On May 9, 1984, the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers complete the longest game – by time – in major league history. The White Sox win the game in the 25th inning when Harold Baines hits a walk off 420-foot home run against Chuck Porter to give the White Sox a 7 – 6 victory over the Brewers. The game falls one inning shy of the major league record, but takes by far the most time to play: 8 hours and 6 minutes. The contest was suspended the previous day after 17 innings with the score tied 3 – 3, and each team scores three more runs in the 21st. The Sox lose a chance to win in the 21st as runner Dave Stegman is touched by 3B coach Jim Leyland, which leads to a Sox protest. Tom Seaver pitches the final inning to earn the win, then wins the regularly-scheduled game as well, 5 – 4. Tom Paciorek will enter the game in the 4th inning as a substitute and will proceed to establish a new Major League record when he will get nine at-bats before the game comes to an end, resulting in becoming the first player to have that many at-bats in a single game when they had not even been a starter in that game
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