MLB fans longing for faster games would have detested these matchups.
Believe three-and-a-half hours is a lot of time watching guys throw balls and swing bats? That is a sprint compared to the longest spells in league history, all which lasted over six hours before announcing a winner.
Few followers will welcome that the 2017 World Baseball Classic’s procedure of launching frames in the 11th onward with runners on base. Nevertheless the subsequent list of longest matches –determined by time, not innings playedprovide sample studies of exactly what the championship expected to avoid when establishing the controversial rule.
Without a limitation to how many innings two sides can play before breaking a stalemate, these contests all at least doubled the standard nine-inning affair. Mercifully, after hours testing even a diehard baseball fan’s will, they finally stopped.
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