Extra innings is the procedure by which a tie is broken in the sport of baseball. To tie or draw is to finish a Competition with identical or inconclusive results Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each
Ordinarily, a baseball game consists of nine innings, each of which is divided into halves: the visiting team bats first, after which the home team takes its turn at bat. An inning, or innings, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of Sports &ndash most notably Cricket and Baseball during However, if the score remains tied at the end of nine complete innings, the rules provide that "play shall continue until (1) the visiting team has scored more total runs than the home team at the end of a completed inning; or (2) the home team scores the winning run in an uncompleted inning. " Because they bat in the second (or "bottom") half of an inning, a home team which scores to take a lead either in the ninth inning or at any point in extra innings immediately ends the inning and the game with a win for that team. Usually, the home team wins by only 1 run in this situation; but if the hit is a home run which leaves the playing field, all runners and the batter are entitled to score, with their runs counting in the final score even if it puts the home team ahead by more than 1 run. (Here, a grand slam with the score tied would put the home team ahead by 4 runs. )
The rules of the game, including the batting order, availability of substitute players and pitchers, etc. , remain intact in extra innings. Managers must display caution to avoid using all their substitute players, in case the game reaches extensive extra innings. In Baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally the field manager) this individual controls matters
The record for the most innings ever played in a single professional game is 33, occurring in a minor-league game in 1981. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 (see longest professional baseball game. Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings, two teams from the triple-A International League, played the longest game in professional baseball history in ) The longest game by innings in Major League Baseball was a 1-1 tie in the National League between the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Dodgers in 26 innings, at Braves Field in Boston on May 1, 1920. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Braves Field was a Baseball park that formerly stood on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston Massachusetts. Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Champions World Series: Cleveland Indians over Brooklyn Robins (5-2 Awards and honors It had become too dark to see the ball (fields did not have lights yet and the sun was setting), and the game was considered a draw.
The longest American League game, and tied for the longest major league game by innings which ended with one team winning, was a 7-6 victory by the Chicago White Sox over the Milwaukee Brewers in 25 innings, at Comiskey Park in Chicago in 1984. The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in The Chicago White Sox are a professional Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which plays in the Central Division of the National League Comiskey Park (35th Street & Shields Avenue Chicago, Illinois) was the ballpark in which the Chicago White Sox played from 1910 to 1990 Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers over San Diego Padres (4-1 Alan Trammell, MVP The game was begun at 7:30 p. m. on the evening of May 8, and after scoring early runs both teams scored twice in the 8th inning; but the game was suspended after 17 innings with the score tied 3-3 due to a league rule prohibiting an inning from beginning after 12:59 a. Events 589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo 1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen m. The game was continued the following evening, May 9, and both teams scored three times in the 21st inning to make the score 6-6; finally, in the bottom of the 25th, the White Sox' Harold Baines hit a home run to end the contest. Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Harold Douglas Baines (born March 15 1959 in Easton Maryland) is a former Right fielder and Designated hitter in Major League Tom Seaver was the winning pitcher in relief. George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball Pitcher who broke into the major leagues in and A win is a Statistic in Major League Baseball credited to the Pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when his team last took the lead A relief pitcher or reliever is a Baseball or Softball Pitcher who enters the game after the Starting pitcher is removed due to injury (A regularly scheduled game followed, meaning both nights saw 17 innings played; Seaver also started, and won, the second game. ) The official time of the entire 25-inning game was 8 hours 6 minutes, also a major league record. 
On September 11, 1974, the St. Louis Cardinals won a marathon night game against the New York Mets, after seven hours four minutes, and 25 innings, also tied for the longest game to a decision in major league history. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Champions Major League Baseball 1974 World Series: Oakland Athletics over Los Angeles Dodgers (4-1 Rollie Fingers The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. Two Mets errors led to the Cardinals' winning run, starting with an errant pickoff throw that allowed Bake McBride to scamper all the way around from first. Arnold Ray "Bake" McBride, also nicknamed "Shake n' Bake" is a former Major League Baseball outfielder known primarily as a member of the highly successful St. Louis won, 4–3. The Mets went to the plate 103 times, a record in a major league game; the Cards were not far behind with 99 plate appearances. All told, a record 175 official at-bats were recorded, with a major-league record 45 runners stranded. Only a thousand fans were left on hand at Shea Stadium when the game ended at 3:13 a. William A Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium or just Shea (ʃeɪ̪ is a Stadium located in the New York City borough m. ET. This was the longest game played to a decision without a suspension. 
