Baseball team nets Subway commercial for 87-game win streak

Jonathan Wall

Question: What do you give a high school baseball team that already has a national-record 87-game winning streak and a state title in the trophy case? How about a commercial.

The Martensdale-St. Marys (Iowa) High School baseball team thought it had it all after setting the national record for consecutive wins at the end of last season ... until Subway called and offered the team a chance to be in one of the sandwich company's upcoming television ads.

Ever since the baseball team inched closer to the national record for consecutive wins last season, the entire country started to take notice -- including Subway. As the Des Moines Register noted in a recent article, the idea to include the baseball team in an ad came about when the company decided it wanted to put 10 prep athletes or teams in a campaign, along with some of the current pro athletes that already represent the sandwich chain.

After finding a Subway site outside town, the entire team showed up and endured two days of filming to get the right shot. Needless to say, the team would have rather been outside playing baseball or sleeping during most of the shooting.

"I think some of the guys got a little bored," Martensdale-St. Mary's head coach Justin Dehmer told the Des Moines Register. "There was a lot of sitting around and waiting. The film crew wanted to get just the right shot. I'm excited to see the final product."


Clearly, the life of an athlete isn't always glamorous. But considering most high school baseball players never get the opportunity to be in a national ad campaign, most of the guys on the team were probably just happy to have their mug on television.

Subway said the ad featuring the team will appear on its official website and Facebook page on Sept. 7. Expect to see an increase in web traffic from the state of Iowa on that particular day.

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