Longest Games Played By Rangers
Rangers Longest Game Of All Time lasted for 6 hours and 35 minutes. Boston Red Sox was defeated by Rangers by 8-7 in the longest game of the MLB 2001 season.
Both teams used a total of 17 pitchers in the match. Bill Haselman, the backup catcher, blocked a double play in the 18th inning. It allowed Chad Curtis to score the game-winning run. On June 24, 2004, the Rangers defeated the Mariners in an 18-inning long contest by 9-7.
Baseball does not have a time limit, so innings might be short or long. The longest MLB inning happened on May 8, 2004, when the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers scored 18 runs in 68 minutes. 110 pitches were thrown in the longest inning of MLB history.
The average MLB game in 2023 lasted 2 hours and 39 minutes which is a major improvement compared to previous seasons' longer games. The league implemented a pitch clock and other measures to eliminate downtime and speed up games. This season, the average length of an MLB game is 2 hours and 42 minutes. It is 20 minutes shorter than that of the average length of the previous season. Likewise, It is the shortest since 1983 and the first time it has fallen under three hours since 2015.
Here is the list of the average length of MLB games in the last five years:
- 2023: 2 Hours and 42 Minutes
- 2022: 3 Hours and 3 Minutes
- 2021: 3 Hours and 11 Minutes
- 2020: 3 Hours and 6 Minutes
- 2019: 3 Hours and 10 Minutes
According to this data, the average length of MLB games in 2023 was much shorter than in prior years, which could be caused by efforts to shorten the game. The Chicago Cubs played the Arizona Diamondbacks in the longest MLB game in 2023 happened on September 16. The game lasted for 4 hours and 22 minutes. Arizona won the game in the 13th inning on a walk-off RBI single by Gabriel Moreno who scored Evan Longoria.
Here is the list of the five longest MLB games in season 2023:
- Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks: September 16, Game playtime: 4 hours and 22 minutes (13 innings)
- Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins: August 28, Game playtime: 4 hours and 10 minutes (13 innings)
- Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics: May 16, Game Playtime: 4 hours and 9 minutes (12 innings)
- Philadelphia Phillies vs Miami Marlins: August 2, Game Playtime: 4 hours and 6 minutes (9 innings)
- Houston Astros vs Cleveland Guardians: June 9, Game Playtime: 4 hours and 3 minutes (14 innings)
Rangers Longest Games In 2023
Rangers Longest Game 2023 was recorded on 28 August 2023 against the Minnesota Twins. The game was run for 4 hours and 10 minutes. The Rangers lost the match against the Minnesota Twins played by 6-7.
13 innings were played in the match between the Rangers and Twins at Target Field. This is the second longest game of the season 2023 in terms of time and innings. The longest game of the season in 2023 in terms of innings was between the Houston Astros and Cleveland Guardians on 9 June where 14 innings were pitched.
The Rangers gameplay time against the Los Angeles Angels on June 12 was 3 hours and 49 minutes. The game was played for 12 innings. It is the second longer game of the season played by the Rangers and the 10th longest game in the overall MLB 2023 season.
Here is the list of the five longest games by Rangers in season 2023:
- Sunday, August 27, 2023, Vs Minnesota Twins: 4 Hours and 10 Minutes
- Monday, June 12, 2023, Vs Los Angeles Angels: 4 Hours and 49 Minutes
- Friday, May 12, 2023, Vs Oakland Athletics: 3 Hours and 31 Minutes
- Saturday, September 2, 2023, Vs Minnesota Twins: 3 Hours and 23 Minutes
- Friday, July 21, 2023, Vs Los Angeles Dodgers: 3 Hours and 21 Minutes