Average length of MLB game over time?
January 25, 2012 7:08 AM Subscribe
Are MLB games getting longer?
I think the average length of a Major League Baseball (MLB) game has increased over time. However, I'm unable to prove it.
Quick Google search of current average game length yields answers in the 2.5-3 hour range. But how does that compare to 10 years ago? 25 years ago? 50 years ago?
Bonus question: the typical start time of weeknight games is 7 p.m. (or 7:05 or 7:10). I hear from older generations that games used to start at 8 p.m.? Is that true? Were start times moved up to due to the length of games increasing?