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01/01/13: All ballplayers share one statistic. Each year, they are a year older. Another statistic: According to 2010 U.S. census data, more people graduate from college in Boston than any other metro area in the United States. During and after college, many of these kids play baseball in local amateur leagues. And 10 years after that, these guys are ready for the senior leagues. Therefore, it’s not surprising that senior leagues in Boston have seen explosive growth in recent years. One of the key men behind this growth is Paul Harrington. []

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10/22/12: This weekend, 100+ players and 90 umpires from across a dozen leagues in New England completed the 9th annual 100 Innings of Baseball, including Boston Red Sox legend Lou Merloni. Since the game's inception, the game has supported ALS and has raised more than $527,000 – with proceeds this year supporting The Angel Fund. Walter Bentson, chief umpire and this year's event organizer, was diagnosed 11 years ago with ALS – and spent the midnight shirt with his customary half inning behind the dish. Appropriately, Team Walter defeated Team Bentson, 90-80, in 100 innings, after overcomming a 22-run deficit earlier in the in the 3-straight-hour affair.


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06/15/14: The 11th Annual 100 Innings of Baseball Game will support ALS through The Angel Fund. Walter Bentson, our umpire chief, continues his ALS fight, joined by Pete Frates, the Boston College baseball player and internet sensation responsible for the most succesful viral social media campaign in history: The Ice Bucket Challenge.


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Long before he was Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins star and Major League Baseball home run leader, he was Mike Stanton, a powerful but raw outfielder at Notre Dame Prep in Sherman Oaks, California, best known for his touchdown catches and booming punts with the Knights football team and his 21-point average on the basketball court.