100 Innings Of Baseball To Fight Lou Gehrigs Disease 2009: Athletes Abilities

100 Innings of baseball to fight Lou Gehrigs disease

Athletes of all abilities will play 100 innings of baseball in September to benefit those with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, commonly known as
Lou Gehrig’s disease. Organizers of the 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular expect to raise more than $50,000 from this year’s game, to be played Sept. 5-6 at Adams Field in Quincy. Now in its sixth year, the event already has raised $450,000 to fight ALS. The Quincy event benefits the Massachusetts chapter of the ALS Association as well as Curt Schilling’s Pitch for ALS program. It has drawn the former Red Sox pitcher and his wife, Shonda, to the game in previous years. Shonda Schilling has played several times. The 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular is played as one continuous game that starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 5. Players of all abilities from age 14 and up rotate until the final out is made. “Since it is one continuous game, they get some pretty high scores,†Lembo said. Players raise money to play. Nearly 150 players have participated previously.
ALS is a neuromuscular disease that causes victims to slowly lose control of their muscles, eventually reaching paralysis. There is no known cause, cure or treatment.

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