NEW YORK -- Mets fans Chris Rock and Kevin James will be two of the celebrities that will play in the Taco Bell Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Citi Field on July 14, according to a press release. The game will be televised at approximately 10:30 p.m. on July 15, following the Home Run Derby.
Other celebrities slated to play include actor George Lopez, singer/actress Ashanti, Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, TV host AJ Calloway, ESPN analyst and Olympic Gold medalist Jennie Finch, former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason, radio host Craig Carton, singer/actor Chord Overstreet, actor James Denton, comedian Gary Valentine and Wounded Warrior Amputee softball player Josh Wege.
Former MLB greats that will participate include Mets catcher Mike Piazza, Mets and Yankees outfielder Rickey Henderson, Mets closer John Franco, Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams, Mets and Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden, Mets and Yankees outfielder Darryl Strawberry, Expos outfielder Andre Dawson, A's pitcher Rollie Fingers, Red Sox outfielder Fred Lynn, Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith and White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas.
The Legends & Celebrity game will be preceded by the All-Star Futures Game, which starts at 2 p.m.