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America's slow, boring pastime

Posted at 9:29 AM on August 11, 2006 by Ben Tesch

How long, on average, is a baseball actually in play during a ballgame?
The average baseball game takes around 2 hours and 48 minutes to complete. That's actually shorter than a college football game (which averages 3 hours and 21 minutes), yet for the less-patient spectator, nine innings of baseball can feel like a week.

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