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9 truly legendary performances from Legends and Celebrity Softball Game history

Kevin James doubles

The All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game takes place on Sunday -- with Andre Dawson, Kevin Love, Fat Joe and others lacing up their spikes. In honor of this historic event (which, let's be honest, should be a factor in determining World Series home-field advantage), we've compiled some of the more memorable performances over the past five years. Enjoy.

Bobby Knight, 2009

Unfortunately, we don't have any footage of Bobby Knight batting. But we do have Bobby Knight pulling some vintage Bobby Knight:


Well, close to vintage:

Bo Jackson, 2010

Along with baseball, football and video games, Bo also knows softball. And he proved it at the 2010 All-Star Weekend, crushing a home run far beyond the softball wall to the warning track of the actual baseball field:


Chingy, 2009

We don't have any actual video of Chingy playing, but just the fact that he was thurr puts him on this list.


Right thurr.

Mike Piazza, 2013

After slugging 98 home runs at Shea Stadium while playing for the Mets, Piazza never got a chance to hit one out of Citi Field. Until his first at-bat last year:


Joe Carter, 2012

Carter hit a home run that not only cleared the softball field fence, but also the Kauffman Stadium fence. In fact, it may have cleared the entire stadium. We're not really sure where it landed:


And his trot probably brought back a few memories for Blue Jays fans:


Jennie Finch, 2010

OK, yes, Finch is one of the best softball players ever. But still, making MLB Hall of Famers look silly at home plate is a tough thing to do:


Later in the game, she also became the first woman to hit a home run in Legends and Celebrity Softball Game history:


Rickey Henderson, 2010, 2011, 2013

But Rickey would get his revenge, because Rickey is the greatest of all time. The 10-time All-Star has hit home runs in three contests dating back to 2010.




Kevin James, 2013

The King of Queens showed off some blazing speed in his home ballpark, stretching this line drive into a double and executing one of the greatest slides we've ever seen: 




Nelly, 2009

Nelly, who came close to giving pro baseball a shot back in the day, put on an MVP-worthy performance at Busch Stadium five years ago. He made diving catches:


Hit monster opposite-field home runs:


And even ran through walls for his team:


Hey, what do you expect? He's from the Lou and he's proud: