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100 INNINGS OF BASEBALL SPECTACULAR

The 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular was born in late February, 2004. Former League Marketing Director, Brett Rudy emailed his teammate, Mike Lembo with the following message, "I have an idea. Let's play a 100-inning baseball game."

And so it began... The two approached BMBL President Steve Wolf with the idea and the trio went to work on the planning. These events happened to coincide with the arrival of Curt Schilling, the newest member of the Boston Red Sox. The decision was made to transform their event into a fundraiser for his Curt's Pitch for ALS program to aid in the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease. The rest is history.

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.

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Curt Schilling and Family address participants.
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National Anthem from Adams Field in Quincy, MA.

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: still being tallied

This Labor Day weekend, the Boston Men's Baseball League with players also from the 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 players on Saturday with Curt Schilling at Adams Field in Quincy
 
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.

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The Indians' Daryl Pina bats vs. Shonda Schilling.

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 :

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.

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Walter Bentson presented honorary chair.
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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, the Boston Men's Baseball League 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 the BMBL, but also came from Maryland, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and even Canada to play.

Here's what Curt Schilling had to say:

"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 starters.

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

The Boston Men's Baseball League 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.

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

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