Today In Brewer History: 6 hours, 19 innings

The Brewers and White Sox played a marathon game at County Stadium 22 years ago today.

On this day in 1991 the Brewers and White Sox hooked up for a wild one.

Chicago ran out to an early 5-0 lead, but the Brewers responded with six runs in the fifth to retake the advantage, including a Franklin Stubbs home run. The White Sox tied the game on a Tim Raines home run in the seventh, and then the offense was over for a while.

The game was still 6-6 in the top of the 15th when Chicago rallied for three runs against Don August, the sixth pitcher the Brewers had used in the game. The Crew responded with three of their own in the bottom half, though, and the game continued into the night.

Finally, in the bottom of the 19th, Jim Gantner hit a bloop single, stole second, took third on a fly ball and scored on Willie Randolph's walkoff single up the middle to give the Crew a 10-9 win. 19 innings made it the fourth longest game in franchise history.

With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:

Today is also the 40th anniversary of Jim Colborn pitching nine innings in relief in a Brewer win in 1973, which we covered in this space last year, and the 38th anniversary of Hank Aaron passing Babe Ruth for first place on the all-time RBI list, which we covered in this space two years ago.
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