Chris Distefano to Play in Celebrity Softball Game July 13th
JANUARY JONES, ROB RIGGLE, ANDY COHEN, NELLY AND MORE TO JOIN
TWINS LEGENDS AND BASEBALL HALL OF FAMERS IN THE
2014 TACO BELL® ALL-STAR LEGENDS & CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME
Twins Legends Jack Morris and Jim Thome to Join
Baseball Greats Andre Dawson, Mike Piazza, Ozzie Smith, John Smoltz and More
Game Will Be Televised Immediately Following the
Gillette Home Run Derby on ESPN on July 13th
January Jones of Mad Men, multi-Grammy Award winning rapper and singer-songwriter Nelly, actor and comedian Rob Riggle, and TV personality and producer Andy Cohen will join additional celebrity participants alongside Twins Legends and Baseball Hall of Famers in the 2014 Taco Bell® Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Target Field on Sunday, July 13th. The Softball Game will be televised immediately following the Gillette Home Run Derby on ESPN on July 13th.
Riggle, starring in this summer’s comedy Let’s Be Cops, Jones, Nelly and Cohen will join comedian Chris Distefano, model Melanie Iglesias, MTV personality Sway and hip hop star Fat Joe, hosts of MTV2’s baseball show Off the Bat; Olympic Softball gold medalist Jennie Finch; actor Charlie McDermott from The Middle; Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, who is from Minneapolis; actor Dylan O’Brien of this fall’s The Maze Runner, who are all scheduled to participate.
Baseball Hall of Famers Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson, Ozzie Smith; plus MLB Legends Fred Lynn, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines and John Smoltz are also scheduled to participate.
These participants will join previously announced names, including Minnesota residents and TV personalities Andrew Zimmern and James Denton; Twins Legends Jack Morris and Jim Thome; plus Minnesota sports stars Kevin Love of the Timberwolves, Maya Moore of the Lynx, Zach Parise of the Wild and Adrian Peterson of the Vikings. Actor Jon Hamm is no longer scheduled to participate due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts.
The Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game is the second game of a fun doubleheader of activity at Target Field during Taco Bell All-Star Sunday. Preceding the softball game will be the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will air live on MLB Network at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, featuring some of MLB’s best young prospects from the U.S. and around the world. The first time 2014 All-Star Ambassador and Twins player Joe Mauer participated in an MLB All-Star event was in the 2003 All-Star Futures Game during All-Star Sunday, before being promoted to the Twins roster in 2004.
The Taco Bell® All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game will be televised by ESPN at approximately 10:30 p.m. Eastern immediately following the Gillette Home Run Derby which begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, July 14th. The Game will also be available via the WatchESPN app.
Tickets for Taco Bell All-Star Sunday can be purchased at the official All-Star Game website of Major League Baseball (AllStarGame.com), the Twins official website (twinsbaseball.com) or by calling 1-800-33-Twins or 1-888-FanFest. MasterCard®, the preferred card of Major League Baseball and All-Star Week, is an accepted form of payment.