One of the most beautiful aspects about the game of baseball is the lack of a game clock. Conversely, one of the most laborious aspects of baseball is its lack of a time limit. It could take a shade under two hours, or it could take all damn day and night to record the final out.
Over the years, the Blue Jays have played their fair share of marathon games which extended long into the evening, and sometimes, the early morning. Last night’s 15 inning contest against the Orioles was the latest display of prolonged extra-inning baseball.
Believe it or not, it wasn’t even the longest game the Blue Jays have played. It’s not even within the top five longest Blue Jays games ever. Here’s where that game ranks among the top 10 longest in franchise history.
10.) May 17, 1988: 5 hours, 20 minutes
Just as the Blue Jays were on the cusp of becoming perennial contenders in the late 80s and early 90s, their 1988 season featured this doozy: a laborious 14-inning contest against the Texas Rangers. 11 pitchers were used in this game and it even featured an appearance by an old friend, Mitch Williams. This game featured two blown saves by …
Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation