The Celebrity Softball game during All-Star weekend is a chance to see celebrities mingle with retired ballplayers and athletes from other sports. It’s one big beautiful mess.
They also try to have a local flavor to the game, so with this year’s event being held in Minneapolis, MLB invited some star athletes from the city to play — Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, T-Wolves (for now) forward Kevin Love, Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild and Lynx forward Maya Moore.
The list of MLB Legends includes: Rickey Henderson, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Mike Piazza, Jack Morris, Fred Lynn, Ozzie Smith, John Smoltz, and Jim Thome. Morris was a World Series hero for the Twins in 1991, while Thome hit 37 homers for the club in 1 1/2 seasons (2010-11).