This day in baseball: Babe’s walkless marathonPosted: July 17, 2016
Babe Adams of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitched an entire 21-inning game without issuing a single walk on July 17, 1914. It was the longest game pitched by a single pitcher in big league history in which that pitcher did not concede a base-on-balls. In the top of the 21st inning, Larry Doyle’s home run proved the deciding hit, giving the New York Giants the 3-1 victory. Rube Marquard of the Giants, who also went the distance in the game, allowed only two walks and gained the victory.