Major League Baseball on Wednesday announced a lineup of legendary former Major League players and softball superstars who will sign autographs, participate in clinics, lead demonstrations and pose for photos with fans at Capital One PLAY BALL PARK from July 16-19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Former Dodgers All-Stars including Steve Garvey and Fernando Valenzuela, as well as former Angels All-Star & Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero Sr., are among the 40 special guests making appearances at PLAY BALL PARK, the world’s largest and most playable baseball & softball festival. Altogether, more than a dozen former Dodgers are scheduled to appear, also including Ron Cey, Shawn Green and Reggie Smith. Watch this video for a digitally rendered preview of PLAY BALL PARK and MLB Live in DTLA.
Fans have the opportunity to receive free autographs and participate in question-and-answer sessions and clinics led by former players inside the convention center, all included with the price of admission to PLAY BALL PARK’S indoor section. For a limited time, fans can purchase $20 tickets at AllStarGame.com with the code PLAY. Access to all activities outside the convention center in Gilbert Lindsay Plaza, on the Event Deck, Chick Hearn Ct. and Xbox Plaza are free of charge.
In addition to the former Dodgers, PLAY BALL PARK will feature appearances by Hall of Famers such as Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Fergie Jenkins, Juan Marichal, Tim Raines and Dave Winfield, Olympic Gold medalists Lisa Fernandez, Jennie Finch and Natasha Watley and other legends of the game. Additional legends may still be added before All-Star Week.
Click here for a list of current & former players currently scheduled to make appearances at PLAY BALL PARK#
Games and attractions at Capital One PLAY BALL PARK include:
- Batting Cages
- Live Panel Discussions
- Pitching Tunnels
- Home Run Derby VR
- MLB The Show 22 Gaming Stations
- Diamond Clinics with Softball Legends and Coaches from USA Baseball & USA Softball
- Curated Exhibit from the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
- Interactive Display from the Negro Leagues Museum
- Live Cleat Customization Painting
- Mascot Home Run Derbies
- Home Plate Bounce & Home Run Robber
- Performance Training High Energy Drills
Each day of Capital One PLAY BALL PARK also features its own theme day and a free giveaway with the price of admission to PLAY BALL PARK’S indoor section for young fans in attendance:
- Saturday, July 16: Kids Weekend – All-Star Headband
- Sunday, July 17: Kids Weekend – Reusable tokidoki All-Star Bag
- Monday, July 18: Heritage Day – Miniature Fernando Valenzuela Bobblehead
- Tuesday, July 19: Legacy Day Dedicated to Jackie and Rachel Robinson – Commemorative 75th Anniversary Jackie Robinson Pin
- 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of Jackie breaking baseball’s color barrier
- July 19, 2022 is also Rachel’s 100th birthday
In addition to meeting the 40 legends attending Capital One PLAY BALL PARK and taking in the 50+ attractions sprawled across L.A. Live, fans can win exclusive prizes by using the All-Star Experience Pass every day they visit. The Experience Pass is a digital component that allows fans to track their journey through the many PLAY BALL PARK activities. By scanning a personalized QR code, fans can build interactive baseball cards that show their statistics from the games they participate in. Each time they scan their code, fans are also entered to win special prizes including tickets to the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, tickets to the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, tickets to All-Star Saturday, autographed memorabilia, merchandise discounts and more! The Experience Pass also allows attendees to reserve their spot in autograph lines while enjoying other areas of the event.
Capital One PLAY BALL PARK at MLB Live in DTLA opens Saturday, July 16th and runs through Tuesday, July 19th. It is the world’s largest and most playable baseball and softball festival with more than 50 indoor and outdoor attractions for fans of all ages. Indoor PLAY BALL PARK attractions are included in the price of admission, and the only additional costs are for concessions and memorabilia. Access to the outdoor sections of PLAY BALL PARK outside the convention center is free for everyone.
The T-Mobile Home Run Derby headlines Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on Monday, July 18th from Dodger Stadium. ESPN will exclusively televise the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, which will also be available on ESPN Radio and the ESPN App. Spanish-language radio coverage will be available on Univision Radio and the Uforia Audio App.
The MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard returns to Dodger Stadium for the first time in four decades on Tuesday, July 19th. The 2022 Midsummer Classic will join the All-Star Games of 1949, 1959 and 1980 as those hosted by the Dodgers franchise, with the latter two being played in the city of Los Angeles. The 92nd Midsummer Classic will mark the 13th to be played in the state of California, the most among any state. In addition to the games played in Los Angeles, the cities of Anaheim (1967, 1989, 2010), Oakland (1987), San Diego (1978, 1992, 2016) and San Francisco (1961, 1984, 2007) have also hosted Baseball’s annual summer showcase.
The All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by 70 partners in 16 languages across 210 countries and territories. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and Univision Radio (Spanish) will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. For ongoing MLB All-Star Week information, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.