Anniversary of Astros Marathon Game
Two days after the Astros first walk-off win (and first win when trailing after six innings) this season and less than a week after the Longhorns took care of Boston College in the longest game in NCAA history, it’s time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 22-inning game between the Astros and Dodgers. The Astros victory on June 4, 1989 remains the longest game in National League history and the longest-ever night game.
The Dodgers’ John Shelby went 0 for 10 at the plate, Orel Hershiser pitched seven innings of relief, and the game ended with Dodger third baseman Jeff Hamilton pitching, Eddie Murray playing third base, and Fernando Valenzuela playing first base.
The AP story from June 5, 1989: http://www.nytimes.com/1989/06/05/sports/a-long-night-in-houston.html