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Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball GameDescription : The All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game is an annual game that brings former Major League Baseball all-stars and celebrities together in a friendly exhibition. The game is played the day before the Home Run Derby. It has been sponsored by RadioShack and Taco Bell; since 2015, it has no sponsor.The game started in 2001 in Seattle and is played at the site of that year's All-Star Game. It is broadcast on tape delay after the Home Run Derby on ESPN. The current broadcast team is Matt Da... Page:t81

The 2010 Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

The All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game is an annual game that brings former Major League Baseball all-stars and celebrities together in a friendly exhibition. The game is played the day before the Home Run Derby. It has been sponsored by RadioShack and Taco Bell; since 2015, it has no sponsor.

The game started in 2001 in Seattle and is played at the site of that year's All-Star Game. It is broadcast on tape delay after the Home Run Derby on ESPN. The current broadcast team is Matt Danver and Eduardo Pérez.

Rules

From 2001 to 2006, the game used standard softball rules with a temporary wall [220 feet (67 m) from home plate] on the field. In 2007, the rules were changed. Instead of 7 innings, there are only 5 innings with everyone on the team batting, whether or not they are in the field. From 2008–2012, it is unknown how long the game lasted. Since 2013, six innings are played. In place of extra innings, a swing-off was introduced. If the teams were tied at the end of 6 innings, each team would pick a batter in each round. Whoever hits the most home runs in the 5 rounds will win; otherwise, teams play sudden-death rounds until one team homers.

Game Summaries

2001

The 2001 RadioShack Legends and Celebrity Softball Game was played on Sunday, July 8, 2001 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. ESPN broadcast the game after the Home Run Derby. For this game the teams are named after specialty coffee drinks as a nod to the coffee industry in Seattle.

Lineups

EspressosLattes
PlayerLegend/CelebrityPlayerLegend/Celebrity
Kenny MayneCelebrity (Manager)Harold ReynoldsLegend (Manager)
Fred LynnLegendAlvin DavisLegend
Freddie Prinze, Jr.CelebrityChi McBrideCelebrity
Henry SimmonsCelebrityDon MattinglyLegend
Howie LongCelebrityFrederick ThomasCelebrity
Jeff AmentCelebrityJames Van Der BeekCelebrity
Jessica BielCelebrityJim CaviezelCelebrity
Jonathan LipnickiCelebrityJimmy PerezCelebrity
Joy EnriquezCelebrityMichael BadaluccoCelebrity
Keith HernandezLegendPaul WilliamsCelebrity
Lisa FernandezCelebrityGoose GossageLegend
Marc BlucasCelebrityRobert WuhlCelebrity
Matthew LillardCelebrityScott PattersonCelebrity
Meat LoafCelebritySteve GarveyLegend
Ozzie SmithLegendThomas JaneCelebrity
Rick FoxCelebrityTina WessonCelebrity
Tug McGrawLegendTony ToddCelebrity
Vanessa L. WilliamsCelebrityVitamin CCelebrity
Wilmer ValderramaCelebrity

2002

The 2002 Radioshack Legends and Celebrity Softball Game was played on Sunday, July 7, 2002 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ESPN broadcast the game after the Home Run Derby with commentators Dave O'Brien and Rick Sutcliffe. Managers Kenny Mayne and Harold Reynolds also provided on field reporting. Pitcher Dave Winfield had a no-hitter going until the bottom of the third inning when Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke it up with a lead off single. Harold Reynolds' Brew Crew won the game 7-4.

