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[edit] Team History

On May 30, 1909, the Bloomington Bloomers lost a game to the Decatur Commodores, 2-1, in 26 innings. It was the longest professional baseball game ever played at the time, a record that would stand until 1960.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1903 72-47 1st William Connors none League Champs
1904 60-61 4th William Connors none
1905 60-65 6th William Connors none
1906 51-74 7th William Connors none
1907 51-79 7th Fred Donovan none
1908 64-73 6th William Connors none
1909 70-67 4th W.R. McNamara / James Novacek none
1910 60-76 5th Joseph Keenan none
1912 58-78 7th Harry Bay / James Cuthbert none
1913 64-71 7th Harry Syfert none
1914 56-77 7th Harry Syfert / Pete Lister none
1915 48-76 7th Pete Lister
1916 76-56 3rd Howard Daringer none
1917 25-37 7th Howard Daringer none
1919 80-41 1st Joe Dunn none League Champs
1920 82-57 1st Joe Dunn none League Champs
1921 65-69 6th Joe Dunn none
1922 63-57 6th Earl Sykes none
1923 72-64 4th Bill Jackson none
1924 71-64 3rd Pat Harkins none
1925 56-74 6th Pat Harkins none
1926 43-88 8th R.H. Goodbread none
1927 55-83 7th Clarence Brooks / William Campbell none
1928 61-69 6th William Campbell none
1929 70-70 5th Pat Harkins none
1935 75-44 1st Burleigh Grimes League Champs
1938 56-65 7th Bob O'Farrell
1939 49-73 6th Mervin Connolly

[edit] Further Reading

  • William Dowell: "The Marathon Game: Endless Baseball, its Prelude, and its Aftermath in the 1909 Three-I League", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 40, Number 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 94-102.

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