Comments on: Perfect in Extra-Inning Games http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13946 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13946/comment-page-1#comment-138462 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 04:32:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13946#comment-138462 Apparently, everyone plays a decent number of extra-inning games.

That is a very true statement. The fewest extra-inning games played by a team over a full season is three, by the 1936 St. Louis Browns. Every other team currently in the B-R PBP database (1911 NL, 1919-present all teams) played at least five extra-inning games every season. The average number of extra-inning games per team per season is 14.6, which (with ties) translates to about 9.3% of all games played.

The team that played the most extra-inning games in a season is the 1943 Red Sox, with 31 (15 wins, 14 losses, two ties).

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By: Thom-13 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13946/comment-page-1#comment-137989 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 01:49:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13946#comment-137989 I would have thought there would be several 1-0 or 2-0 teams on a list like this. Apparently, everyone plays a decent number of extra-inning games.

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13946/comment-page-1#comment-137960 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:53:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13946#comment-137960 The Dodgers and '48 Reds are the only sub-.500 teams.

But, the '95 Indians were the only team to parlay their skill/good fortune into a pennant.

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By: Gary W http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13946/comment-page-1#comment-137854 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:47:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13946#comment-137854 Now if the Dodgers would win some nine-inning games I will be a happy fan.

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13946/comment-page-1#comment-137845 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:33:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13946#comment-137845 @3/ W.K.Kortas - and if you need further evidence that games of yesteryear were played at a quicker pace, look at the time in #5 for Harvey Haddix's twelve-inning perfect game for the 1959 Pirates - 2:54, about the the average time for a _nine inning_ game today. Twelve of their 22 extra-inning games took less than three hours, including 2:14 and 2:24.

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By: Gonzo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13946/comment-page-1#comment-137841 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:22:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13946#comment-137841 @3 WK - I was going nuts last week when the Phils played in LA. Kemp and Ethier especially were guilty of stepping out of the box and fiddling around. It drove me bonkers. No way that all 3 games should have lasted 3.5 hours.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13946/comment-page-1#comment-137835 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:13:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13946#comment-137835 @4 That is interesting. It didn't occur to me that one their two losses was the Haddix game. Here are their extra-inning games from that season. (The numbering is off, but they're all there.

Rk Gm# ▴ Date Tm   Opp R RA Inn W-L Rank GB Win Loss Save Time Attendance Streak
2 18 Sunday, May 3 boxscore PIT STL W 4 3 10 8-9 6 3.0 Face Brosnan 2:48 0 ++
3 23 Thursday, May 7 boxscore PIT PHI W 5 4 10 10-12 6 3.5 Face Owens 2:24 10,358 +
4 29 Tuesday, May 12 boxscore PIT @ SFG W 6 5 12 13-15 6 4.0 Daniels Jones 3:51 8,084 +
5 41 Sunday, May 24 boxscore PIT CIN W 5 4 10 21-19 3 4.0 Blackburn Purkey 3:00 32,273 +++++
6 42 Tuesday, May 26 boxscore PIT @ MLN L 0 1 13 21-20 3 4.5 Burdette Haddix 2:54 19,194 -
7 56 Monday, Jun 8 boxscore PIT SFG W 12 9 11 29-26 3 4.5 Face McCormick 4:13 19,080 +
8 66 Thursday, Jun 18 boxscore PIT @ CHC W 4 2 13 35-30 3 2.0 Face Henry 3:04 7,562 +
9 74 Thursday, Jun 25 boxscore PIT @ SFG W 3 1 12 39-34 4 3.0 Face Fisher 2:55 11,487 +
10 80 Thursday, Jul 2 boxscore PIT MLN W 4 3 10 41-38 4 3.5 Law McMahon 2:22 28,282 +
11 84 Sunday, Jul 5 boxscore PIT CIN W 3 2 11 44-39 4 3.0 Kline Pena 2:14 22,622 +++
12 85 Thursday, Jul 9 boxscore PIT CHC W 4 3 10 45-39 4 3.0 Face Henry 2:41 22,080 ++++
13 86 Friday, Jul 10 boxscore PIT CHC W 7 6 11 46-39 4 3.0 Daniels Elston 3:15 25,360 +++++
14 88 Sunday, Jul 12 boxscore PIT STL W 6 5 10 47-40 4 3.5 Face McDaniel 2:57 0 +
15 89 Sunday, Jul 12 boxscore PIT STL L 6 8 10 47-41 4 3.5 McDaniel Porterfield 2:35 25,530 -
16 104 Thursday, Jul 30 boxscore PIT @ LAD W 5 4 12 50-53 5 7.0 Daniels Williams Gross 3:21 24,221 +
17 112 Saturday, Aug 8 boxscore PIT @ CHC W 4 3 14 53-58 6 10.0 Gross Donnelly 4:19 5,693 +
18 113 Sunday, Aug 9 boxscore PIT @ CHC W 5 3 10 54-58 4 10.0 Face Elston 2:38 19,138 ++
19 126 Sunday, Aug 23 boxscore PIT LAD W 4 3 10 64-61 4 8.0 Face Drysdale 3:08 25,173 +++
20 129 Wednesday, Aug 26 boxscore PIT SFG W 5 4 10 66-62 4 7.0 Kline Miller 3:11 20,244 +
21 133 Sunday, Aug 30 boxscore PIT PHI W 7 6 10 70-62 4 4.0 Face Farrell 2:42 20,015 +++++
22 149 Saturday, Sep 19 boxscore PIT CIN W 4 3 12 76-72 4 6.0 Face Lawrence 2:30 8,406 ++
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/17/2011.
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By: Morten Jonsson http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13946/comment-page-1#comment-137833 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:08:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13946#comment-137833 It's interesting to see the 1959 Pirates there, with an amazing 19 wins in extra innings. And Roy Face was right there in the middle of things--he pitched in 15 of those wins, and was the winning pitcher in 11 of them. Eleven! That was the year, of course, when he went 18-1 in relief. He also blew the save in 1 of the 2 losses, the bum. But he didn't pitch in the other loss, which happens to be one of the most famous games ever played--Harvey Haddix's twelve-inning perfect game, which he lost in the thirteenth.

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By: w.k.kortas http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13946/comment-page-1#comment-137824 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:40:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13946#comment-137824 I think it's interesting to note the difference in game times between the A's of '28 and this years Dodgers. I'm guessing guys didn't step out of the box to ask for time when Grove was on the mound.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13946/comment-page-1#comment-137813 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:05:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13946#comment-137813 Thanks Geoff! Your article is an interesting read, as usual.

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