Chicago Cubs Beat Colorado Rockies After Longest Game In Franchise History
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The following is an excerpt from CHICAGO CUBS BEAT COLORADO ROCKIES IN 16-INNING GAME
CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago Cubs catcher John Baker scored the winning run against the Colorado Rockies in the longest game by time in the history of both teams.
The game lasted a record-setting six hours and 27 minutes, with Baker scoring on a sacrifice fly by shortstop Starlin Castro in the bottom of the 16th inning to give Chicago a 4-3 victory at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Die-hard fans stayed at Wrigley Field for the entire game and went home happy with a well-earned victory.
“I don’t know when we’ll be back to Chicago,” Greg Jenson said. “So we just figured, tough it out until the end. It was a great ending.”
“Great game. Glad to be part of it,” Phil Ferenzi said. “They let a lot of the fans sit in the seats behind home plate when it got to about the 14th inning.”
Chicago Tribune has more…
The following is an excerpt from Cubs win longest game in team history
This wasn’t your traditional beer shower that the Chicago Cubs’ players performed early Wednesday morning to commemorate the first major league victory for backup catcher John Baker.
“Beer, chocolate milk, hair gel, shampoo, body wash, and I got some more beer,” Baker said in describing the liquids his teammates doused him with. “It was great. Best shower I’ve ever taken.“
This celebration will stand out for the rest of Baker’s life as well as for the several hundred Cubs fans who stuck around to watch history as Baker pitched a scoreless 16th inning and scored the winning run to highlight a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
This game, which took six hours, 27 minutes, was the longest game (by time) in Cubs’ history. It surpassed the previous record of six hours, 10 minutes that it took the Cubs and Dodgers to play 21 innings on Aug. 17-18, 1982.