With this being the opening weekend of the NFL, I thought we should find some football-type baseball scores. So, after parsing out the Sunday games that feature multiples of 7s and 3s, here are the highest “football-like” scores in MLB history.
Topping our list is two instances of 31 runs (21-10, 17-14). The 21-10 game occurred on Sunday May 9, 1937, as the
Bengals Reds, behind a complete game performance (!) from one Peaches Davis, bested the Eagles Phillies. Besides the “pitching to the score” effort of Davis, the other notable item from this game is that it only took 2:24 to complete. (You see, Yankees and BoSox? You CAN have huge offense games without pissing off Joe West).
The 17-14 contest was actually the second game of a doubleheader between the
Lions Tigers and Raiders A’s on July 23, 1961. No complete game hurler in this one, as 13 different pitchers toed the rubber in a 7 error, 15 walk, 3:54 “drudge match”.
Here is the full table of “27 points or more” football-score Sunday games: