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Longest ever baseball game

Playing the Long Game

It makes your butt hurt just to think about it. It was on this day in 1981 that the longest ever professional baseball game took place between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings. A whopping 33 innings were played with the game lasting a hefty eight hours and 25 minutes. Even though baseball has a rule that stipulates playing extra inn... Read more >

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The Great San Francisco Earthquake strikes

At 5:13 a.m. on this day in 1906, an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California, killing hundreds of people as it topples numerous buildings. The quake was caused by a slip of the San Andreas Fault over a segment about 275 miles long, and shock waves could be felt from southern Oregon down to Los Angeles. San Francisco's brick buildings and woode... Read more >