Longest Padres games

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

Sunday's 15 inning epic against the Cubs was the 5th longest game in Petco Park history and the 15th longest game in Padres history.  At 5 hours and 13 minutes it's tied with a game in Philly from 1980.

The second longest game ever was a frustrating battle with Colorado in 2008.  To refresh your memory that was the game cursed by "Jeff" the Ram's Head.  Here's the Game Thread from that game.  It's also somehow appropriate that the Game Recap is probably the shortest one ever.

Padres games over 5 hours long

Year

Date

Home/Away

Opponent

Runs

Runs Against

Outcome

Innings

Time

1980

15-Aug


HOU

1

3

L

20

6:17

2008

17-Apr


COL

1

2

L

22

6:16

1979

25-Aug


PIT

3

4

L

19

6:12

2008

25-May


CIN

12

9

W

18

5:57

2009

7-Jun


ARI

6

9

L

18

5:45

1977

21-May

@

MON

11

8

W

21

5:33

1970

23-May

@

SFG

17

16

W

15

5:29

1971

24-Sep


HOU

1

2

L

21

5:25

1989

27-Jun

@

LAD

5

3

W

17

5:21

1982

13-Sep

@

LAD

3

4

L

16

5:20

2001

19-Jun


SFG

4

3

W

15

5:16

1990

15-Aug


MON

3

5

L

17

5:15

2009

16-May


CIN

6

5

W

16

5:14

1996

22-Jun


CHC

6

9

L

16

5:14

2013

25-Aug


CHC

3

2

W

15

5:13

1980

21-Aug

@

PHI

8

9

L

17

5:13

1992

8-Sep

@

SFG

5

6

L

16

5:04

1996

8-Jun


PIT

8

9

L

14

5:03

1997

13-Jun

@

ANA

8

7

W

14

5:03

1980

26-Aug

@

NYM

8

6

W

18

5:01

1992

24-Apr


CIN

6

7

L

16

5:01

1982

26-Jun

@

SFG

7

6

W

15

5:00

2008

19-Sep

@

WSN

11

6

W

14

5:00

Conversely you may remember that back on May 18th of this year that the Padres played their 3rd shortest game at Petco Park.

Here's a table of the longest and shortest game for each Padres season. It's crazy that there were 5 seasons where the longest game wasn't even 4 hours long. Those were the good ol' days of baseball.

Longest and Shortest games for each season

Year

Shortest

Longest

1969

1:41

3:55

1970

1:46

5:29

1971

1:19

5:25

1972

1:50

4:30

1973

1:30

3:51

1974

1:38

4:35

1975

1:37

4:41

1976

1:31

4:18

1977

1:29

5:33

1978

1:33

3:35

1979

1:52

6:12

1980

1:50

6:17

1981

1:50

4:28

1982

1:49

5:20

1983

1:59

4:36

1984

1:38

4:24

1985

1:49

3:47

1986

1:57

4:41

1987

1:58

4:10

1988

1:59

4:24

1989

2:01

5:21

1990

1:52

5:15

1991

1:59

4:44

1992

1:28

5:04

1993

1:26

4:30

1994

2:08

4:57

1995

1:55

4:29

1996

1:59

5:14

1997

1:16

5:03

1998

1:54

4:31

1999

1:39

3:39

2000

2:04

4:49

2001

1:59

5:16

2002

1:55

4:51

2003

2:14

4:08

2004

2:07

4:05

2005

1:53

4:19

2006

2:02

4:42

2007

2:04

4:55

2008

1:58

6:16

2009

2:11

5:45

2010

2:02

4:27

2011

2:03

4:19

2012

1:58

4:45

2013

2:01

5:13

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