Lineups

WallbangersBrew Crew
OrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPositionOrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPosition
1Joy EnriquezCelebrityRF1Ryne SandbergLegendLCF
2Paul MolitorLegend2B2Ozzie SmithLegendSS
3Howie LongCelebrityRF3Kevin JamesCelebrityLF
4Cecil FielderLegendC4Dave WinfieldLegendP
5Meat LoafCelebrityP5CoolioCelebrityRCF
6Cecil CooperLegend1B6George BrettLegendRF
7Dale Earnhardt Jr.Celebrity3B7Richard SchiffCelebrity2B
8Chi McBrideCelebrity--8Don MattinglyLegend3B
9Rollie FingersLegendLF9John KrukLegend--
10Tony ToddCelebritySS10Nadia DajaniCelebrity--
11Gorman ThomasLegendLF11Picabo StreetCelebrityC
12Glenn LewisCelebrity--12Bradley WhitfordCelebrity1B
13Derek ParraCelebrity--13Harold ReynoldsLegend (Manager)--
14Kenny MayneCelebrity (Manager)--

2003

The 2003 Radioshack Legends and Celebrity Softball Game was played on Sunday, July 13, 2003 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. ESPN broadcast the game after the Home Run Derby with commentators Dave O'Brien and Rick Sutcliffe. Managers Kenny Mayne and Harold Reynolds also provided on field reporting. In the bottom of the third inning, as The Bachelor star Andrew Firestone came to bat, manager Kenny Mayne brought in Firestone's then fiancé from the show, Jen Schefft, to pitch. Firestone popped out to the shortstop and the original pitcher was brought back in. In the next at bat Jimmy Kimmel singled but first baseman Bo Jackson successfully pulled the hidden ball trick on him to record an out. In the top of the fourth inning Jackson came to bat with a wooden bat that had pine tar on it that he claimed was given to him by George Brett. Manager Harold Reynolds challenged the amount of pine tar on the bat but the home plate umpire allowed it and Jackson then hit a home run. Kenny Mayne's Go-Go Sox won the game 7-4.

Lineups

Go-Go SoxSouthside Hitmen
OrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPositionOrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPosition
1Wade BoggsLegend3B1Ozzie SmithLegendSS
2Shannon ElizabethCelebrityRF2Trista RehnCelebrity--
3Chris CheliosCelebrityLCF3Ryne SandbergLegend2B
4Bo JacksonLegend1B4Jim McMahonCelebrity1B
5Harold BainesLegendRCF5Dave WinfieldLegendLF
6Dean CainCelebritySS6Brian McKnightCelebrity--
7Gary CarterLegend--7Fred LynnLegendRCF
8Amy KylerCelebrity--8Jaime FoutchCelebrityLCF
9Adam CarollaCelebrityLF9Andrew FirestoneCelebrity3B
10Jack McDowellLegendP10Jimmy KimmelCelebrityC
11Rollie FingersLegend--11Bret SaberhagenLegend--
12Ms. JadeCelebrity2B12Goose GossageLegendP
13Ian ZieringCelebrityC13Sarah SilvermanCelebrityRF
14Kenny MayneCelebrity (Manager)--14Harold ReynoldsLegend (Manager)--

2004

The 2004 Taco Bell Legends and Celebrity Softball Game was played on Sunday, July 11, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. ESPN broadcast the game after the Home Run Derby with commentators Gary Thorne and Rick Sutcliffe. Managers Kenny Mayne and Harold Reynolds also provided on field reporting. In the bottom of the fourth inning, after three consecutive inside pitches, batter Nick Lachey charged pitcher Goose Gossage resulting in a faux bench clearing. The National League won 15-8.

Lineups

NationalAmerican
OrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPositionOrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPosition
1Ozzie SmithLegendSS1Fred LynnLegendLCF
2Nick LacheyCelebrityRF2Shandi FinnesseyCelebrityRF
3Jaime FoutchCelebrity2B3Will ClarkLegend1B
4Tony ToddCelebrity3B4Cecil FielderLegend--
5Cesar CedenoLegendRCF5Matthew ModineCelebrity3B
6Dave WinfieldLegend1B6Harold ReynoldsLegend (Manager)SS
7Adam RodriguezCelebrity--7Rollie FingersLegendRCF
8Kenny MayneCelebrity (Manager)LCF8Jimmy KimmelCelebrityC
9Clyde DrexlerCelebrityLF9Sarah SilvermanCelebrity--
10Leeann TweedenCelebrity--10Goose GossageLegendP
11Bill RancicCelebrityC11Christa WilliamsCelebrity2B
12Mike ScottLegend--12Charlie MaherCelebrityLF
13Larry DierkerLegendP13Sheryl SwoopesCelebrityUMP*
14Fernando ValenzuelaLegend--
  • Due to an ankle injury, Swoopes did not play in the game but was brought in as a replacement home plate umpire in the bottom of the fourth inning after a strike call was disputed by celebrity batter Bill Rancic. The original umpire returned for the fifth inning.

