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Kansas City Royals, New York Mets and the Longest World Series Games of All Time (Number of Innings)

Ladies and gentlemen, tonight you saw (or certainly heard about by now) one of the three longest games in all of World Series history. In 111 World Series and 639 World Series games, including 2015’s Game 1, only three times have we gone into the 14th inning.

The Kansas City Royals were the winners this time around, preceded by two other American League victors. It was the Chicago White Sox in 2005 – then, almost 100 years before that (89 to be exact) – it was the Boston Red Sox.

So, uh, these kind of things don’t happen that often.

Both Sox went on to win their respective World Series. Uh, oh, New York Mets’ fans.

But hold on…let’s dig a little deeper.

SEASON GAME WINNER   LOSER   INNINGS WINNER WON WS?
1. 2015 1 KANSAS CITY ROYALS 5 New York Mets 4 14 TBD
1. 2005 3 Chicago White Sox 7 HOUSTON ASTROS 5 14 YES
1. 1916 2 BOSTON RED SOX 2 Brooklyn Robins 1 14 YES
4. 2003 4 FLORIDA MARLINS 4 New York Yankees 3 12 YES
4. 2001 5 NEW YORK YANKEES 3 Arizona Diamondbacks 2 12 NO
4. 2000 1 NEW YORK YANKEES 4 New York Mets 3 12 YES
4. 1991 3 ATLANTA BRAVES 5 Minnesota Twins 4 12 NO
4. 1977 1 NEW YORK YANKEES 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 3 12 YES
4. 1975 6 BOSTON RED SOX 7 Cincinnati Reds 6 12 NO
4. 1973 2 New York Mets 10 OAKLAND A’S 7 12 NO
4. 1945 6 CHICAGO CUBS 8 Detroit Tigers 7 12 NO
4. 1934 2 DETROIT TIGERS 3 St. Louis Cardinals 2 12 NO
4. 1924 7 WASHINGTON SENATORS 4 New York Giants 3 12 YES
4. 1924 1 New York Giants 4 WASHINGTON SENATORS 3 12 NO
4. 1914 3 BOSTON BRAVES 5 Philadelphia A’s 4 12 YES
4. 1907 1 CHICAGO CUBS 3 Detroit Tigers 3 12 TIE

Adrian Beltre and Players with the Most Career Cycles

PLAYER CAREER CYCLES FOR AGAINST DATE
1. John Reilly  3 Cincinnati Reds Pittsburgh Alleghenys Sep. 12, 1883
Cincinnati Reds Philadelphia Athletics Sep. 19, 1883
Cincinnati Reds Pittsburgh Alleghenys Aug. 6, 1890
1. Adrián Beltré  3 Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers Sep. 1, 2008
Texas Rangers Minnesota Twins Aug. 24, 2012
Texas Rangers Houston Astros Aug. 3, 2015
1. Bob Meusel  3 New York Yankees Washington Senators May 7, 1921
New York Yankees Philadelphia Athletics Jul. 3, 1922
New York Yankees Detroit Tigers Jul. 26, 1928
1. Babe Herman  3 Brooklyn Robins Cincinnati Reds May 18, 1931
Brooklyn Robins Pittsburgh Pirates Jul. 24, 1931
Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals Sep. 30, 1933
5. Aaron Hill  2 Arizona Diamondbacks Seattle Mariners Jun. 18, 2012
Arizona Diamondbacks Milwaukee Brewers Jun. 29, 2012
5. Arky Vaughan  2 Pittsburgh Pirates Brooklyn Dodgers Jun. 24, 1933
Pittsburgh Pirates New York Giants Jul. 19, 1939
5. Bob Watson  2 Houston Astros San Francisco Giants Jun. 24, 1977
Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Sep. 15, 1979
5. Bobby Doerr  2 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Browns May 17, 1944
Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox May 13, 1947
5. Brad Wilkerson  2 Montreal Expos Pittsburgh Pirates Jun. 24, 2003
Washington Nationals Philadelphia Phillies Apr. 6, 2005
5. César Cedeño  2 Houston Astros Cincinnati Reds Aug. 2, 1972
Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals Aug. 9, 1976
5. Chris Speier  2 Montreal Expos Atlanta Braves Jul. 20, 1978
San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Jul. 9, 1988
5. Chuck Klein  2 Philadelphia Phillies Chicago Cubs Jul. 1, 1931
Philadelphia Phillies St. Louis Cardinals May 26, 1933
5. Dave Orr  2 New York Metropolitans St. Louis Brown Stockings Jun. 12, 1885
New York Metropolitans Baltimore Orioles Aug. 10, 1887
5. Frank White  2 Kansas City Royals California Angels Sep. 26, 1979
Kansas City Royals Detroit Tigers Aug. 3, 1982
5. Fred Clarke  2 Pittsburg Pirates Cincinnati Reds Jul. 23, 1901
Pittsburg Pirates Cincinnati Reds May 7, 1903
5. George Brett  2 Kansas City Royals Baltimore Orioles May 28, 1979
Kansas City Royals Toronto Blue Jays Jul. 25, 1990
5. George Sisler  2 St. Louis Browns Washington Senators Aug. 8, 1920
St. Louis Browns Detroit Tigers Aug. 13, 1921
5. Jim Fregosi  2 Los Angeles Angels New York Yankees Jul. 28, 1964
California Angels Boston Red Sox May 20, 1968
5. Jimmy Ryan  2 Chicago White Stockings Detroit Wolverines Jul. 28, 1888
Chicago Colts Cleveland Spiders Jul. 1, 1891
5. Joe Cronin  2 Washington Senators Boston Red Sox Sep. 2, 1929
Boston Red Sox Detroit Tigers Aug. 2, 1940
5. Joe DiMaggio 2 New York Yankees Chicago White Sox May 20, 1948
New York Yankees Washington Senators Jul. 9, 1937
5. John Olerud  2 New York Mets Montreal Expos Sep. 11, 1997
Seattle Mariners San Diego Padres Jun. 16, 2001
5. Ken Boyer  2 St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs Sep. 14, 1961
St. Louis Cardinals Houston Colt .45s Jun. 16, 1964
5. Lou Gehrig  2 New York Yankees Chicago White Sox Jun. 25, 1934
New York Yankees St. Louis Browns Aug. 1, 1937
5. Michael Cuddyer  2 Minnesota Twins Milwaukee Brewers May 22, 2009
Colorado Rockies Cincinnati Reds Aug. 17, 2014
5. Mickey Cochrane  2 Philadelphia Athletics Washington Senators Jul. 22, 1932
Philadelphia Athletics New York Yankees Aug. 2, 1933
5. Mike Tiernan  2 New York Giants Philadelphia Quakers Aug. 25, 1888
New York Giants Cincinnati Reds Jun. 28, 1890
5. Pete Browning  2 Louisville Colonels New York Metropolitans Aug. 8, 1886
Louisville Colonels Philadelphia Athletics Jun. 7, 1889
5. Tip O’Neill  2 St. Louis Brown Stockings Cleveland Blues Apr. 30, 1887
St. Louis Brown Stockings Louisville Colonels May 7, 1887
5. Wally Westlake  2 Pittsburgh Pirates Brooklyn Dodgers Jul. 30, 1948
Pittsburgh Pirates Boston Braves Jun. 14, 1949

