Former Marlins Pudge Rodriguez, Andre Dawson, Livan Hernandez, Al Leiter, Benito Santiago and Tim Raines are among the stars who will play in the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on July 9 at Marlins Park.
MLB announced the first 17 participants Wednesday for the celebrity event that comes two days ahead of the first All-Star Game in Miami.
Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, Olympic softball gold medalist Jennie Finch and Jessica Mendoza, an Olympic softball gold medalist and ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analyst, are also on the roster.
Miami rapper Flo Rida will perform between the All-Star Futures Game and the Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on that All-Star Sunday.>>
While the celebrity softball game is played Sunday, it will be televised by ESPN immediately following the Home Run Derby the following night.>
Unfortunately, the two-time MVP will not be able to play in the 88th Midsummer Classic on July 11 at Marlins Park.
The Los Angeles Angels star was set to undergo surgery Wednesday to repair...
Tickets for All-Star Sunday are available for purchase at AllStarGame.com. The purchase of an All-Star Sunday ticket includes a ticket to FanFest at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Monday or Tuesday, and the first 10,000 fans will receive an Ivan Rodriguez bobblehead.
Here are all the softball game participants that were announced as part of the first wave Wednesday:
Dascha Polanco: Dominican-born, New York and Miami-raised actor and series regular of the Netflix hit show "Orange is the New Black.">
Jencarlos Canela: Miami native, award-winning singer, songwriter and actor.
William Levy: Cuban-born, Miami-raised actor.
Jessica Mendoza: Olympic softball gold medalist and ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analyst.
Jennie Finch: Olympic softball gold medalist and MLB Youth Softball Ambassador.>
Christopher Jackson: Actor on the CBS show "Bull" and former star of Broadway's "Hamilton."
Miles Teller: Actor in the Oscar-winning film "Whiplash."
Justin Hartley: Actor on NBC's hit show "This is Us."
Michael Cudlitz: Actor on AMC's "The Walking Dead."
Diesel Brothers' Heavy D: Star of Discovery Channel's popular vehicle-building and stunt-driving show, "Diesel Brothers."
Ivan Rodriguez: A 14-time All-Star who led the Marlins to the 2003 World Series title and is set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
Tim Raines: Three-time World Series champion (twice as a player, once as a coach), seven-time All-Star and former Marlins outfielder who is also set to be inducted this year.
Andre Dawson: Hall of Famer and eight-time All-Star who is a former Marlins outfielder.
Liván Hernández: Marlins 1997 World Series MVP and a two-time All-Star.
Benito Santiago: Five-time All-Star and a former Marlins catcher.
Al Leiter: Pitcher on the Marlins' 1997 World Series champions, two-time All-Star and MLB Network analyst.
Rickey Henderson: Hall of Famer, 10-time All-Star and a regular at this event.
Source : http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-marlins/fl-sp-all-star-softball-celebs-20170531-story.html