Little Leaguers Stage World's Longest Baseball Game


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Last weekend, 817 kids from Wrentham's baseball and softball team got together to play some ball - except this was no ordinary game but a 36-hour marathon that ended with never before seen triple digit innings and scores.

The game was the brainchild of Jim Lucas, one of the Little League coaches, who wanted to get into the record books by trying to beat the current time of 32 hours 29 min and 28 secs, set by a senior baseball league in St. Louis in 2007.

Though it took a year to plan, it went of without a hitch. By 8.01 kids aged 5-15 were ready to play baseball in one of the 40 planned match-ups. While each game lasted only for an hour, the score and innings count continued as the new teams took over. Since there were no breaks between the games, they continued throughout the night and the following morning.

By 4.30 pm on Sunday, the blurry-eyed kids had surpassed the previous record time by a few seconds, but were so pumped up by the cheering crowds, that they continued to play for another 4 hours - beating the current record by almost 3 hours and 30 seconds. The score at the end of this 101 inning marathon won by the visitors, was pretty close 348 vs. 338.

The game ended with a lot of handshakes and goodwill and not only did the kids break the world record (it still has to be confirmed by Guinness Book of Records), but they also raised $75,000 USD, that will be distributed to seven charities.
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  • unicorn87
    unicorn87Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 8:53 am
    OMG!!!!! I would be so tired that I cannot walk. wow
    • happiervibess
      happiervibessFriday, February 5, 2021 at 2:26 pm
      I play softball, and would not survive!
      • tough_girl_1
        tough_girl_1Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5:29 pm
        I play softball and playing for 36 hours would be a little harder
        • doberman
          dobermanThursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:57 am
          i play softball and this is just crazy!
          • yellowheart
            yellowheartThursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:59 am
            this is so cool
            • gecko goesTuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:30 am
              • brody panzerTuesday, November 6, 2018 at 2:25 pm
                im 11 playing with 13 year olds and it is awseome because i am like the 5 best and they give me a expise i will never get again
                • brody panzerTuesday, November 6, 2018 at 2:23 pm
                  i wish i could play baseball this long and i would play all day long
                  • sportspro10
                    sportspro10Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:28 am
                    i love baseball but softball is a cool sport
                    • pro softballMonday, October 29, 2018 at 9:40 am
                      i play softball i am on a team i am on a club team i like it alot