Game 3 between Red Sox, Dodgers longest in World Series history

World Series Game 3 between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers reached epic proportions.  

The Dodgers, thanks to a walk off homer by Max Muncy, outlasted the Red Sox with a 3-2 victory in 18 innings, shattering the World Series record for longest game in history – in time and frames.

The two franchises have been down this path before. The last time they met in a World Series, in 1916, the Brooklyn Robins and Red Sox went 14 innings and Babe Ruth pitched a complete game for a 2-1 victory. 

The longest game in World Series history, in terms of innings, before Friday's marathon? Fourteen innings. It has been done three times. 

  • 1916, Game 2: Brooklyn Robins beat the Red Sox, 2-1.
  • 2005, Game 3: Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros, 7-5.
  • 2015, Game 1: Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets, 5-4.

The longest game in World Series history, by time?

  • 2005, Game 3: White Sox-Astros, 5 hours, 41 minutes

Friday night's game at Dodger Stadium lasted 7 hours, 20 minutes  — longer than the game time of the entire 1939 World Series, according to StatsByStats. That year, the New York Yankees swept the Cincinnati Reds in four games that took a combined 7 hours, 5 minutes.

Game 3 also became the longest game in postseason history. Game 2 of the 2014 National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals went 6 hours, 23 minutes.

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