100 INNINGS OF BASEBALL SPECTACULAR                     

The 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular was born in 2004 with the arrival of Curt Schilling to the Boston Red Sox as a fundraiser for Curt's Pitch for ALS program to aid the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease. The world's longest game continues 100 straight innings and lasts about 33 consecutive hours, and to date has raised more than $600,000.

In the 10th Annual game in 2013, proceeds supported ALS through The Angel Fund. Walter Bentson, our umpire chief, continues his mission to fight ALS.

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100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular
2013 - EVEN THE 100 INNING GAME GOES EXTRAS AS 10TH FRAME ENTERS THE BOOKS

Date: Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, October 13
Time: 28 hours
Location: Adams Field, Quincy, MA
Score: 79 Third Base, 69 First Base
Amount Raised: $43,556

The world's longest game played its 1,000th inning, completing it's 10th straight year of 100 Innings of Baseball. This year, 21 Iron Men played the entire game, setting a record. Fundraising for ALS, this year via The Angel Fund, has surpassed $560,000. Thank you to all the players, umpires, sponsors and contributors who have pitched in to make this game a success over the last decade!

Chris Deane and Tom Trull earned co-MVP honors for their dish work, each catching more innings than knee-savers ever could have ever expected when they created their product. Well done, fellas.

100 Innings of Baseball 2012, Misop Baynun
Misop Baynun plays all 100 Innings and tosses the final frame
100 Innings of Baseball 2012, Jay Thomas
Jay Thomas crushes one of his 9+ hits on the day
2012 - The 9th FRAME OF 100 INNINGS OF BASEBALL DRAWS TO A CLOSE

Date: Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, October 21
Time: 30+ straight hours
Location: Adams Field, Quincy, MA
Score: Team Walter 90, Team Bentson 80
Amount Raised: $24,288

More than 100 players and 90 umpires from across a dozen leagues in New England completed the 9th annual 100 Innings of Baseball, including Boston Red Sox legend Lou Merloni. Since the game's inception, the game has supported ALS and has raised more than $500,000 – with proceeds this year supporting The Angel Fund. Walter Bentson, chief umpire and this year's event organizer, was diagnosed 11 years ago with ALS – and spent the midnight shirt with his customary half inning behind the dish. Appropriately, Team Walter defeated Team Bentson, 90-80, in 100 innings, after overcomming a 22-run deficit earlier in the in the 3-straight-hour affair.

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Enjoy 150+ photos from the 100 Innings of Baseball Photo Album 1 and Photo Album 2. Or read up on 100 Innings of Baseball History with scores and photos from prior years. Join the game conservation on Facebook. And of course, thank you Reebok, VitaminWater, Extra Innings and the hundreds of individual donors who sponsored the game!

100 Innings of Baseball 2012, Walter Bentson
Umpire Chief, Walter Bentson, calls the midnight shift
100 Innings of Baseball 2012, Iron Men
The eleven "Iron Men" who played all 100 innings in 2012
2011 - SPACEMAN LANDS IN QUINCY FOR 100 INNINGS

Date: Saturday, October 8, 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, October 9, 3:30PM
Time: 30+ straight hours
Location: Adams Field, Quincy, MA
Score: Team Lembo 98, Team Rudy 93
Amount Raised: $18,166

The 8th Annual 100 Innings of Baseball for ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's Disease, this year supported the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on behalf of umpire chief Walter Bentson.

Over the course of the game, Bill "Spaceman" Lee pitched twice, sporting the oldtimer glove and uniform worn by the Hollywood Stars. Gehrig Schilling, son of Red Sox legend Curt Schilling, and named after Lou Gehrig, pitched the 95th through 99th innings with support from his Medfield team, and recorded the hold in a tight ballgame. About 100 ballplayers participated in the game, including 16 players competing in all 100 innings. Other game highlights include a grandslam by Ryan Bere of the MABL Blue Jays, and the complete game from Bobby DeAngelis of Rutland, Vermont who played a 200-inning game earlier this season to set the new Guinness World Record. [More photos.]

Bill Spaceman Lee at 100 Innings of Baseball, 2011
Bill "Spaceman" Lee in Hollywood Stars attire

Gehrig Schilling, 100 Innings of Baseball 2011
Gehrig Schilling tossing innings 95 through 99

 

Walter Bentson, 100 Innings of Baseball, 2011
Walter Bentson catches his inning at midnight

100 Innings of Baseball for ALS, 2011
The "Iron Men" who played all 100 innings

2010 - THE 7th ANNUAL GAME IS WON BY WALKOFF WITH LOTS OF SCHILLING

Date: Saturday, October 9, 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, October 10, 3:00 p.m.
Time: 30+ straight hours
Location: Adams Field, Quincy, MA
Score: Early Bird 73, Worm 72
Amount Raised: $24,000

Red Sox’ legend Curt Schilling threw his 7th annual 100 Innings of Baseball to raise money for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Curt named his son after Lou Gehrig. This year, from innings 96 to 99, the 15-year-old Gehrig Schilling took the diamond, joined by his Medfield teammates, as Curt Schilling managed the squad. The game was at Adams Field in Quincy, MA.

