Tallest Pitching Matchups

On Twitter, Sarah Wexler noted a strange event:

 

This is the game she was referring to.  6′ 7″ Adam Wainwright versus 6′ 7″ Brandon McCarthy. 158 inches of starting pitchers in the game. But is that a record?

Using the Retrosheet gamelogs thru 2016, I found three games in which the starting pitchers were a combined 162 inches tall:

date vteam hteam VIS SP HOME SP VIS HT HOME HT TOT HT
20090928 BAL TBA Mark Hendrickson Jeff Niemann 81 81 162
20070515 ARI COL Randy Johnson Jason Hirsh 82 80 162
20090608 SFN FLO Randy Johnson Sean West 82 80 162

 

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