Today is all about research after a marathon Saturday/Sunday game at Perdue Stadium. The game lasted five hours and five minutes. I’ll be honest – record keeping over the years has not been the strong suit of this franchise (that’s typical in Minor League Baseball because of ownership change and the turnover of staff members).
I found the 1997 Shorebirds media guide this morning and it has the 1996 day-by-day results. The longest game played in the inaugural year was 17-innings. On April 26 at Hickory, Delmarva won 6-5 in 17 innings.
I also found the 1998 yearbook with some information from 1997. On August 10 of 1997, the Shorebirds played an 18-inning marathon against Asheville. The Shorebirds won that game 2-1.
During the 2000 season, the Shorebirds played a 19-inning game. All I can find about the game is that it was played in six hours and 13 minutes. I am going to start looking for more information about the game.