2005

The 2005 Taco Bell Legends and Celebrity Softball Game was played on Sunday, July 10, 2005 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. ESPN broadcast the game after the Home Run Derby with commentators Gary Thorne and Rick Sutcliffe and on field reporter Sam Ryan. The American League won 9-7.

Lineups

NationalAmerican
OrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPositionOrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPosition
1Ozzie SmithLegendSS1Lovie JungCelebrity2B
2Jennie FinchCelebrityP2Fred LynnLegendRCF
3Dave WinfieldLegend1B3Bo JacksonLegend1B
4Andre DawsonLegendRF4Lou WhitakerLegendSS
5Chris CheliosCelebrity2B5Jon KelleyCelebrityC
6James DentonCelebrity3B6Chris WebberCelebrityRF
7Jon LovitzCelebrity--7Billy Bob ThorntonCelebrity--
8Rollie FingersLegendLF8Jim AbbottLegendLF
9Richard SchiffCelebrity--9Harold ReynoldsLegend (Manager)3B
10Leeann TweedenCelebrityRCF10Jon SecadaCelebrityLCF
11Tommy JohnLegend--11Amanda BeardCelebrity--
12Larry Joe CampbellCelebrityC12Mark TremontiCelebrity--
13Jessica WhiteCelebrity--13Willie HernándezLegend--
14Kenny MayneCelebrity (Manager)LCF14Celines ToribioCelebrity--
15Mark FidrychLegendP

2006

The 2006 Taco Bell Legends and Celebrity Softball Game was played on Sunday, July 9, 2006 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ESPN broadcast the game after the Home Run Derby with commentators Gary Thorne and Rick Sutcliffe. Managers Harold Reynolds and John Kruk also provided on field reporting. The National League won 7-5.

Lineups

NationalAmerican
OrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPositionOrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPosition
1Bill MadlockLegend3B1Sarah SilvermanCelebrityLF
2Franco HarrisCelebrityLCF2Dean CainCelebritySS
3Dave ParkerLegendDH3Fred LynnLegendLCF
4Dave WinfieldLegendP4Rollie FingersLegendRCF
5Andre DawsonLegendC5Goose GossageLegend1B
6Ozzie SmithLegendSS6Cowboy TroyCelebrityC
7Carlos BernardCelebrityLF7Harold ReynoldsLegend (Manager)3B
8Gary CarterLegendRCF8Marcus GiamattiCelebrityRF
9Rob ReinerCelebrity1B9Tommy JohnLegendP
10Jimmy KimmelCelebrity2B10Tony PottsCelebrity2B
11Carey HartCelebrityRF11Sal IaconoCelebrity--
12Leeann TweedenCelebrity--12Danny MastersonCelebrity--
13John KrukLegend (Manager)--13Trevor MorganCelebrity--

2007

AL Rosters: Fred Lynn, Rachel Smith, Kenny Mayne (manager), Jerry Rice, James Denton, Bobby Flay, Sal Iacano, Wade Boggs, Rickey Henderson, Dane Cook, Rollie Fingers, ? NL Rosters: Dave Winfield, Jimmy Kimmel (manager), Gary Carter, Robb Nen, J. T. Snow, Rob Scheider, Ernie Banks, Leeann Tweeden, Ozzie Smith, Jeff Garlin, Alyssa Milano, Gavin Newsom, Lisa Guerrero, ?

