Major League Baseball (MLB) has a rich history filled with record-breaking games and unforgettable moments. One of the most intriguing aspects of this sport is the high-scoring games that have left fans on the edge of their seats. Let's delve into some of the highest-scoring games in MLB history.
The Record-Breaking Games
The highest-scoring game in MLB history took place nearly a century ago, on August 25, 1922. The Chicago Cubs faced off against the Philadelphia Phillies in a match that ended with an astounding score of 26-23 in favor of the Cubs. Despite only scoring in four innings, the Cubs managed to secure a victory through offensive explosions in the second and fourth innings.
Another notable high-scoring game occurred on June 29, 1897, between the Chicago Colts (now known as the Chicago Cubs) and the Louisville Colonels. The Colts dominated the game, scoring in every inning and ending with a remarkable score of 36-7.
Modern Era High Scores
Fast forward to the modern era, and we find the Texas Rangers setting a record on August 22, 2007. They scored a whopping 30 runs against the Baltimore Orioles, making it one of the highest-scoring games in recent times. The Rangers' relentless offense resulted in 29 hits and six home runs.
World Series High Scores
In the World Series, the highest-scoring game was between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies on October 20, 1993. The game ended with a nail-biting score of 15-14 in favor of the Blue Jays.