Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Highest Scoring Baseball Game, Ever, in the Whole Wide World

So the Phillies knocked the Rockies around, scoring twenty runs in one game. But what's the highest scoring baseball game ever in the history of baseball?

According to WikiAnswers, "The highest scoring game in MLB history was played August 25, 1922 when the Chicago Cubs defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 26-23." There was also a pro game on July 5, 1869, when the Brooklyn Atlantics beat the Philly Athletics, 51-48, in a game witnessed by 15,000 people at the Capitoline Grounds in New York. And for amatuers, Baseball Library reports that on June 8, 1868, the Niagaras beat the Colombias 209-10.

No mercy rule, I guess.

3 comments:

A.J.C. said...

Even in history, Philly sucks!

Anonymous said...

I would like to add that these old time games had very few home runs with the "dead ball" baseball they used and many fields did not have a fence making the high scores even more incredible. Thanks Henry

hayshaker said...

Remember the 15-14 game in the '93 series?