Curt Schilling
Curt Schilling coaches 3rd Base.
Gehrig Schilling on second base.
Gehrig Schilling
Gehrig Schilling pitches the
top of 99th inning.

For the first time in the game’s history, it was won in walk-off fashion. With the score tied 72-72 in the bottom of the 100th inning, Chad Griffiths of the MABL Boston Tigers drove in his teammate Dan Field to win the game dramatically. Notes:

  • Gehrig Schilling was thrown out at the plate on a bang-bang play in the top of the 99th inning attempting to gain the go ahead run. He then pitched the bottom of the 99th scorelessly to send the tie game to the 100th inning.

  • Bryan Curran of the Yawkey League’s McKay Club Beacons was the only player to homer in the game, and he did it twice.

  • Walter Bentson umpired an inning at exactly midnight, as has been his custom in the 100 inning game.

  • Brent Campbell of the Men’s Adult Baseball League’s Blue Jays pitched the first 30 innings of the game and recorded 21 strikeouts.

The approximate 150 adult amateur players playing came from more than a dozen amateur baseball leagues across Greater Boston. In addition to Team Medfield, the teenage players came from the Newton Central Little League team and The Stable Baseball Academy in Woburn. 19 “Iron Men” played all 100 innings.

2010 proceeds benefit ALS and the Walter Bentson Scholarship Fund, a fund that supports the children of PALS (patients of ALS) for their higher education. Walter Bentson is president of the Boston Park League, the oldest amateur baseball league in the country, and is also the Umpire Chief of several amateur baseball leagues. He also has ALS. See photos. Read the Press Release.

2009 - IN 6th YEAR, DONATIONS APPROACH HALF A MILLION DOLLARS

Date: Saturday, September 6, 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, September 7, 3:48 p.m.
Time: 31 straight hours
Location: Adams Field, Quincy, MA
Score: Team Schilling 103, Team Curt 59
Amount Raised: $30,000

For the sixth straight year, players from across more than a dozen different baseball leagues, including the Boston Men's Baseball League, Park, Yawkey, Cranberry, MIBL and BABL completed the Annual 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular. Overall fundraising has approached $500,000 for Curt's Pitch for ALS, the charity of legend Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox. More than 100 players suited up over the course of the 2009 game, and 22 iron men played the entire game, all 31 straight hours, without a wink of sleep in between. These men are:

  • From Team Curt: Brett Rudy, Jay Thomas, Scott Nickerson, Kevin Bell, Aaron Fialkow, Ryan Bere, Ryan Gagne, Kevin O'Leary, Patrick Averill, Matt Bertles and Jimmy Casele. Hailing from Framingham High School, at age 16, Jimmy is the youngest player to ever play all 100 innings.
  • From Team Schilling: Mike Lembo, Jim Wick, Jon "The Mathematician" Mattarocchia, James Delrose, Sean Delrose, Pete Delrose, Damian Aufiero, Greg Rego, Mike Byrne, Matt Dumas and Matt Deeb. Matt Deeb was one of 5 Deeb brothers to play through the night -- the Deeb clan: Matt, Brian, Jon, Josiah, Koury.
Curt Schilling 100 innings
Curt Schilling and Family address participants.
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100 innings, national anthem
National Anthem from Adams Field in Quincy, MA.
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2008 - CURT SCHILLING MAKES AN APPEARANCE, FUNDRAISING SURPASSES $400k

Date: Saturday, August 30, 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, August 31, 3:10 p.m.
Time: 30+ straight hours
Location: Adams Field, Quincy, MA
Score: Knights 91, Daze 78
Amount Raised: $60,000

This Labor Day weekend, players from the Boston Men's Baseball League, Park, Yawkey, Cranberry, MIBL, BABL and several other local leagues successfully completed the 5th Annual 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular to raise funds for Curt's Pitch for ALS, the charity of legend Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox.

Curt and Shonda Schilling were on hand Saturday afternoon to thank the participants for their support and to offer some words. After watching Mike Pollak of the MABL White Sox get hit by a pitch, Curt heckled: "Don't worry. That should feel better by the 70th inning."

When Curt addressed the players in attendance he also joked about the physical condition of some of the athletes saying: "Being here makes me want to work harder in the off season. I'm seeing some bodies around here that I don't want to resemble."

The big hitter appears to be Neil Sisson of the Medford Angels, one of 11 athletes to play all 100 innings. Sisson led all 100 Inning batters by going 18 for 34 at a .529 clip. Dave Joseph of the Brockton A's was the hero on the mound, tossing more than 35 of the 100 innings!

