20th Annual 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular
Scheduled October 7-8, 2023
Length: 100 Innings (TBA hours)
Location: Adams Field, Quincy, MA
Amount Raised: Fundraising for 2023 has not yet begun.
(Cumulative raised: $852,527)
Play or Donate to 100 Innings of Baseball
For Players & Umpires
Players must register to play. Both players and umpires should create a fundraising page so they can begin to collect ALS donations in their name.
For players only. Umpires should contact Walter Bentson.
For players and umpires, so you can collect donation in your name.
Make a donation to ALS in the name of a player or umpire who has created a fundraising page. Or make general donation to ALS in the name of 100 Innings of Baseball.
To support a specific player or umpire who has created a donation page, select them from the menu.
To support a specific player or umpire who did not create a fundraising page, or to make a general donation on behalf of the game.
Two Decades In, 100 Innings of Baseball & the Battle Against ALS Continues
Our ALS partner in 2023 will again be 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 thirteen 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. We expect similar remarkable stories from 2023.
Richard “Ratt” Kennedy, president of The Angel Fund, addresses players and fans before last year’s 100 Innings of Baseball game in Quincy, MA, alongside umpire chief and event organizer, Walter Bentson. The game to date has raised more than $800,000 for ALS research.
Just Released – “The 100th Inning”: A Tale of Baseball and Resilience
Introducing “The 100th Inning,” a compelling documentary that delves deep into the heart of Boston’s iconic baseball culture, interwoven with the heroic fight against ALS. Set against the backdrop of Fenway Park, the film showcases the extraordinary lengths ordinary individuals go to in support of a cause that resonates deeply within the community.
Directed and produced by Alex Koppelman, this narrative captures the raw emotions, personal stories, and indomitable spirit of those battling both on and off the field. Experience a tale of grit, determination, and hope. The red carpet affair and the movie premiere will be October 4th at Salem Cinema.
Read the Playbill from the movie premiere.