LOWELL, Mass. — Although the Lowell Spinners game against the Staten Island Yankees was unable to be played on Friday night due to wet grounds, the weather wasn’t going to keep the Lowell Spinners away from honoring the Boston Bruins No. 1 fan Liam Fitzgerald on “Bump Out Cancer Night.“
“I think you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t inspired by Liam’s courage in battling cancer,” said Lowell’s Vice President of Communications Jon Goode. “He was such a visible part of the Bruins season last year we just wanted to find a way to honor Liam at LeLacheur Park.”
Fans in attendance at LeLacheur Park waited through a down pour and rain delay before Liam took the field to attempt the Guinness Book World Record for most people fist-bumping at the same time, a record they set with ease at 2,604. The previous record of world record was 1,082.
The excitement could be felt in the stands, both for the world record and for the strong young kid Liam taking his hat off to thank the thousands of fans that showed up and braved the rain to set the record. The downside was that just after the record was set, the umpiring staff decided to postpone the game.
Fans were able to enjoy the fist-bump, plus post-game fireworks at the park. It was not a good night for baseball, but a good night for Liam Fitzgerald and the fist-bump world record.
Lowell will now play a doubleheader against Staten Island on Saturday night. The first game will start at 4:00 p.m. eastern. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. eastern.