Published June 08, 2009
WRENTHAM, Mass. – 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 36 straight hours of ball over the weekend, raising an estimated $75,000 for charity.
The event, billed by organizers as the world's longest baseball game, 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, which was still being counted Monday morning, will go to a number of charities, including Curt's Pitch for ALS and the March of Dimes.
The top fund raisers get to attend a lunch with former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.
The final score was Away 348, Home 339.