Major League Baseball has announced a few late additions to the rosters for the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Marlins Park (Monday night on ESPN following the T-Mobile Home Run Derby).Among the game's newest contestants are current "Bachelorette" star Rachel Lindsay, "How to Get Away with Murder" actor
Major League Baseball has announced a few late additions to the rosters for the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Marlins Park (Monday night on ESPN following the T-Mobile Home Run Derby).
Among the game's newest contestants are current "Bachelorette" star Rachel Lindsay, "How to Get Away with Murder" actor Billy Brown, actor/singer Christina Milian, and Joey Chestnut, who's fresh off a record-breaking performance that sealed his 10th victory in Nathan's Famous annual hot dog eating contest.
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The latecomers join a star-studded lineup that includes Hollywood stars such as Justin Hartley of "This is Us"; Miles Teller of "Whiplash"; original "Hamilton" cast member and star of the TV show "Bull" Christopher Jackson; William Levy of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter; singer and Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx; singer Jencarlos Canela; Michael Cudlitz from "The Walking Dead"; and Heavy D of "Diesel Brothers." The game will also feature world-class athletes, including a pair of Olympic softball gold medalists in Jennie Finch and Jessica Mendoza (who's also an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analyst) and 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Jason Taylor.
Then there are the baseball legends. Celebrity Softball mainstay Rickey Henderson joins an array of former Marlins, including Hall of Fame inductee Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, seven-time All-Star Tim Raines, eight-time All-Star Andre Dawson, 1997 World Series star and MLB Network analyst Al Leiter, and longtime fan-favorite backstop Benito Santiago.
Between the old-timers and the celebrity guests, the game is sure to feature some memorable moments, hilarious antics and maybe a dinger or two. The action kicks off immediately following the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday.
On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, tune in to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. The 88th All-Star Game, in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.
Megan Zahneis is a reporter for MLB.com.