NEW WORLD RECORD:
softball fastpitch game - Caronno Rheavendors
Longest softball game-world record set by Charlottetown
Canada--Two teams in Charlottetown have set the world record
for the longest softball game, after playing a total of
96 hours and 4 minutes of softball.
Player Scott Chandler, said the worst thing about
the game was the weather. "It rained right from the beginning
through to the final out, or seemed to", Chandler said.
"When that cold rain comes down, and you're up at home plate,
I almost floated out to sea," he said, "It made it very difficult."
There were 40 players
in the event, and 20 were involved in play at all times. No
one was allowed to leave the field except in the event of
injury. All players got a break for 30 minutes every six hours.
Lineups of 10 players per team played three shifts
a day: one two hours, one four hours and one six hours.
"With the event starting out with drizzle,
then light showers, then rain, to an eventual monsoon the
players battled through and kept playing", the official
The final score was Mark's Work Wearhouse 1066,
Hunter's Ale House 874, organizer Rick
Apart from trying to break a world record, the
players were raising more than $10,000 for the
Canadian Cancer Society P.E.I. chapter.
Allan MacDonald, Bill Trowsdale, Billy McGarry Brad Mullen,
Chris Halliwell, Cory Maye, Darren Russel, Dave Tompkins,
David Rupert, Harry James, Isabelle Richard, Janice Thistle,
Jason Hambly, Jason Thomson, Jeremy Coles, Joe-Anne MacDougall,
John Younker, Kim James, Lance Jarvis, Mark Johnston, Matthew
Gauthier, Paula Sherren, Rick Thistle, Ryan Deighan, Ryan
Koughan, Samantha McKinnon, Scott Chandler, Scott McInnis,
Sean Maclachlan, Shelly Kay, Stephanie Arsenault, Stephen
Bishop, Tasha McTague, Timothy Keoughan, TJ Cummiskey, Trevor
MacKinnon, Trevor Thistle, Troy Fraser, Tyler Gunter, Tyler
Johnston, Tyson Hughes, Wensel Harris.
The previous world record for the longest
game ever played was set in Quebec by Dollard-des-Ormeaux
which held a softball marathon that lasted 95 hours and 23
minutes in July 2005.
July 8, 2008