA Asian Under 19 Series

Phil Lowry
4323 Woodhill Road
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345
USA

Comments
Re: Marathons In Asia
[ Author: Heian-794 | Posted: Nov 1, 2004 11:41 PM | HT Fan ]

Phil, if you read Japanese you might want to check out this page: [Link] which mentions all the games you list except for the longest and most impressive of all:

Sept. 20, 1983 at the Mito Prefectural Stadium, in the amateur "nan-shiki" Emperor's Cup

Light Kogyo. 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 010 000 000 001 - 2
Tanaka Byoin 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 010 000 000 000 - 1

The game began at 8:50 AM and ended at 5:15 in the evening, lasting 8 hours and 19 minutes, plus a 6-minute break. A total of 318 batters came to the plate, and 1,029 pitches were thrown. The winning pitcher threw a compete game with over 500 pitches, IIRC.

(A full box score is available in

Re: Marathons In Asia
[ Author: Guest: Phil Lowry | Posted: Jan 15, 2005 10:57 PM ]

As of January 15, 2005, my list of games in Asia that have lasted 20 innings or more is as follows. I am hopeful readers of this web site can assist me by adding other such games, especially games in Korea and Taiwan and games in the Japanese minor leagues. Thank you. Phil Lowry, 4323 Woodhill Road, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345, USA.

GUAM (1)
21 innings - Guam - 1944 or 1945 - United States Navy - Seabees vs. Rinkeydinks. UNKNOWN DATE, LOCATION

TAIWAN (1)
21 innings - Municipal Stadium, Taipei - 9/15/1979 - Taiwan University League - Weiquan (Chinese Cultural) University 1 Putaowang (Grape King Company) Furen University 0 in 6:06 - finished at 10:11 PM.

JAPAN (15)
25 innings - Koshien Kyujyo (Stadium), Osaka - 8/19/1933 - High School - Chukyo-shogyo 1 Akashi-chugaku 0 in 4:55 - ended at 6:05 PM.

20 innings - Japan - 7/13/1941 - Japanese Federation - Taiyo 1 Hanshin 0 in 2:43. UNKNOWN LOCATION

28 innings - Korakuen Kyujyo (Stadium), Tokyo - 5/24/1942 - Japanese Federation - Taiyo 4 Nagoya 4 in 3:47 - ended at 6:27 PM.

21 innings - Nishinomiya Kyujyo (Stadium), Nishinomiya - 7/3/1952 - Central League vs. Pacific League - Central League All-Stars 2 Pacific League All-Stars 2 in 4:30.

20 innings - Japan - 9/7/1952 - Central League - Shochiku 2 Taiyo 1 in 3:13. UNKNOWN LOCATION

22 innings - Japan - 6/25/1953 - Pacific League - Daiei 4 Kintetsu 4 in 4:33. UNKNOWN LOCATION

20 innings - Japan - 8/9/1953 - Pacific League - Kintetsu 5 Toei 4 in 4:46. UNKNOWN LOCATION

23 innings - Japan - 10/10/1954 - Pacific League - Kintetsu 1 Toei 0 in 4:30. UNKNOWN LOCATION

25 innings - Shikoku Kyujyo (Stadium), Shikoku - 4/28/1958 - High School - Takamatsu-shogyo 2 Tokushima-shogyo 0 in 5:47.

29 innings - Nishi-Kyogoku Kyujyo (Stadium), Kyoto - 5/2/1959 - Kyoto Industrial League - Nippon Shinyaku (Pharmaceuticals) Company 2 Kurashiki Reiyon (Rayon) Company (later Kuraray Company) 1 in 6:14.

22 innings - Korakuen Kyujyo (Stadium), Tokyo - 7/29/1962 - Tokyo Industrial League - Nippon Beer Company 1 Denden Kinki Company 0 in 5:27.

20 innings - Meiji Jingu Kyujyo (Stadium), Tokyo - 6/24/1970 - University - Kansai University 3 Hosei University 2 in 4:54.

45 innings - Ibaraki-Mito Kenai (Prefectural) Kyujyo (Stadium), Mito - 9/20/1983 - Amateur Industrial Emperor's Cup Nan-shiki Tournament - Tokyo Raito (Light) Kogyo (Manufacturing Company) 2 Miyazaki Tanaka Byouin (Hospital) 1 in 8:19, umpire snack break delay 0:06 top 26th, players refused 0:30 break top 26th - 100 fans at end - finished at 5:15 PM.

22 innings - Ojiyama Kyujyo (Stadium), Otsu 0 5/4/1993 - University - Kihara University 3 Chikaoka University 2 in 4:45.

23 innings - Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka - 10/26/2002 - University - Nihon Bunri University 2 Kyushu Kyoritsu University 1 in 6:00.

AUSTRALIA (3)
22 innings - Parry Field, Belmont, State of Western Australia - 3/17/1989 - Western Australia Grand Final Series - Melville Braves 6 Morley Eagles 2 in 5:23 - 1500 fans - finished at 12:50 AM in the early morning of 3/18.

20 innings - Oaks Oval, Lismore, State of New South Wales - 12/31/1994 - AAA Asian Under 19 Series - Australia 9 Chinese Taipei 8 in 6:17, 2nd game postponed - 300 fans, 300 fans at end - finished at 9:47 PM.

22 innings - Blacktown Olympic Park, Sydney, State of New South Wales - 4/19/2003 - New South Wales Under 23 Tournament - Queensland 4 New South Wales/Victoria/Capital Territory Combined Academy 3 in 5:33 - 120 fans, 200 fans at end - finished at 8:33 PM.
Re: Marathons In Asia
[ Author: Guest: Phil Lowry | Posted: Feb 7, 2005 1:33 PM ]

Does anyone know of any such games (20 or more innings, six or more hours including rain delays) to add to the list from the minor leagues (Eastern League, Western League), Japanese National League of 1947, Japanese colleges, high schools, or industrial teams, or the locations of the 1941, 1952, 1953, and 1954 games in Japan? Thank you very much for your help. Good luck to all baseball researchers in Japan and Asia.

Phil Lowry
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