Bob Baffert and Trainers with the Most Haskell Invitational Wins

Bob Baffert And Haskell Winner (And Triple-Crown Winner) American Pharoah

Bob Baffert And Haskell Winner (And Triple-Crown Winner) American Pharoah

It’s Bob Baffert…again…and back to back.

American Pharoah went off at the Haskell Invitational today, blowing away the field fresh off his triple crown.

That makes eight Haskell winners for Baffert, himself blowing away Sonny Hine, Todd Pletcher and Warren A. Croll, Jr., who each trained three winners of their own.

Pletcher is the only other trainer with two consecutive wins.

TRAINER HASKELL WINS HORSE YEAR
1. Bob Baffert 8 American Pharoah 2015
Bayern 2014
Paynter 2012
Coil 2011
Lookin at Lucky 2010
Roman Ruler 2005
War Emblem 2002
Point Given 2001
2. Sonny Hine 3 Skip Away 1996
Technology 1992
Skip Trial 1985
2. Todd Pletcher 3 Any Given Saturday 2007
Bluegrass Cat 2006
Verrazano 2013
2. Warren A. Croll, Jr. 3 Holy Bull 1994
Bet Twice 1987
Al Hattab 1969
5. Ben W. Perkins 1 Five Star Flight 1981
5. C. R. McGaughey III 1 Coronado’s Quest 1998
5. D. Wayne Lukas 1 Serena’s Song
1995
5. David A. Whiteley 1 Coastal 1979
5. David Hofmans 1 Touch Gold 1997
5. David R. Bell 1 Kissin Kris 1993
5. Duane Offield 1 Restless Con 1990
5. George R. Arnold 1 Wavering Monarch 1982
5. J. William Boniface 1 Deputed Testamony 1983
5. James J. Sarner, Jr. 1 Holding Pattern 1974
5. James P. Conway 1 Twice Worthy 1970
5. Jerry Hollendorfer 1 King Glorious 1989
5. John W. Russell 1 Majestic Light 1976
5. Lawrence W. Jennings 1 Delta Flag 1978
5. Laz Barrera 1 Affiliate 1977
5. Lynn S. Whiting 1 Big Pistol 1984
5. Mervin Marks 1 West Coast Scout 1971
5. Morris H. Dixon 1 Balustrade 1968
5. Patrick L. Biancone 1 Lion Heart 2004
5. Philip A. Gleaves 1 Wise Times 1986
5. Reynoldo H. Nobles 1 Thanks To Tony 1980
5. Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. 1 Big Brown 2008
5. Richard Mandella 1 Dixie Union 2000
5. Robert J. Frankel 1 Peace Rules 2003
5. Stephen A. DiMauro 1 Wajima 1975
5. Steve Asmussen 1 Rachel Alexandra
2009
5. Thomas Bohannan 1 Lost Mountain 1991
5. W. Elliott Walden 1 Menifee 1999
5. William J. Resseguet 1 Our Native 1973
5. William T. Raymond 1 Freetex 1972
5. Woody Stephens 1 Forty Niner 1988

Photo: Pat McDonogh via courier-journal.com

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