On June 4 1880 — 1880 – Larry Corcoran of Chicago and John Ward of Providence battle to a 1 – 1 tie in 16 innings‚ called because of darkness. Sixteen innings will remain the longest game in big-league history until August 17‚ 1882‚ when Ward will win 1 – 0 over Detroit in 18 innings.

 


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Baseball Reference June 4

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National Pastime June 4

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