After 306 Innings, Group May Have Obtained New Wiffleball Record
By Mike Perleberg
Photo courtesy Stephanie Beneker Dobrik
(Brookville, Ind.) – It appears that a new world record was successfully set in Brookville over the weekend.
A group organized and played what may be the longest wiffleball game in history.
State Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville), who was among those putting the event together and playing, says the effort which began Friday morning ended just after noon Saturday. They were aiming to break the old world record of about 25 ½ hours.
“When calculating in the time that we took for allowable breaks by Guinness Book we think our final playing time was just a little over 28 hours,” McMillin said Sunday.
That was enough time to get in 306 full innings with the final score of 362-312.
Along with McMillin, the participants in the game were Allen Beneker, Brian Patterson, Denny Walter, Zack Grubbs, Josh Grubbs, Jared Schroeder, Brian Meyers and Aaron Cooley.
McMillin says the game was organized to raise funds for Safe Passage domestic violence victims shelter in Batesville. The fundraising total came to about $6,000. Donations can be made to the non-profit shelter anytime at http://www.safepassageinc.org/action.htm.