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Ferndale in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Joseph C. Oeschger Field

 
 
Joseph C. Oeschger Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, February 8, 2014
1. Joseph C. Oeschger Field Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated to Joseph Carl Oeschger in Recognition of his contribution to sports and to the youth who participate.

An all around athlete who began his career in Ferndale, he went on to professional baseball where he distinguished himself as a major league pitcher for 12 years. On May 1, 1920, he set a record never equaled by pitching the longest game ever played. He, and the opposing pitcher, pitched a full 26 innings before the game was called because of darkness.

Longest Major League Game
Score By Innings

Joseph C. Oeschger - Boston Braves: 000 001 000 000 000 000 000 000 00….1
Leon Cadore - Brooklyn Dodgers: 000 010 000 000 000 000 000 000 000….1

 
Erected 1977 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1881.
 
Location. 40° 34.41′ N, 124° 15.934′ W. Marker is in Ferndale, California, in Humboldt
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County. Marker can be reached from Berding Street, 0.3 miles Francis Street, on the right when traveling east. Come through town on Main, past Ocean, where Main becomes Francis. Continue two blocks to Berding and turn left. As the street bends around through the parking lot and heads north, the Old Firemen's Pavillion is on the left and Oeschger Field is on the right. The monument is at the base of the flag pole. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ferndale CA 95536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Firemen's Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferndale Memorial Day Parade (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferndale Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Ferndale Masonic Hall (about 600 feet away); Danish Hall (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Danish Hall (about 700 feet away); The Victorian Inn (about 800 feet away); A. Berding House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ferndale.
 
Also see . . .
1. SABR Baseball Biography Project - Joe Oeschger. Pitcher Joe Oeschger (pronounced “Eshker”) compiled an 82-116 won-lost record in a dozen major-league seasons from 1914 to 1925, mostly with second-division National League teams. The right-hander’s durability was unquestioned; he completed 99 of 197 starts, and is the only
Joseph C. Oeschger Field image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, February 8, 2014
2. Joseph C. Oeschger Field
The monument is at the base of the flagpole.
hurler in big-league annals to pitch two games of 20-plus innings....
(Submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

2. Joe Oeschger Statistics and History. (Submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
3. Joe Oeschger Stats. Joe Oeschger was born on Tuesday, May 24, 1892, in Chicago, Illinois. Oeschger was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 21, 1914, with the Philadelphia Phillies. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Joe Oeschger baseball stats page. (Submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Joseph C. Oeschger Baseball Card - 1922 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King
3. Joseph C. Oeschger Baseball Card - 1922
Joseph C. Oeschger Baseball Card - 1922 image. Click for full size.
4. Joseph C. Oeschger Baseball Card - 1922
Joseph C. Oeschger Baseball Card - 1924 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King
5. Joseph C. Oeschger Baseball Card - 1924
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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