Time keeps on ticking

From our unofficial ATM timekeeper, Phil  Lowry:

The 2007 season ended with the following minor league  totals:

Games lasting five or more hours: total of 184 – longest 8:25 -  McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI – 4/18 and 6/23/1981 – International League -  Pawtucket Paw Sox 3 Rochester Red Wings 2 in 33 innings, suspended after 8:07  and 32 innings – 1740 fans, 19 fans at suspension ? suspended 4:07 AM. Seven in  2007 – longest in Mexico 6:29 ? Estadio Torreon, Torreon, Mexico ? 7/22/2007 ?  Mexican League ? Potros de Tijuana 8 Vaqueros de Laguna 5 in 16 innings ? 4900  fans
- finished 1:29 AM; longest in USA 5:31 ? John O?Donnell Stadium, Davenport, Iowa ? 7/23/2007 ? Midwest League ? Lansing Lugnuts 11 Swing of the  Quad Cities 10 in 16 innings ? 5355 fans – finished 12:41 AM.

Games lasting 20 or more innings: total of 200 – longest 33 innings -  McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI (see above). Only one in 2007 – 20 innings ?  Legends Field, Tampa ? 4/17/2007 ? Florida State League ? Clearwater Threshers 4 Tampa Yankees 1 in 5:14 ? 706 fans ? ended 12:14 AM.

Games ending after 1 AM: total of 127 – latest suspension 4:07 AM -  McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI (see above); latest Mexican completion 3:53 AM ?  Estadio Monterrey, Monterrey – 6/22/2006 ? Mexican League ? Laguna Vaqueros
(Cowboys) 6 Monterrey Sultanes (Sultans) 4 in 5:21 and 16 innings, rain delay  2:16 at start – 15,635 fans; only 100 fans at end; latest playoff completion  3:50 AM ? Greer Stadium, Nashville ? 9/7/1990 ? American Association ? Omaha Royals 8 Nashville Sounds 7 in 6:25 and 20 innings, rain delay 1:46 bottom 11th  ?
14,482 fans, 300 fans at end; latest regular season US completion 3:27 AM ? Athletic Stadium, Burlington, NC ? 6/24/1988 ? Appalachian League ? Bluefield  Orioles 3 Burlington Indians 2 in 8:15 and 27 innings ? 2204 fans, 84 fans at  end. Only one in 2007 – 1:29 AM ? Estadio Torreon, Torreon, Mexico (see above). HELP ME OUT HERE; I am probably missing some!

Phil Lowry

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