Padres play first extra-inning game of the year, 6th latest in franchise history

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

I noticed a little earlier in the week that the Padres still hadn't played their first extra-inning game of the year.  Well it happened last night.  The Padres beat the Brewers in 12 innings thanks to a 447 foot homerun courtesy of Chase Headley and a save by Huston Street.

It seems kind of late in the season for the Padres to finally get around to playing extra frames.  When you look at the franchise data it is, in fact, the 6th latest.  Nineteen Seventy-Six holds the record for at least another year, waiting until the 32nd game of the season before going long.  Did you know that 1976 also holds title of the least extra-inning games played in a Padres season?  It's true, 1976 is tied with the 2011 season with 9 extra-inning games played.

If you want to learn other semi-interesting facts about extra-inning games, let me direct you to this older Gaslamp Ballmanac post from last year.

First Extra-Inning Game of the Year

Year Game # # of Innings Opponent Outcome Runs Runs Against
1976 32 11 SFG W 7 6
1973 30 12 CHC L 2 3
1974 28 10 NYM L 4 6
1988 26 12 PIT L 1 4
2013 23 12 SFG W 8 7
2014 21 12 MIL W 2 1
1969 20 13 CIN W 10 9
1983 19 10 CHC L 4 5
1972 18 14 MON W 3 2
1971 17 10 ATL L 3 4
1977 17 10 HOU L 8 9
2009 15 10 SFG L 0 1
1982 14 12 ATL W 6 3
1978 13 12 ATL W 5 4
2006 13 11 COL L 2 3
1980 12 10 ATL L 2 3
1989 12 10 CIN L 3 6
1970 10 10 ATL W 5 4
2001 10 10 LAD W 5 4
1993 9 13 PIT L 4 5
2008 9 11 SFG L 2 3
1999 8 11 COL W 8 5
2000 8 13 ARI W 3 2
1995 7 11 COL L 5 6
1998 7 10 CIN W 3 2
2003 7 13 LAD L 3 4
1990 6 10 SFG W 5 3
1992 6 10 LAD W 3 2
2007 6 10 COL W 2 1
1984 5 10 CHC L 5 8
1986 5 11 CIN W 4 3
2010 5 14 COL W 5 4
1979 4 12 LAD L 5 6
1985 4 10 ATL L 5 7
1994 4 11 ATL L 8 10
2002 4 10 SFG L 1 3
1991 3 10 SFG L 9 11
2004 3 11 LAD L 1 2
2005 3 12 PIT W 1 0
2012 3 11 LAD L 5 6
1997 2 12 NYM W 6 5
1975 1 10 SFG L 0 2
1981 1 12 SFG W 4 1
1987 1 12 SFG L 3 4
1996 1 10 CHC L 4 5
2011 1 11 STL W 5 3
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