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All-Star Game 2013

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TACO BELL ALL-STAR LEGENDS & CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME
JULY 14th - CITI FIELD

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES.


A.J. CALLOWAY

  • Favorite team is the Yankees
  • Favorite player is Jackie Robinson


CRAIG CARTON

  • Favorite team is the New York Yankees
  • Favorite baseball memory is Game 6 of the 1986 World Series


ANDRE DAWSON

Andre Dawson was a 2010 inductee to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Dawson played 21 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Montreal Expos (1976-86), the Chicago Cubs (1987-1992), the Boston Red Sox (1993-1994) and the Florida Marlins (1995-96). He was the recipient of the 1977 National League Rookie of the Year Award. He posted 78 extra-base hits (36 2B, 10 3B, 32 HR) in 1983 for the Expos. Dawson was named N.L. MVP in 1987 after hitting 49 home runs with 137 RBI for the Cubs. "The Hawk" was an eight-time N.L. All-Star (1981-1983 and 1987-1991) and an eight-time Gold Glove winner. He had 13 seasons of 20 or more home runs. Andre was a member of both the 1981 N.L. East Champion Montreal Expos and the 1989 N.L. East Champion Chicago Cubs. Dawson is now a special assistant to the President of the Miami Marlins.


JAMES DENTON

  • He is a Twins season ticket holder
  • Homered off of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych in the Detroit 2005 All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game
  • Owner of the Fullerton Flyers which won the Golden League Championship with the late Gary Carter managing
  • Movie "Grace Unplugged" with Kevin Pollak in theaters October 4th
  • Movie "Unexpected Occupancy" with Marlee Matlin and Paul Sorvino out this fall


BOOMER ESIASON

Favorite team is the New York Mets and his favorite players - Bud Harrelson, Darryl Strawberry, Tom Seaver, Tug McGraw. Boomer's favorite baseball Memory - waiting for my dad to pick me up to take me to Shea Stadium & the 1969 Miracle Mets. Boomer is currently involved with the Boomer Esiason Foundation which is fighting cystic fibrosis.


ROLLIE FINGERS

Rollie Fingers pitched in the Major Leagues from 1968-1985 and was a key pitcher for Oakland's three straight World Series Championship teams from 1972-74. A 1992 inductee to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he was a seven-time All-Star and the 1981 winner of both the American League Most Valuable Player and the A.L. Cy Young Award after going 6-3 with a 1.04 ERA and 28 saves for the Brewers. Fingers was the Most Valuable Player of the 1974 World Series after going 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and two saves in four games. Fingers won 10 or more games in four seasons and led his League in saves and games pitched three times each.


JOHN FRANCO

John Franco played 21 seasons in the Majors as a left-handed reliever for the Cincinnati Reds (1984-89), Mets (1990-2004) and Houston Astros (2005). The Brooklyn, New York native compiled a career record of 90-87 with 424 saves and a 2.89 ERA over 1,119 appearances. In 1,245.2 innings pitched, he permitted 466 runs (400 earned) on 1,166 hits with 495 walks and 975 strikeouts. The four-time N.L. All-Star (1986-87, 89-90) led the N.L. in saves on three occasions - 1988 (39 saves), 1990 (33) and 1994 (30). A product of St. John's University, Franco ranks fourth on Major League Baseball's all-time saves list, and he holds the record for saves by a left-handed pitcher. In 15 career Postseason appearances, all with the Mets, Franco was 2-0 with one save and a 1.88 ERA (three earned runs in 14.1 innings pitched). John was acquired by the Mets in December 1989 along with Don Brown from the Reds in exchange for Randy Myers and Kip Gross. Franco, who was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame last June, is currently in his fifth season as a Club Ambassador for the Mets.


DWIGHT "DOC" GOODEN

Dwight Gooden pitched in the Major Leagues from 1984-2000 with the New York Mets (1984-1994), the New York Yankees (1996-1997, 2000), the Cleveland Indians (1998-1999), the Houston Astros (2000) and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2000). After a Rookie of the Year-winning debut season in 1984, he won the 1985 National League Cy Young Award with a 24-4 record and a 1.53 ERA. "Doctor K" was a four-time N.L. All-Star (1984-86, 88) and the ace of the Club's 1986 World Series Championship team. He was the starting pitcher for the Senior Circuit in the 1986 Midsummer Classic in Houston. The Florida native won at least 15 games in six of his first seven Major League seasons and won 17 games or more in five of his first seven years. Gooden threw a no-hitter for the Yankees in the 1996 season, and he was a part of the Club's World Championships in both 1996 and 2000. He posted a 194-112 mark with a 3.51 ERA in his 16-year career.


MALLORY HAGAN

  • Favorite team is the New York Yankees
  • Favorite player is Chipper Jones
  • Every summer for her paw's birthday, her family used to go to a Braves game for the day. That's the one MLB game per year that she saw!


