This year marks the 9th Annual 100 Innings of Baseball Game for ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
The approximate 150 adult amateur players will step up to the plate on Saturday October 20th and will continue playing 100 consecutive innings of baseball. Players come from more than a dozen amateur baseball leagues across Greater Boston, including the Park League, Yawkey, Intercity, Cranberry, MABL, MSBL, Diamond, and others. There's about a dozen ' Iron Men ' who have played all 100 innings of the 8 previous games and most of them will be back again.
The 2012 proceeds will benefit The Angel Fund. The organizer, Chief Umpire 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.
My Personal Highlights from the 2011 Game
Last year I got to meet former Red Sox pitcher, Bill Lee (yes, the Spaceman himself). The lead photo for this article features Bill Lee & me! I was fortunate to have played behind him in the OF for a few innings without making an error (I'm mainly an infielder). I had between 3-6 out of around attempts. Bill Lee also knocked me in on one of the hits he had in the game. If he plays this year, I hope to face him at the plate. Now, that would be something to write home (or here) about!
Please consider sponsoring me for this event:
Help me raise money for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/peterschiller/9th-annual-100-innings-of-baseball-game via @firstgiving. This will be my 3rd year playing.
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