A baseball game lasts 9 innings. If the score is tied, teams will play extra innings to determine the winner. All things considered, on average, most of the MLB games finish in about three hours. In the 2020 season , the league introduced 7-inning doubleheaders, making those games about a half-hour shorter.... read more ›
The average length of a nine-inning MLB regular season game over the last 10 seasons is just north of three hours.... see details ›
While a complete game usually lasts nine innings, its length can differ under the following conditions: If the pitcher is playing for the visiting team, and it is trailing after taking its turn at bat in the ninth inning, the pitcher is credited with an eight-inning complete game loss.... continue reading ›
A game is considered a regulation game -- also known as an "official game" -- once the visiting team has made 15 outs (five innings) and the home team is leading, or once the home team has made 15 outs regardless of score.... see more ›
For youth baseball leagues, an average baseball game will last 7 innings and 2 hours. These numbers can also vary from one baseball league to another.... read more ›
According to the all-knowing Google, the 1910 matchup between the Atlanta Crackers and Mobile Sea Gulls is the first choice that pops up when you search fastest baseball game ever. It was 32 minutes long.... see more ›
Hits, walks, and hit by pitch have stayed quite steady. On average, strikeouts take 1.5 pitches more than other kinds of out, so this trade of strikeouts for outs on balls in play will also add time to the game. In fact, all of the factors point in the same direction of contributing to increasing game length.... see more ›
Until 1991, any such game in which a pitcher held the opposing team without hits was considered an official no-hitter; however under the current rule, a no-hitter must last for at least nine innings to count.... view details ›
Definition. A pitcher earns a complete game if he pitches the entire game for his team regardless of how long it lasts. If the game is shortened by rain or if it lasts into extra innings, it counts as a complete game if the pitcher was the only pitcher to record an appearance for his team.... view details ›
No major league player has ever thrown two perfect games, although Jean Faut of the AAGPBL accomplished the feat with perfect games in 1951 and 1953.... see more ›
In the MLB, a game will end early due to weather if one team is ahead after 5 innings (or 15 outs) have been completed by each team. Whoever has the most runs after those 15 outs will be declared the winner.... read more ›
The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings, two teams from the Triple-A International League, played the longest game in professional baseball history. It lasted 33 innings, with 8 hours and 25 minutes of playing time.... see details ›
Since most professional baseball games are nine innings long, the fifth inning is used as the threshold for an official game. If the visiting team is leading, or the game is tied, the end of the fifth inning marks this point.... see details ›
Per the MLB rulebook: “A game is considered a regulation game -- also known as an "official game" -- once the visiting team has made 15 outs (five innings) and the home team is leading, or once the home team has made 15 outs regardless of score. …... read more ›
There isn't a mercy rule in Major League Baseball. At such a high level of baseball, where there are so many players, it's expected that these players can get out of innings and not have innings that last forever. And part of the reason for a mercy rule is to avoid embarrassment and disappointment for the losing team.... see more ›
1. Walter Young, 320 lbs. The heaviest MLB player of all time, Walter Young was officially listed at 6 foot 5 inches and 320 pounds when he played for the Baltimore Orioles in 2005. He only played one season with the Orioles as a first baseman and designated hitter.... see more ›
Unassisted triple plays
The rarest type of triple play, and one of the rarest events of any kind in baseball, is for a single fielder to complete all three outs. There have only been 15 unassisted triple plays in MLB history, making this feat rarer than a perfect game.... continue reading ›
Dodgers, Braves played record 26 innings in 1920
Extra-inning games are nothing unusual in Major League Baseball, of course. But some games in MLB history have truly gone to the extreme.... read more ›
The average game length of major league baseball is three hours with nine innings.... view details ›
MLB lowered the time between innings to 2 minutes for local broadcasts and nationally televised games in 2019. MLB had instituted times of 2 minutes, 5 seconds for local broadcasts and 2 minutes, 25 seconds for nationally televised games in 2016, decreasing these times by 20 seconds from where they were previously.... read more ›
Between 2 hours and 2 hours and 45 minutes. The quicker games will last 2 hours, while some games where many runs are scored might push the 2 hour and 45 minute time frame. Overall, there is no clock in baseball, so the overall time will vary as both teams must record 3 outs every inning.... continue reading ›
On April 23, 1964, Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt . 45s became the first pitcher to throw a nine-inning no-hitter and lose. In fact, he is still the only individual to throw an official (nine-inning) no-hitter and lose.... read more ›
There have been two instances when a pitcher has had a perfect game through nine frames, but then lost it in extra innings. In 1959, Harvey Haddix of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitched twelve perfect innings before losing the no-hitter and the game to the Milwaukee Braves in the 13th.... view details ›
You've almost certainly never heard of it -- in fact, it very nearly never happened at all. And yet, not a single professional pitcher -- on any field, in any town -- has managed to match Fred Toney's start on May 10, 1909: 17 innings pitched, one walk, 19 strikeouts, no hits.... see details ›
4-2-2 The game ends when the team behind in score has completed its turn at bat in the seventh inning, or any inning thereafter if extra innings are necessary. If the home team scores a go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning, or in any extra inning, the game is terminated at that point.... see more ›
9 innings were agreed as the total amount of innings played per game in 1857. Before this, the rule was the first team to score a total of “21 aces” (runs) in the game would be the winner. Games were usually six innings long.... see details ›
Necciai is best remembered for the unique feat of striking out 27 batters in a nine-inning game, which he accomplished while playing with the Class-D Appalachian League team, the Bristol Twins, on May 13, 1952. He is the only pitcher ever to do so in a nine-inning, professional-league game.... continue reading ›
Ryan is the all-time leader in no-hitters with seven, three more than any other pitcher. He is tied with Bob Feller for the most one-hitters, with 12. Ryan also pitched 18 two-hitters. Despite this, he never pitched a perfect game, nor did he ever win a Cy Young Award.... see details ›
A fielding error that does not allow a batter to reach base, such as a misplayed foul ball, does not spoil a perfect game.... read more ›
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The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings, two teams from the Triple-A International League, played the longest game in professional baseball history. It lasted 33 innings, with 8 hours and 25 minutes of playing time.... read more ›
Between 2 hours and 2 hours and 45 minutes. The quicker games will last 2 hours, while some games where many runs are scored might push the 2 hour and 45 minute time frame. Overall, there is no clock in baseball, so the overall time will vary as both teams must record 3 outs every inning.... read more ›
If the game goes on too long then the umpire can suspend it, but the game will be completed later unless (1) the game does not affect the championship, and (2) the two teams do not have a scheduled game.... read more ›
In the MLB, a game will end early due to weather if one team is ahead after 5 innings (or 15 outs) have been completed by each team. Whoever has the most runs after those 15 outs will be declared the winner.... continue reading ›
The ghost runner rule—which automatically places a runner on second base to start extra innings in an effort to shorten games—has been in place for each of the past two seasons. It expired after the 2021 season, however. But players are reportedly in favor of reinstating it.... view details ›
As a result, Aroldis Chapman is credited with throwing the fastest pitch in MLB history. On Sept. 24, 2010, Chapman made MLB history. Then a rookie relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, the fireballer unleashed a fastball clocked at 105.1 mph by PITCH/fx. MLB later bumped that up to 105.8 mph.... see more ›