2008

NL Rosters: Chris Rock, Marlee Manlin, Tim Raines, Ozzie Smith, ? AL Rosters: Maria Menounos, Billy Baldwin, Billy Crystal, Kenny Mayne, Paul O' Neill, Mike Golic, Spike Lee, Goose Gossage, Wade Boggs, Rollie Fingers, ?

2011

The 2011 Taco Bell Legends and Celebrity Softball Game was played on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. ESPN broadcast the game after the Home Run Derby. There were no commentators for the game but managers James Denton and Erin Andrews provided continuous, on field reporting. For this game an inflatable kiddie pool was placed just beyond the shorter softball fence in right-center field as an imitation of the pool just beyond the MLB regulation fence in right-center field. Andrews explained during the telecast that a ball hit into the pool would be worth 4 runs. The National League won 5-3.

Lineups

NationalAmerican
OrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPositionOrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPosition
1Ozzie SmithLegendSS1Rickey HendersonLegendLF
2Larry FitzgeraldCelebrityRCF2Kate UptonCelebrity2B
3Jordin SparksCelebrityRF3Nick JonasCelebrity3B
4Chord OverstreetCelebrityLCF4Rollie FingersLegendP
5Luis GonzalezLegendLF5Chris PrattCelebrity1B
6James DentonCelebrity (Manager)--6Fred LynnLegendRCF
7Jesse WilliamsCelebrity--7Greg GrunbergCelebrity--
8Josh HopkinsCelebrity3B8Jake T. AustinCelebrityC
9Mike PiazzaLegendC9Tim DeKayCelebrity--
10Jason AldeanCelebrity--10Amaury NolascoCelebritySS
11Paul DiMeoCelebrity--11Tom PapaCelebrityRF
12Mark GraceLegend1B12Bernie WilliamsLegendLCF
13Dave AnnableCelebrity2B13Carlos BocanegraCelebrity--
14Steve GarveyLegend--14A.J. CallowayCelebrity--
15Jennie FinchCelebrityP15Erin AndrewsCelebrity (Manager)--

2012

The 2012 Taco Bell Legends and Celebrity Softball Game was played on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. ESPN broadcast the game after the Home Run Derby with commentators Bill Simmons and John Anderson and on field reporter Tim Kurkjian. In the bottom of the second inning Mike Sweeny, Bill Self, and Chord Overstreet hit back-to-back-to-back home runs, a first in L&S Softball history. This game was the first to feature players from the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. Saul Bosquez, US Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Matt Kinsey, US Army, Operation Enduring Freedom, are both members of the Washington Nationals WWAST. Bosquez played for the AL and Kinsey played for the NL. Kinsey hit a home run and won the MVP award. The National League won 21-8.

Lineups

NationalAmerican
OrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPositionOrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPosition
1Ozzie SmithLegendSS1Rickey HendersonLegendLCF
2Jon HammCelebrity3B2Eric StonestreetCelebrityC
3Dave WinfieldLegendRF3Matt CasselCelebrity--
4Jennie FinchCelebrityP4George BrettLegend3B
5Andre DawsonLegend--5Haley ReinhartCelebrity--
6James DentonCelebrityRCF6Mike SweeneyLegend1B
7Rick SutcliffeLegend (Manager)C7Bill SelfCelebrity2B
8Horatio SanzCelebrityLCF8Chord OverstreetCelebrityRCF
9Matt KinseyWounded Warrior1B9Saul BosquezWounded WarriorSS
10David NailCelebrityLF10David CookCelebrityLF
11Steve GarveyLegend--11Joe CarterLegendRF
12Paul DiMeoCelebrity--12Rollie FingersLegendP
13Carlos BocanegraCelebrity2B13Chrissy TeigenCelebrity--
--Bo JacksonLegend (Manager)PH*
  • Bo Jackson was not in the starting lineup due to a hip injury but pinch hit for Joe Carter in the bottom of the sixth inning. Carter was Jackson's courtesy runner; however, Jackson popped out to shortstop to end the game.

