September 11, 1974

The Cardinals played the longest game in their history and the second-longest in MLB history. After trailing the Mets 3-1 in the ninth, the Cards came back to tie and then play an additional 15 innings lasting for over seven hours. Finally, at 3:13 A.M., Calloway County’s Bake McBride scored the winning run.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.