Consider these game stats: 60 consecutive hours of baseball, 169 innings, 451 runs scored and three afternoons of temperatures that broke 100 degrees. (Thankfully, Traube also supplied evaporative coolers for the dugout, and an air conditioning unit through Fabick Rentals.)
In the end, Team Traube Tent defeated Team Leibe Lettering, 249-202, and the producers, sponsors and players shattered the previous world record by 12 hours.
Co-producer Steve Pona was motivated to bring the record back to St. Louis after a Vermont group claimed it with a 48-hour game in 2011. But the most important reason for event was money—more than $150,000—raised for BackStoppers, a charity that supports families of emergency responders killed in the line of duty.