The game will feature the Red Sox vs. the Yankees with Tony LaRussa managing.
The game was slated to start at 7 a.m. today and will end at 7 p.m. Thursday. The game ball will be delivered at 6:45 a.m. by the St. Louis County Metro Air Support team via helicopter to kick off the event.
Each squad has about 25 players, allowing for full team substitutions after three to four hours to give players breaks. There will be medical staff on site. Moore said athletes aren’t allowed to leave the premises and that many will use the breaks to sleep in RVs located at the facility. Umpires have also volunteered their time for the event.
Moore said the temperature is supposed to be over 100 degrees throughout the three days that the game is played.
Money raised from the game will help The Backstoppers, a charity that provides support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of local and county police officers, firefighters, publicly-funded paramedics, EMT’s and volunteer fire protection units who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Backstoppers currently supports 60 families with 58 children and spend $1.8 million directly supporting families last year.