19th Annual 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular
Scheduled October 8-9, 2022
Score: Team Bentson 91, Team Kennedy 78
Length: 100 Innings (27 hours)
Location: Adams Field, Quincy, MA
Amount Raised: $45,000 and counting!
(Cumulative raised: $852,527)
The game may be over, but you can still make a donation!
Our ALS partner in 2022 was again the Angel Fund. Ratt Kennedy has been president of the Angel Fund for 20 years. Ratt lost his father to ALS, then his youngest brother to ALS in 1995. He’s worked tirelessly raising money for Dr. Brown and his staff at UMass Medical Center at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research. In a cruel twist of fate, Ratt, while training for his 31st Boston Marathon in January of 2016 began getting a tingling in his legs. This sensation progressed over the next several weeks and his worst nightmare was realized when he was diagnosed with ALS in April of 2016 carrying the familia gene.
The past twelve 100 inning games, Ratt has been alongside Walter Bentson, our umpire chief also diagnose with ALS, the duration of the game.
In 2022, a total of 21 players were insane enough to play all 100 innings, including Scot Leslie (3rd year in a row) and Mike Santarpio who played all 100 innings in the field. Rob Forrand pitched a record 50 innings!
There were also fifteen 6-man umpiring crews from throughout Massachusetts rotating in every 2 hours supporting Walter, who put on the umpiring gear himself at midnight for his annual appearance behind the plate.
See what the Boston Globe said about this year’s game on the front page of the Sports section: In Quincy, they play 100 innings of baseball in 27-plus hours to strike out ALS.
Walter Bentson Umpires at Midnight During 100 Inning Baseball Game
Umpire Walter Bentson calls balls and strikes at midnight, as has become tradition, during the 100 Innings of Baseball Game in 2022. The game to date has raised more than $850,000 for ALS research.
Zach Santomauro Makes His Audition to Play with the Savannah Bananas
Zach Santomauro makes his audition to play with the Savannah Bananas with a remarkable catch from catcher Jono Gallagher during the 20th innings of the 100 Innings of Baseball Game in 2022 at Adams Field.
Ms. Gagne Hits Home Run
The 7-yo daughter of Ryan Gagne hits a fielder-assisted home run at the 100 Innings of Baseball game in 2022.
Branden Anderson Pitches Shirtless in 39 Degrees
Branden Anderson pitches shirtless in 39 degrees at 3AM after beings asked to remove his white sleeves during his 15th inning of pitching during the 100 Innings of Baseball Game in 2022.