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The Game that Wouldn't End

On April 18, 1981, the Pawtucket Red Sox played the Rochester Red Wings in organized baseball's longest game, which lasted for 32 innings. The game went on for 8 hours and 7 minutes when, at 4:07 in the morning, with the score still tied at 2-2, it was decided that the game would be finished at a future date. Nine weeks later, the game was resumed and 18 minutes in, Dave Koza of Pawtucket singled off Steve Grilli for a 3-2 win. The total playing time was 8 hours and 25 minutes, a professional baseball record.

This is the ball that Koza hit to win the marathon. On the sweet spot, it's written:

"Longest game in baseball history April 17-June 23. Pawsox 3 Rochester 2 R.I, 8 hrs. 25 min."

The ball is signed by future Red Sox and Met pitcher, Bob Ojeda, Koza, Wade Boggs, Cal Ripken Jr., Rich Gedman, Marty Barrett and Mike Boddicker.