On May 1, 1920, at Braves Field, Brooklyn's Cadore faced Joe Oeschger in the longest
major league game ever played. Curveballer Cadore allowed 15 hits, walked five, and
struck out seven. Brooklyn scored one run in the fourth; Boston answered with a run
in the fifth. After 26 innings, with both starters still pitching despite the cold,
damp weather, darkness fell, and the game was called, tied 1-1. Cadore went on to
win a lifetime high of 15 that
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»October 4, 1917: After Brooklyn beats the Braves, 5–1 in game one, Boston responds with a 4–2 victory in the nitecap. Southpaw Art Nehf's 40-inning scoreless streak is ended by the Robins in the 8th when a walk, single and sac fly produce a score. He holds on for the win over Leon Cadore and finishes the year at 17–8 for the 6th-place Braves. In game one, Sherry Smith evens his season's record, beating Jack Scott.
»May 1, 1920:
In Boston, Brooklyn's Leon Cadore and the Braves'
Joe Oeschger duel 26 innings to a 1-1 tie in the longest game ever played in the ML. Oeschger shuts out the Dodgers for the last 21 innings, topping Art Nehf's 20 scoreless frames in a row on August 1, 1918. He gives up nine hits, and Cadore allows 12, in the 3-hour, 50-minute game. The Dodgers lose to the Phils at home
in 13 innings the next day, then return to Boston for a Monday game where they lose again in 19. For 58 innings work in 3 days, they are 0-2. An unusual
double play occurs in the 17th inning when the bases are loaded with one out. A grounder to P Oeschger results in a throw home, forcing the runner. C Hank Gowdy's throw to 1B Walter Holke is fumbled, and when the runner tries to score from 2B, the throw back to Gowdy nips the sliding Ed Konetchy.
»September 4, 1920:
Brooklyn's Leon Cadore gives up 12 hits but coasts to a 10–0 shutout over the Braves.
»September 9, 1920: Several hours before the start of game 4, Brooklyn's Rube Marquard, a Cleveland native, is arrested when he tries to sell a World Series ticket to an undercover cop for $350. He will be found guilty and fined a dollar and court costs ($3.80). For their first World Series game on the lakefront, 25,734 Indians fans watch their home team score two in the first and two in the 3rd off Leon Cadore (15-14) and Al Mamaux. Cleveland wins game 4, 5–1.
»October 9, 1920:
For their first WS game on the lakefront, 25,734
Indians fans watch their home team. score 2 in the
first and 2 in the 3rd off Leon Cadore (15-14)
and Al Mamaux. Cleveland wins game 4, 5-1.