Charity Baseball Game Lasts 101 Innings

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) - It took 101 innings, there were 687 runs scored, and 817 children participated.

The players of the Wrentham Youth Baseball/Softball Association
between the ages of 5 and 15 played for 36 straight hours over the
weekend, raising an estimated $75,000 for charity.

The event was billed by organizers as the world's longest baseball game. It began at 8:01 a.m. Saturday and ended at 8:01 p.m. Sunday.

Coordinator Jim Lucas says the post-game handshake took about 10
minutes.

The money is still being counted. It will go to a number of charities. The top fundraisers get to attend a lunch with former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

The final score was Away 348, Home 339.


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