RICKEY HENDERSON

Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009, Henderson is a 10 time All-Star (1980, 82-88, 90-91), Gold Glover (1981), three-time Silver Slugger (1981, 85, 90), AL MVP (1990) and two-time World Series Champion (OAK 1989, TOR 1993). Highly regard as the best leadoff hitter and base runner, he earned himself the nickname "The Man of Steal" and currently holds the Major League records for runs scored (2,295) and stolen bases (1,406). Henderson hit .279 on 3,005 hits with 510 doubles, 297 home runs and 1,115 RBI over his 25 year Major League career. Gooden threw a no-hitter for the Yankees in the 1996 season, and he was a part of the Club's World Championships in both 1996 and 2000. He posted a 194-112 mark with a 3.51 ERA in his 16-year career.


KEVIN JAMES

  • Favorite team is the New York Mets
  • Favorite player is David Wright
  • Grownups 2 - out July 12th!!!


FRED LYNN

Fred Lynn was a Major League outfielder from 1974-1990 with the Boston Red Sox (1974-80), the California Angels (1981-84), the Baltimore Orioles (1985-88), the Detroit Tigers (1988-89) and the San Diego Padres (1990). He was an All-Star in each of his first nine Major League seasons. In 1975 (.331, 47 2B, 21 HR, 105 RBI, .566 SLG), he became the first player in history to win Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors in the same season en route to helping Boston secure the American League pennant. Lynn set career highs with an American League-best .333 average, 116 runs, 39 homers and 122 RBI in 1979. The University of Southern California product was a four-time Gold Glove winner. He hit the only grand slam in All-Star Game history in 1983 at Comiskey Park in Chicago.


OZZIE SMITH

Ozzie Smith played in the Major Leagues from 1978-1996 with the San Diego Padres (1978-81) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1982-1996). "The Wizard of Oz" was a 2002 inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, a 15-time National League All-Star and a 13-time Gold Glove winner. He finished his career with 2,460 hits and 580 stolen bases. Smith played in three World Series with the Cardinals and helped St. Louis win the 1982 World Series Championship. He finished second in NL Most Valuable Player voting in 1987 after setting career-highs with 104 runs, 40 doubles, 75 RBI and 89 walks. Ozzie was named MVP of the 1985 NL Championship Series after hitting .435 with a home run and three RBI; hit walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth of Game 5 of the '85 NLCS.


DARRYL STRAWBERRY

Darryl Strawberry was a Major League outfielder from 1983-1999 with the New York Mets (1983-90), Los Angeles Dodgers (1991-93), San Francisco Giants (1994) and the New York Yankees (1995-99). Former Rookie of the Year (1983), Strawberry is an eight time All-Star (1984-91), two time Sliver Slugger (1988, 90) and part of the 30-30 clubs (30HR & 30SB, 1987). In addition, Strawberry is a four-time World Series Champion with the New York Mets (1986) and the New York Yankees (1996, 98-99). In the Strawberry was on the winning team eight out of ten times, in 40 postseason games, Strawberry hit nine home runs with 22 RBIs and 20 runs scored. In MLB history, Strawberry is one of three players to have played for four of the storied francizes in the Mets, Yankees, Dodgers and Giants.


FRANK "BIG HURT" THOMAS

Thomas was a designated hitter and first basemen from 1990-2008 with the Chicago White Sox (1990-2005), Oakland Athletics (2006, 08) and Toronto Blue Jays (2007-08). The Big Hurt a five-time All-Star (1993-97) two-time AL MVP (1993-94) and 1997 AL batting title champion hit, .301 with 2,468 hit, 521 home runs, 1,704 RBI over a 19 year Major League career. Thomas, known for his menacing home run power was nicknamed "The Big Hurt" by broadcaster Ken Harrelson, during the 1992 season. Thomas set many White Sox batting records, as all-time leader in runs scored (1,327), home runs (448), doubles (447), RBI (1,465), extra-base hits (906), walks (1,466), total bases (3,949), slugging percentage (.568) and on-base percentage (.427). At the time of his departure from the White Sox, his 448 home runs were more than twice as many as any other individual player had hit for the Sox in their 104-year history.


GARY VALENTINE

  • Favorite team is the New York Mets
  • Favorite players are Mike Piazza, Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter
  • Favorite baseball memory is the 1986 World Series
  • Regular guest on "Round Table" on Chelsea Lately
  • Shooting independent movie "1 hour Standup Special"


JOSH WEGE

  • Favorite team is the Washington Nationals
  • Favorite player is Josh Hamilton
  • Plays full time for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team


BERNIE WILLIAMS

Williams, the four-time gold glove center fielder played his entire 16-year career with the New York Yankees from 1991 through 2006. Over his career, Williams hit .297 on 2,336 hits, 287 home runs, 1,257 RBI and 449 doubles. The five-time All-Star (1997-2001) and four-time World Series Champion (1997-2000) Williams currently holds the career postseason record for runs batted in (80), and is second all-time for postseason home runs (22), doubles (29), total hits (128), total bases (223), and runs scored (83), and third in postseason games played (121).