1967: The Longest Game in Twins History

August 9. 1967

20 innings played in five hours and 40 minutes of game time. The Twins had a 7-0 lead over the Washington Senators after six innings of play. WIth two on and two out in the top of the seventh, Tim Cullen singled off of Dave Boswell to knock in two runs and break the ice for Washington. Four batters and two pitchers later, Frank Howard hit a three-run home run that tied the game and capped a seven-run inning for the visitors.

The next run in the game did not come until Ken McMullen homered to lead off the 20th inning. The Senators added another on a sacrifice fly and went on to win the marathon at Metropolitan Stadium 9-7.



3 Responses to 1967: The Longest Game in Twins History

  1. Scot,
    If you take a look at the box score you will see that the Senators’ catcher Paul Casanova caught the entire game as he went 4 for 9 at the plate. Two months earlier the Senators played the White Sox in a 22 inning game at the time it was the longest night game, Casanova caught the entire game. That night he went 1 for 9 at the plate. The one base hit that he got was the game winner.

  2. Scot says:

    Huh, probably wouldn’t see that in a box score from the last 10 years or so.

  3. Eric says:

    Scot, that one was a doozy but I think it was topped by the 23-inning marathon win over the Indians on August 31st 1993. They took 6 hours and 17 minutes to beat them 5-4.

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