Royals Press Release
MLB Hall of Famers and Former All-Stars to Participate in 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on July 8th
Royals Greats George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney to Play in Front of Home Crowd
Game Will Be Televised Immediately Following the State Farm Home Run Derby on ESPN on July 9th
The 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game will feature a roster of Hall of Fame and All-Star talent including former Royals greats George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
For the first time, the softball game will increase to six-innings. This year the game is scheduled to include: 14-time All-Star and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks; 13-time All-Star, World Series Champion and Hall of Famer George Brett; five-time All-Star and two-time World Series Champion Joe Carter; eight-time All-Star and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson; seven-time All-Star, World Series Champion and Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers; 10-time All-Star, two-time World Series Champion and Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson; All-Star outfielder Bo Jackson; 12-time All-Star Mike Piazza; 15-time All-Star, World Series Champion and Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith; five-time All-Star and MLB Network analyst Mike Sweeney; 12-time All-Star, World Series Champion and Hall of Famer Dave Winfield.
Banks, Fingers, Henderson, Piazza and Smith participated in last summer’s Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game with Banks, Piazza and Smith on the winning team.
The Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game features Major League Baseball legends with celebrities from TV, movies and music, and is the second game of a fun doubleheader of activity at Kauffman Stadium during Taco Bell All-Star Sunday. Preceding the softball game will be the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, featuring some of MLB’s best young prospects from the U.S. and around the world. Current Royals players Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler and Alex Gordon are among the many young stars in baseball who have played in this game, including Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder and Joey Votto. Following the softball game, the skies above Kauffman Stadium will be lit by a spectacular fireworks show to cap off Taco Bell All-Star Sunday.
Tickets for Taco Bell All-Star Sunday can be purchased via 1-888-FanFest, online at www.allstargame.com, the websites of all 30 MLB Clubs, and at the Kauffman Stadium box office.
The Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game will be televised in HD by ESPN at approximately 10:30 p.m. Eastern immediately following the State Farm Home Run Derby which begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, July 9th. The Game will also be available on ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV.