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Why do baseball games take so long?

Game times are up more than 30 minutes over 40 years ago, but little change seems to be coming

Games are longer
4 hours
3 hours
2 hours
1 hours
0 hours
8 pitchers
6 pitchers
4 pitchers
2 pitchers
0 pitchers
24 hits
18 hits
12 hits
6 hits
0 hits

Source: Retrosheet; all figures based on 94,925 regular-season nine-inning games during the past 50 seasons.

Alvin Chang/Globe Staff

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