Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, August 31, 2014

High School Baseball Game In Japan Takes 50 Innings, Four Days

Chukyo finally defeated Sotoku 3-0 in the 50th Sunday morning, but look at those pitching lines. Both starting pitchers played the entire game. Taiga Matsui hurled 709 pitches for Chukyo, and Sotoku’s Jukiya Ishioka threw 689 pitches.

Matsui threw 77 more pitches in relief the next game. The likening of Japanese high school coaches to child abusers has another data point. It’s too bad, because a 50 inning game should be freakin’ awesome, and instead I’m just wondering if these two kids damaged their arms for the rest of their lives because their coaches are psychotic.

The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 31, 2014 at 01:51 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bonus bonus bonus baseball, high school baseball, japanese baseball, pitch counts

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: August 31, 2014 at 02:31 PM (#4782808)
I would've loved to have seen the 49th inning stretch!
   2. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 31, 2014 at 02:47 PM (#4782815)
Oh, and that final was on the same day this game finished. So he threw 786 pitches in four days (and 55.1 IP). Yeesh.
   3. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 31, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4782852)
They don't give any K or BB totals, but the winning pitcher has a game score of 246 without them.
   4. spycake Posted: August 31, 2014 at 05:00 PM (#4782879)
"Rubber ball" tournament? Does that make the 700 pitches over 4 days slightly less crazy?
   5. AndrewJ Posted: August 31, 2014 at 05:01 PM (#4782880)
Matsui and Ishioka make Oeschger and Cadore look like wimps.
   6. Gamingboy Posted: August 31, 2014 at 11:46 PM (#4783013)

"Rubber ball" tournament? Does that make the 700 pitches over 4 days slightly less crazy?


Only somewhat (because 50 is insane no matter what level or ball you are using). A rubber ball doesn't fly as much through the air, for example.
   7. John Northey Posted: September 01, 2014 at 03:59 PM (#4783203)
The longest pro game, according to wikipedia, is that 33 inning game in AAA in 1981 (Pawtucket vs Rochester). Bob Ojeda got the win in just 1 inning of relief. Just 6 pitchers for Rochester (two went 8 innings each, another 10, before the final 2 didn't get an out) 8 pitchers for Pawtucket. Cal Ripken and Wade Boggs were both in the game as well.

Could've sworn there was a game that hit the 40's in Japan at some point but cannot find it.

edit: Found it - it was in Japan - 45 innings in 1983.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Ghost of Sox Fans Past
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogThe 4 surprisingly quiet teams of the MLB offseason
(10 - 8:40am, Dec 19)
Last: Joey B.

NewsblogThe 2015 HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!
(65 - 8:38am, Dec 19)
Last: toratoratora

NewsblogOT: Politics - December 2014: Baseball & Politics Collide in New Thriller
(4887 - 8:37am, Dec 19)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogMax Scherzer not a realistic option, New York Yankees' Randy Levine says - ESPN New York
(5 - 8:37am, Dec 19)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogPadres Acquire Derek Norris – MLB Trade Rumors
(18 - 8:24am, Dec 19)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1353 - 8:24am, Dec 19)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-19-2014
(1 - 8:10am, Dec 19)
Last: Dan Lee is some pumkins

NewsblogJerry Crasnick on Twitter: "Jake Peavy has agreed on 2 yr deal with
(4 - 8:04am, Dec 19)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - December 2014
(709 - 7:19am, Dec 19)
Last: Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine

NewsblogRoyals sign Kris Medlen to two-year deal - MLB Daily Dish
(26 - 3:58am, Dec 19)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

NewsblogThe Dan Shaughnessy Hall Of Fame Ballot
(59 - 2:45am, Dec 19)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogSaint Pete City Council Tells Rays NYET!
(3 - 1:57am, Dec 19)
Last: Dale Sams

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(9159 - 11:35pm, Dec 18)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-18-2014
(42 - 9:34pm, Dec 18)
Last: Pops Freshenmeyer

NewsblogMatt Kemp's arthritic hips hold up deal with Padres
(41 - 9:05pm, Dec 18)
Last: Jeff Frances the Mute

Page rendered in 0.1765 seconds
48 querie(s) executed