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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Murfreesboro resident participating in 60-hour baseball game for Guinness record

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.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 05, 2012 at 10:11 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: backstoppers, charity, guinness world book of records, st. louis

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   1. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: July 05, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4173774)
Today's forecast for St. Louis: 107 degrees.

One of my coworkers is catching in this game. I'm looking forward to asking him how many innings he caught, and what his batting line looked like.
   2. Guapo Posted: July 05, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4173813)
I had no idea Steve Traschel was still active.
   3. BDC Posted: July 05, 2012 at 04:27 PM (#4173850)
Eh, I want to see if they can sit through 60 hours of Strat-O-Matic.
   4. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: July 05, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4173896)

I was going to say, these guys put those Strat-o-Matic record-breakers to shame.
   5. UCCF Posted: July 05, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4174223)
A game right out of the Iowa Baseball Confederacy. If it starts to rain, they'd better head for higher ground.

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