100 Innings of Baseball
100 Innings players on Saturday with Curt Schilling at Adams Field in Quincy
  Curt Schilling, Shonda Schilling
Curt & Shonda Schilling thank players
2007 - FOUR-YEAR FUNDRAISING TOTAL HITS $373,435 FOR ALS

Date: Saturday, May 27, 9:30 a.m. through Sunday, May 28, 2:45 p.m.
Time: 29+ straight hours
Location: Adams Field, Quincy, MA
Score: Team Endurance 99, Team Stamina 72
Amount Raised: $65,152

This Memorial Day Weekend, we once again partnered with the ALS Association MA Chapter and Curt's Pitch for ALS to play the 4th Annual 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular. Curt Schilling's wife Shonda even pitched on Saturday afternoon.

Teams and players from the Boston Men's Baseball League, Yawkey League, Park League, MIBL and Bambuu Leagues all participated and helped bring the fundraising total close to $400,000 since the game's inception. 100 Inning Games are also in planning stages in Rhode Island, Houston, Texas, and Omaha, Nebraska for 2008.

Daryl Pina, Shonda Schilling
The Indians' Daryl Pina bats vs. Shonda Schilling.
100 Innings
Final Score: Team Endurance 99, Team Stamina 72
2006 - THREE-YEAR FUNDRAISING FOR ALS TOPS $300,000

Date: Saturday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, April 23, 4:00 p.m.
Time: 31 straight hours
Location: Fitton Field @ Holy Cross in Worcester, MA
Score: Team Stamina 69, Team Endurance 66
Amount Raised: $87,461
100 Innings pictures, media and more : 2006 Web Site

The 3rd Annual 100 Innings of Baseball lasted exactly 100 innings and lasted about 31 straight hours. More than 100 players suited up to play, and 22 players participated the entire game, including umpire Walt Bentson.

Down 65-66 in the 97th inning, Matt Dumas delivered a 2-RBI single to give Team Stamina a 67-66 lead, one they would not relinquish. Team Stamina went on to defeat Team Endurance, 69-66. Dumas also had the first hit of the game, 96 innings earlier in the top of the 1st. John Silk was the winning pitcher of record. Of note, Shonda Schilling (Curt's wife) pitched the 94th inning for Team Endurance, allowing 1 earned run off a hit batsman and a double.

Walter Bentson
Walter Bentson presented honorary chair.
Shonda Schilling
Shonda Schilling pitches the 94th inning.

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2005 - CURT SCHILLING SAYS: "THEY MUST BE A LITTLE CRAZY"

Date: Saturday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, April 17, 4:30 p.m.
Time: 31.5 straight hours
Location: Campanelli Stadium, Brockton, MA
Score: Team Marciano 88, Team Hagler 79
Amount Raised: $108,873
100 Innings pictures, media and more : 2005 Web Site

For the second straight year, local ball players teamed up with Curt Schilling and The ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter to hold a 100 inning baseball game. 175 players ultimately suited up and played in the marathon game to raise money for Lou Gehrig's disease at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, MA -- home of the Brockton Rox professional baseball club. In fact, 21 players played all 100 innings! Ballplayers were primarily from Boston, but also came from Maryland, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and even Canada to play.

Here's what Curt Schilling had to say:

Curt Schilling "On behalf of Shonda and myself, we want to take the time to thank you all for your efforts in once again making the 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular a huge success. We want you to know that we sincerely appreciate you all putting your weekend on hold and your bodies on the line to get together for such an amazing purpose, though I must say, you guys who played all 100 Innings must be a little crazy!

In just two years time, this event is responsible for raising over $200,000 that will go directly toward helping patients and families that are battling with ALS. It is through the generosity, hard work, and creativity of people like yourselves that we are able to slowly and surely get closer to the light at the end of the tunnel and ultimately eliminate this horrible disease. We wish you all good luck with your upcoming season and thank you again from the bottom of our heart."

Team Hagler
Team Hagler starters.
Jay Wisner
Jay Wisner for Team Marciano.

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2004 - INAUGURAL 100 INNING GAME GOES EXTRA INNINGS

Date: Saturday, April 17, 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, April 18, 6:00 p.m.
Time: 33 straight hours (101 innings)
Location: Kelly Field, Hyde Park, MA
Score: Gehrig's Stamina 100, Schilling's Endurance 51
Amount Raised: $111,949
100 Innings pictures, media and more : 2004 Web Site

Boston local amateur baseball players teamed up with Curt Schilling and The ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter by holding what SABR confirmed is the longest baseball game ever played -- 101 innings. 183 players ultimately suited up and played in the record-breaking game to raise money for Lou Gehrig's disease. 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 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.

Kathy Rivers
Hyde Park State Rep, Angelo Scaccia and ALS patient Kathy Rivers pose with catcher Mike Kiely.
Shonda Schilling
Shonda Schilling (Curt's wife) rips a single.

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