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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.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 40° 34.41′ N, 124° 15.934′ W. Marker is in Ferndale, California, in Humboldt County. Marker can be reached from Berding Street 0.3 miles from Francis Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Come through town on Main, past Ocean, where Main becomes Francis. Continue two blocks to Berding and turn left. As the
Joseph C. Oeschger Field image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
2. Joseph C. Oeschger Field
The monument is at the base of the flagpole.
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. Marker is in this post office area: Ferndale CA 95536, United States of America.
 
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 Masonic Hall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Danish Hall (about 700 feet away); "The Danish Hall" (about 700 feet away); "The Victorian Inn" (about 800 feet away); Hotel Ivanhoe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ferndale Palace Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ferndale Meat Market (approx. 0.2 miles 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 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.)
Joseph C. Oeschger Baseball Card - 1922 image. Click for full size.
By James King
3. Joseph C. Oeschger Baseball Card - 1922
 

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.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
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.
By James King
5. Joseph C. Oeschger Baseball Card - 1924
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 41 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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