2013

In 2013, the Legends/Celebrities Softball Game was won by the "home team" National League in six innings with a strong performance by Jennie Finch (Olympian Softball Player) who pitched a complete game for the NL. She was helped offensively from Mike Piazza (New York Mets Legend), Andre Dawson (Legend), and Josh Wege (Wounded Warrior) hitting home runs. Boomer Esiason (NL manager, television personality) and John Franco (NL co-captain, MLB Legend) were the captains of the victorious National League. Felipe Eraso (a top fundraiser for All-Star 5k Fun Run) hit an inside-the-ballpark home run also scoring actor George Lopez, due to a missed diving catch attempt in the outfield and an errant throw to American League catcher Ashanti. Other players for the National League were Alyssa Milano (actress), Kevin James (actor/comedian), and Legends Darryl Strawberry, Ozzie Smith, and Dwight Gooden. Josh Wege, an amputee wounded in Afghanistan was the co-MVP with Kevin James.

The American League softball team was led by Craig Carton (radio personality/manager) and Bernie Williams (MLB Legend). Rollie Fingers (MLB Legend) had several costly errors and Ashanti (singer) didn’t fare well defensively or at the plate. Other legends for the AL team included Rickey Henderson, Frank Thomas, and Fred Lynn. Actors Chord Overstreet (Glee), James Denton (Desperate Housewives), AJ Calloway (Extra), Gary Valentine (Actor/Comedian), and 2013 Miss America Mallory Hagan participated in the game. Actor/Comedian Chris Rock was reportedly scheduled to appear in the softball game, but wasn’t shown playing.

2014

In 2014, the Legends/Celebrities softball game was held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13. ESPN broadcast the game following the live broadcast of the 2014 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby. This year's game was won by the "away team" National League in six innings with a strong performance by Nelly (rapper) and David Nail (Country Music singer) who both hit two home runs for the NL.

Lineups

NationalAmerican
OrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPositionOrderPlayerLegend/CelebrityPosition
1Ozzie SmithLegendSS1Rickey HendersonLegendLF
2NellyCelebrity3B2Adrian PetersonCelebrityLCF
3Larry FitzgeraldCelebrity3Fat JoeCelebrity
4Mike PiazzaLegendC4Zach PariseCelebritySS
5Nick ClarkWounded Warrior5Jim ThomeLegendDH
6Jennie FinchCelebrityP6Greg ReynoldsWounded Warrior
7Chris DistefanoCelebrity7James DentonCelebrity3B
8John SmoltzLegendP8Fred LynnLegend
9David NailCelebrityLF9January JonesCelebrityC
10Andre DawsonLegend10Rob RiggleCelebrityLF
11Andy CohenCelebrity11Jack MorrisLegendP
12Charlie McDermottCelebrity12SwayCelebrityRF
13Melanie IglesiasCelebrity13Maya MooreCelebrity1B
14Dwight GoodenLegend14Rollie FingersLegendP
15Julie BennettCelebrityP15Andrew ZimmernCelebrity2B

2015

The 2015 Legends/Celebrities Game was held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Vladimir Guerrero was voted MVP as the American guests won.

Lineups

AmericanNational
OrderPlayerCelebrity/LegendPositionOrderPlayerCelebrity/LegendPosition
1Paul O'NeillLegend1Eric DavisLegend
2MacklemoreCelebrity3B2Josh HutchersonCelebrity
3Vladimir GuerreroLegend3Sean CaseyLegend
4Todd ReedWounded Warrior4Miles TellerCelebrity
5Rob RiggleCelebrity/Manager5Urban MeyerCelebrity
6Jordin SparksCelebrity6Jennie FinchCelebrityP
7Fred LynnLegend7Aaron BooneLegend/Manager
8Cole SwindellCelebrity8Snoop DoggCelebrityP
9Bernie WilliamsLegend9Andre DawsonLegendCF
10Charissa ThompsonCelebrity10Kirk HerbstreitCelebrity
11Rollie FingersLegendP11Tim HortonWounded Warrior
12Justin MooreCelebrity12Andy DaltonCelebrity
13Chad LoweCelebrity13Olivia HoltCelebrityRF
14---14Ozzie SmithLegendSS
15---15Nick LacheyCelebrity

2016

Petco Park in San Diego was where the 16th Legends/Celebrities Softball Game was played.

