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Military Vets Hope 74-hour Baseball Game Breaks World Record

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Military Vets Hope 74-hour Baseball Game Breaks World Record

SAUGET, Ill. (AP) – A group of military veterans who gathered at GCS Ballpark hopes their Memorial Day weekend effort to play the longest non-stop baseball game ever was successful. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the marathon game ended about 10:20 a.m. Monday after 74 hours, 26 minutes and 52 seconds. Two teams of 28 […]

Military Vets Hope 74-hour Baseball Game Breaks World Record

SAUGET, Ill. (AP) – A group of military veterans who gathered at GCS Ballpark hopes their Memorial Day weekend effort to play the longest non-stop baseball game ever was successful.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the marathon game ended about 10:20 a.m. Monday after 74 hours, 26 minutes and 52 seconds. Two teams of 28 players from around the country participated. The game started at 7:40 a.m. Friday at GCS Ballpark in Sauget.

The game went on for 292 innings.

The blue team beat the gray team by a score of 396-255. The game raised more than $100,000 for St. Louis-based  “The Mission Continues” a veterans’ nonprofit group .

Participants now plan to submit evidence of their game to the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

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