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Ted Batchelor Runs the Bases on Fire!!


8-15-2010
by Fire Falls
Savannah Georgia Grayson Stadium


On Saturday night August 14, 2010 a great baseball crowd was treated to a spectacle never witnessed before as Ted A. Batchelor was ignited at home plate and ran the 360 ft. around the bases at Historic Grayson Stadium Home of the class A baseall affiliate of the New York Mets (The Sand gnats).

Batchelor was lit by a fan picked from the crowd, Mr. Chris Corey, who lives a few blocks from the stadium. Chris was briefed on the dangers of the torch but insisted he was ready.

The trip took all of about 45 seconds as Batchelor slid into home head first to end the burn. At first base was Gregg Gilkey stunt coordinator--second base safety-Grant Batchelor--at shortstop with a blast of fuel was Matt Rogers--at home was Debby Batchelor and Nina Gilkey with fire suppression. The 3 co2 fire extinguishers were donated by Chris Hendrix of Hendrix Fire Equip. Thank you Chris-Whew!

Batchelor and crew hope to travel the Minor and Major League circuit this summer on to their goal to be lit on fire in every state at least once!

Mr. Batchelor wants to thank Chase Polhemus of the Sand Gnats for hanging in there and "trusting our crew" to complete this 35 year dream. Also Ted thanks the Savannah fire dept. -Fire Marshall and Four Points By Sheraton Hotel Manager Michele Rigilano for helping with transactions to obtain the fire permit.

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Last 10 Burns
2015
December 12 Three minutes 3 seconds Tokyo Japan (Yamanogou) Personal best!!! Old style.Television production. 
December 04 2 minutes 45 seconds practice for Japan trip! *
November 29 1 minute 19 seconds first practice for Japan trip. *
July 10 44 seconds. "Running Bases on FIRE!!" for the Norfolk Tides! Great Stadium! Great Fans!! First time on fire in Virginia!! 
April 24 48 seconds! Ran. bases on fire!! For the Bridgeport Bluefish!!! Fun!!! Great people and fans!!!! First time on fire in Connecticut!! 
2014
June 05 2 minutes Fire falls farm *
2013
December 06 53 seconds - Salinas California Airport "Longest Run on Fire" TBD -History Channel **
December 05 61seconds Salinas Fire Dept #3 California. History Channel. 
October 19 38 seconds for 21 people!!!! New Guinness World Record!! **
October 09 35 seconds 36 seconds 2 burns traning for igniters  *

* Denotes Practice
** Performed for Guinness World Records


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