Dave Stegman from the Chronology
May 9, 1984 -
The longest-and slowest-game in AL history ends in the 25th inning when Harold Baines homers off Chuck Porter to give the White Sox a 7-6 victory over the Brewers. It is the latest homer in history. The game falls one inning shy of the ML record but takes by far the most time to play: 8 hours and 6 minutes. The contest was suspended yesterday after 17 innings with the score tied 3-3 and each team scores 3 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 of the Sox who sets a ML record as he enters the game in the fourth inning and registers 9 at bats.