Play in the World’s Longest Baseball Game – Help End ALS
The 100 Innings of Baseball Game is a unique marathon event that champions the cause of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Stretching over 100 continuous innings, this game can extend for as long as 30 consecutive hours.
The initiative took root in 2004 upon Curt Schilling’s arrival at the Boston Red Sox. Originally designed as a fundraiser for “Curt’s Pitch for ALS” in association with The ALS Association, the game’s fundraising efforts shifted in 2012 to benefit The Angel Fund. Fans can look forward to the 20th annual game in 2023 scheduled over Columbus Day Weekend, October 7-8, 2023.
Tragically, the fight against ALS has become personal for many associated with the game. Walter Bentson, the umpire chief, and Ratt Kennedy, the president of The Angel Fund, both received diagnoses of ALS.
One of the most notable ripples from the 100 Innings of Baseball was its inspiration to Pete Frates, a Boston College baseball player. Frates would later spearhead the Ice Bucket Challenge, which became the most viral social media campaign in history.
Since its inception, the 100 Innings of Baseball raised over $852,000 for the cause.
Rolling the Credits on ALS: A Close-up on “The 100th Inning”
Inspired from the game, “The 100th Inning,” directed by Alex Koppelman, is a documentary spotlighting an extended baseball game in Boston that raises funds and awareness for ALS. The film captures the emotional and physical investment of local players, diverging from Boston’s usual focus on professional sports to highlight grassroots activism and community involvement.
Boosted by the support of Curt and Shonda Schilling, the event has evolved from a local game to a broader movement for ALS research. Koppelman, who is also a player, brings a unique insider perspective, making the film a multi-layered story about the fight against ALS and the power of community.
Watch The 100th Inning on Amazon now! See the trailer below.
100 Innings by the Year
|Date||Score||Funds Raised||Length & Time||Location||Cumulative|
|2022, October 8-9||Team Bentson 91, Team Kennedy 78||$45,000||100 Innings (27 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$852,527|
|2021, October 9-10||Team Ratt 68, Team Walter 66||$40,000||100 Innings (28 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$807,527|
|2020||Canceled due to COVID||-||-||-||$767,527|
|2019, October 12-13||Welch's Warriors 68, ALS Angels 55||$28,060||100 Innings (31 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$767,527|
|2018, October 6-7||Welch's Warriors 112, Ratt's Angels 90||$30,735||100 Innings (31 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$739,467|
|2017, October 7-8||3rd Base 107, 1st Base 77||$35,000||92 Innings (rain shortened)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$708,732|
|2016, October 8-9||Team Lembo 67, Team Rudy 44||$34,250||75 Innings (rain shortened)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$673,732|
|2015, October 10-11||Team Bentson 82, Team Frates 75||$30,000||100 Innings (29 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$639,482|
|2014, October 11-12||FrateTrains 68, Bentson's Bashers 66||$31,093||100 Innings (28 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$609,482|
|2013, October 12-13||Third Base 79, First Base 69||$48,500||100 Innings (28 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$578,389|
|2012, October 20-21||Team Walter 90, Team Bentson 80||$24,288||100 Innings (30 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$529,889|
|2011, October 8-9||Team Lembo 98, Team Rudy 93||$18,166||100 Innings (30 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$505,601|
|2010, October 9-10||Early Bird 73, Worm 72||$24,000||100 Innings (30 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$487,435|
|2009, September 6-7||Team Schilling 103, Team Curt 59||$30,000||100 Innings (31 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$463,435|
|2008, August 30-31||Knights 91, Daze 78||$60,000||100 Innings (30 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$433,435|
|2007, May 27-28||Team Endurance 99, Team Stamina 72||$65,152||100 Innings (29 hours)||Adams Field, Quincy, MA||$373,435|
|2006, April 22-23||Team Stamina 69, Team Endurance 66||$87,461||100 Innings (31 hours)||Fitton Field @ Holy Cross in Worcester, MA||$308,283|
|2005, April 16-17||Team Marciano 88, Team Hagler 79||$108,873||100 Innings (31.5 hours)||Campanelli Stadium, Brockton, MA||$220,822|
|2004, April 17-18||Gehrig's Stamina 100, Schilling's Endurance 51||$111,949||101 Innings (33 hours)||Kelly Field, Hyde Park, MA||$111,949|