Rookie Ildemaro Vargas was the hero for the Diamondbacks. His homer in the ninth inning tied the score at 1, then his walkoff hit 10 innings later sealed the victory.”The effort these guys gave today for 19 innings is something that will stand out to me,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said, via azcentral.com. “The team that we’re playing is in a pennant race and we just didn’t shut down. We had plenty of opportunities to feel sorry for ourselves and we didn’t.” Related News Phillies manager Gabe Kapler on his job status: ‘I think I give us a great chance to win’ The Diamondbacks won a marathon of a game Tuesday night — or Wednesday morning? — when they defeated the Cardinals, 3-2, on a walk-off hit in 19 innings.It was a cause for celebration in Arizona, eliminated from postseason contention the night before. Here are three fun facts about the Diamondbacks’ historic win.1. It was the longest game in Chase Field history.At 6 hours, 53 minutes, the game set the Chase Field record for the longest in history. It was also the longest game in terms of innings (19), surpassing the previous mark of 16 innings. The game didn’t end until 1:35 a.m. local time; that, Lovullo said, caused everyone to get a little loopy.“I think everybody was delirious at a certain point,” Lovullo said, via MLB.com. “About the 12th or 13th inning, we just started to get into another zone. I think it added energy to what was going on.”Interestingly, two other NL West teams were in a marathon in San Francisco, where the Rockiets beat the Giants, 8-5, in 16.If you’re still up watching baseball, some history has been made: this is the first time in MLB history there have been two 16+ inning games in the Mountain or Pacific Time Zones on the same day.— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) September 25, 20192. Ildemaro Vargas is the Angel Mangual of 2019.Vargas became the first rookie in nearly 50 years to have a walkoff in such late innings. Per Omnisport’s co-workers at STATS: The last time a rookie had a walkoff hit so late was in 1971, when Angel Mangual of the A’s drove in the only run of the game in the 20th inning against the Angels.Ildemaro Vargas had the walkoff hit for the @Dbacks in the 19th inning tonight, making it the latest walkoff hit (in terms of inning) by a rookie since Angel Mangual of the A’s drove in the only run of the game in the 20th inning on July 9, 1971, against the Angels.#RattleOn— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) September 25, 2019Ildemaro Vargas tied it in the 9th. Then he ended it in the 19th. #WALKOFF pic.twitter.com/KlTycNGQJG— MLB (@MLB) September 25, 2019As mentioned earlier, Vargas kept the Diamondbacks alive in the ninth inning, when he hit a solo home run to tie it. That was one of two times the Cardinals could have won the game — the other was when the Cardinals were up, 2-1, in the 13th inning, but Nick Ahmed tripled and scored to tie it again, 2-2.Since the RBI became an official stat in 1920, Vargas is the first player to bring in a tying run in the ninth inning, then have a walkoff RBI in the 19th inning or later of the same game.Interestingly, Vargas was brought in to pinch hit in the ninth inning.3. There were a LOT of strikeouts and a LOT of players.The Cardinals struck out out 23 batters, while the Diamondbacks struck out 25. It marks just the second time in MLB history that two teams each had more than 21 strike outs in the same game. MLB batters break strikeout record for 12th straight season MLB wrap: Nationals sweep Phillies in doubleheader, clinch wild-card spot The combined 48 strikeouts also tied the MLB record, set in 2017 by the Cubs and Yankees.Thanks to expanded September rosters, Arizona used 30 players in the game, also a franchise record (the Cardinals used “only” 24).By the end, the Diamondbacks literally had run out of players and would’ve put Robbie Ray, a starting pitcher, in left field had the game gone to the 20th.