Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt participated in one of the highest-scoring games in MLB history. Focus On Sport/Getty Images. MLB fans who enjoy quick, low-scoring pitching duels came to the wrong place.
Philadelphia Phillies beat Chicago Cubs (23-22). May 17, 1979, Attendance: 14952, Time of Game: 4:03. Visit Baseball-Reference.com for the complete box score, play-by-play, and win probability
On October 2, 1936, playing the New York Giants, the Yankees set the team record for most runs scored in a single Series game with 18. Players crossed the plate a record 29 times in the highest-scoring World Series game in history on October 20, 1993, as the Blue Jays beat the Phillies 15–14 at Veterans Stadium in Game 4 of the 1993 World Series.
This weekend at Coors Field, the Padres and Rockies played the highest-scoring four-game series in MLB history. The two teams combined for 92 runs in the four games. 92!
"The first inning is the highest-scoring inning" is one of those warmed-over old chestnuts of baseball wisdom that sounds like it can't actually be consistently true, just like "good pitching beats good hitting" and "small ball works better in the playoffs." Unlike those apocryphal half-truths, however, this one is true,
It was the highest-scoring game in modern MLB history, but the players who made it happen were as unlikely a group as any to make history.
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The highest scoring game in baseball Major League history is not just one game. There is one game that had the highest combined baseball game score and another where one team scored more runs than any other in history. Both of these games (actually three total) were incredible outliers for a game where the average score usually adds up to ten runs or less.