Lineups

AmericanNational
OrderPlayerCelebrity/LegendOrderPlayerCelebrity/Legend
1Rickey HendersonLegend1Ozzie SmithLegend
2Nina AgdalCelebrity2Drew BreesLegend
3J.K. SimmonsCelebrity3Trevor HoffmanLegend
4Curtis PrideLegend4Mark-Paul GosselaarCelebrity
5Chris GaryWounded Warrior5Andy CohenCelebrity
6Jamie FoxxCelebrity6Morris ChestnutLegend
7Rico RodriguezCelebrity7Sterling K. BrownCelebrity
8Peyton MeyerCelebrity8Rollie FingersLegend
9Landon DonovanCelebrity9Mark ConsuelosCelebrity
10Terry CrewsCelebrity10David WellsLegend
11Karan BrarCelebrity11Cameron BoyceCelebrity
12Tyler HoechlinCelebrity12Jennie FinchCelebrity
13Raini RodriguezCelebrity13Pete WentzCelebrity
14Fred LynnLegend14Billy BeanLegend
15Kate PowellCelebrity15Damaris LewisCelebrity
16Tim RainesLegend16Martin DiazWounded Warrior
17Omar MillerCelebrity17Kyle MooneyCelebrity
18--18Andre DawsonLegend
19--19Billy BrownCelebrity
20--20Tim ForemanCelebrity

Results

YearWinning ManagerLosing ManagerScoreSite (Host Team)
2001Kenny Mayne (Espressos)Harold Reynolds (Lattes)8-6 EspressosSafeco Field (Seattle)
2002Harold Reynolds (Brew Crew)Kenny Mayne (Wallbangers)7-4 Brew CrewMiller Park (Milwaukee)
2003Kenny Mayne (Go-Go Sox)Harold Reynolds (Southside Hitmen)7-4 Go-Go SoxU.S. Cellular Field (Chicago White Sox)
2004Kenny Mayne (N.L.)Harold Reynolds (A.L.)15-8 NationalMinute Maid Park (Houston)
2005Harold Reynolds (A.L)Kenny Mayne (N.L.)9-7 AmericanComerica Park (Detroit)
2006John Kruk (N.L.)Harold Reynolds (A.L.)7-5 NationalPNC Park (Pittsburgh)
2007Kenny Mayne (A.L.)Jimmy Kimmel (N.L.)13-9 American AT&T Park (San Francisco)
2008Mike Greenberg (N.L.)Mike Golic (A.L.)8-7 National Yankee Stadium (N.Y. Yankees)
2009Mike Greenberg (N.L.)Mike Golic (A.L.)10-8 National Busch Stadium (St. Louis)
2010Goose Gossage (A.L.)John Kruk (N.L.)15-11 American Angel Stadium (L.A. Angels)
2011James Denton (N.L.)Erin Andrews (A.L.)5-3 National Chase Field (Arizona)
2012Rick Sutcliffe (N.L.)Bo Jackson (A.L.)21-8 NationalKauffman Stadium (Kansas City)
2013Boomer Esiason (N.L.)Craig Carton (A.L.)8-5 National Citi Field (N.Y. Mets)
2014TBD (N.L.)TBD (A.L.)15-4 NationalTarget Field (Minnesota)
2015Rob Riggle (A.L.)Aaron Boone (N.L.)25-21 AmericanGreat American Ball Park (Cincinnati)
2016Jamie Foxx (A.L)Jennie Finch (N.L)8-7 American Petco Park (San Diego)
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