7th Annual 100 Innings of Baseball Raises About $500,000

Early Bird defeats Worm in Walk-Off in 100th Inning, 73-72

Schilling Manages as Schilling Pitches

This Columbus Day weekend, 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.

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.
  • 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.

In the game’s 7 years, it has raised about $475,000 for ALS. 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.

Media or Photos Contact – Brett Rudy, 617-840-7981, brett.rudy@charityhop.com.

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