It’s one of the more underrated moments of the MLB All-Star weekend, an All-Star game of some sorts. It’s filled with celebrities and fan-favorites, just like any other baseball game.
But this one is different: It’s the Celebrity All-Star game.
Filled with laughter and a side of actual semi-quality softball, the event showcases actors, actresses and professional athletes across the spectrum.
And yes, once again, long-time manager Jamie Foxx will be there. This time, the Oscar and Grammy Award winner will look to take home the win after falling 28-22 in last year’s game. Foxx was the winning manager back in 2016.
There will also be a taste of local D.C. flavor in the contest, as Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Wizards point guard John Wall will participate. Hopefully, he won’t be on the mound.
Not the worst first pitch I’ve ever seen. Looking at you John Wall. pic.twitter.com/8nAZCoZ24e— Kyle Ashton (@beefdaddy4) June 23, 2018
Here are all the details you need to know before the Celebrity Softball game:
When: Sunday, July 15
Where: Nationals Park
TV: Live on MLB Network at 7:30 p.m., or 30 minutes after the Futures game
Tape Delay: Monday, July 16 on ESPN at 10 p.m., or directly after the 2018 Home Run Derby
Who else will be there?
In addition to Foxx, Norman and Wall the following actors, actresses, hosts and professional athletes will participate:
Ashley Greene — Actress — Alice Cullen in “Twilight”
Dascha Polanco — Actress — Daya Diaz in “Orange is the New Black”
Taylor Kinney — Actor — Kelly Severide in “Chicago Fire”
Christopher Jackson —Actor — George Washington in “Hamilton” the musical
Skai Jackson — Actress — Zuri Ross in “Jessie” and “Bunk’d”
Brandon Larracuente — Actor — Jeff Atkins in “13 Reasons Why”
Quincy Brown — Actor — Chris Collins in “Brotherly Love”
Bill Nye — Host — The TV show “Bill Nye the Science Guy”
Scott Rogowsky — Host — The game show app “HQ”
Jessica Mendoza —Broadcaster, former softball player — ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball
Jennie Finch — Former softball player and Olympian
Mike Mizanin — Wrestler — On WWE as “The Miz”
We can’t forget about the former MLB players as well:
Torii Hunter — 19-year veteran and 5x All-Star — Won the Gold Glove nine straight seasons
Tim Raines — 23-year veteran and 7x All-Star — Fifth in MLB with 808 career stolen bases
Bernie Williams — 16-year veteran and 5x All-Star — Won the World Series four times with the Yankees
Cliff Floyd — 17-year veteran and 1x All-Star — Won the World Series his first year with the then-Florida Marlins
Steve Finley — 19-year veteran and 2x All-Star — Led MLB twice in triples
Andre Dawson — 21-year veteran and 8x All-Star — Was the MVP in 1987 when he led the National League in home runs (49) and RBI (137)
Carlos Pena —14-year veteran and 1x All-Star — Led the American League in home runs (39) in 2009
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