Batter gives up Guinness record chase
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At age 52, Mike Filippone of North Babylon says he has retired from attempting to set world baseball batting records.
"I'm done," he said Sunday after spending 19 straight hours knocking balls around Phelps Lane Park in North Babylon.
The effort, which started at 8 a.m. Saturday, fell five hours short of the Guinness World Records 24-hour threshold for setting a record for marathon baseball...