October 8th, 2010
Tomorrow morning, Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Adams Field in Quincy MA, Curt Schilling’s 7th annual 100 Innings of Baseball kicks off at 9:00am.
Started in 2004, The 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular began as a fundraiser for Curt’s Pitch for ALS program to aid the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease to raise money for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. To date, the world’s longest game has raised $470,000.
Curt’s son, 15-year-old Gehrig Schilling (named for the legend) is expected to take the mound on Sunday at noon joined by his Medfield teammates. In addition, Gehrig’s Team Medfield will be managed by Curt Schilling during this marathon game.
The game, played for 100 straight innings and lasts about 33 hours, consists of ballplayers from across Metro-Boston and New England who will play nonstop, all day and night, until 100 innings are completed. The contest is expected to end sometime Sunday afternoon.
2010’s proceeds will 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.
For more information, please check out their website, and if you are in the neighborhood over the weekend, please stop by and lend your support. If I wasn’t 6 hours away, I would SO be there…