Saturday April 17, 9:00 a.m. through
Sunday April 18, 6:00 p.m. -- 33 straight hours
Kelly Field -- Hyde Park, MA
100's of highlights:
|The Boston Men's Baseball League teamed
up with Curt Schilling and The ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter by holding what is believed to be the longest baseball game
ever played in New England -- 100 innings -- though the game actually went 101 innings.
183 players ultimately suited up and played in the record-breaking game to raise
money for Lou Gehrig's disease at Kelly Field in Hyde Park. The game began Saturday 4/17 at 9:00AM and concluded
Sunday 4/18 at 6:00PM -- 33 straight hours, nonstop through the night.
About $99,035 was donated in cash, check and credit card, with $111,949 raised overall. More than 1,615 different sponsors provided pledges to these ballplayers. Ballplayers were primarily from the BMBL, but also came from New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and even Canada to play.
By raising donations, players earned contributions toward their league fees, as well as prizes, such as signed Red Sox jerseys, invitations to a private party held by Curt Schilling, Reebok cleats, Donruss baseball cards, Red Sox Green Monster seats, and much more. Corporate sponsors donated food and drink, and included Stop & Shop, Red Bull and cafenation. Hundreds of other corporate and personal sponsors have made financial contributions.
Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox' wife Shonda was in attendance on Sunday. Shonda went 1 for 1 with a single up the middle, scoring the 95th run in the bottom of the 93rd inning for Team Stamina. Curt Schilling was unable to attend, as the Red Sox were battling the Yankees all weekend.