The longest major league postseason game was an 18-inning contest played between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros on October 9, 2005. A playoff or final in Sports is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion or a similar accolade The Houston Astros are a Professional baseball team based in Houston Texas. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series In the fourth game of a National League Division Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston, the Braves (who were trailing the series 2 games to 1 and facing elimination) took a 6-1 lead into the 8th inning. In Major League Baseball, the National League Division Series ( NLDS) determine which two teams from the National League will advance to the National Minute Maid Park (formerly The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field) is a ballpark in Houston, Texas A grand slam by Lance Berkman in the bottom of the 8th brought the score to 6-5, and in the last of the 9th Brad Ausmus homered to tie the game and send it to extra innings. In the Sport of Baseball, a grand slam (or just slam for short is a Home run hit with all the bases occupied by baserunners, thereby William Lance "The Big Puma" Berkman (born February 10, 1976 in) is a Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros. Bradley David Ausmus (born April 14 1969) is an American Catcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Houston Astros The score remained deadlocked at 6-6 until the 18th, when the Astros' Chris Burke (who entered the game in the 9th inning as a pinch runner) homered to left field to win the game and send Houston to the National League Championship Series against the St. Chris Burke may refer to Chris Burke (actor (born 1965 an American actor Chris Burke (baseball (born 1980 a Major League Baseball Louis Cardinals. Roger Clemens, who was brought in to pinch-hit in the 15th and pitched the last three innings in relief, was credited as the winning pitcher in the 5 hour, 50 minute contest. William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American Right-handed Pitcher in Major For other uses see Pinch hitter (cricket. In Baseball, a pinch hitter is a substitute batter.
Exactly two weeks later, on October 23, 2005, the same Houston Astros team lost to the Chicago White Sox in the longest World Series game by time, Game 3 of the 2005 Series: it ran 5 hours and 41 minutes. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. The 2005 World Series, the 101st Major League Baseball championship series saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League It was also the longest World Series game by innings (14), tied with Game 2 of the 1916 Series, played between the Boston Red Sox and the Brooklyn Robins on October 9, 1916. In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins (a The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The 1991 World Series was the longest World Series ever in terms of total number of innings, running out to seven games, three of which were extra-innings contests (the longest of which ran out to 12 innings), a total of 69 innings before the trophy was finally claimed by the Minnesota Twins. The 1991 World Series was played between the Minnesota Twins (95-67 of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68 of the National League The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The longest major league All-Star Game was played on July 11, 1967 at Anaheim Stadium. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the "Midsummer Classic" is an annual Baseball game between players from the National League Events 911 - Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals over Boston Red Sox (4-3 Bob Gibson, MVP Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a modern-style ballpark located The National League won the contest 2-1 in 15 innings.
The concept of extra innings does not exist in cricket: a match that ends with both sides all out with an identical number of runs is a tie. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries Due to the high-scoring nature of the game, tied matches are very uncommon, having occurred only twice in the history of Test cricket and rarely in other levels of the game. Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations Much more common is a draw, which occurs if no result is obtained before the scheduled end of the match. The result in a game of Cricket may be a win for one of the two teams playing a draw or a tie.
In the Japanese baseball leagues (Nippon Professional Baseball), games go no longer than 12 innings. Nippon Professional Baseball or NPB is the highest level of Baseball in Japan. Games that are still tied after 12 innings are officially declared ties and are reflected in the team's record.
On April 17, 2008, the Colorado Rockies defeated the San Diego Padres in 22 innings. Events 69 - After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor. Calendar Major League Baseball See also 2008 Major League Baseball season Postseason October 1 – ALDS and The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego California since their founding in 1969 It was the longest game in the Major Leagues since 1993, and the longest game (by innings) in the history of either franchise.