Monday April 6th, 2015

The Hallmark Channel knows that its annual Kitten Bowl is not enough to satisfy the nation's desire for feline sporting events so this summer it is putting kittens out on the diamond for the first Paw Star Game.

White Sox spell Jeff Samardzija's name wrong on lineup

The channel shared the lineups for the inaugural outing with Extra Mustard and they are filled with some of the finest cat-baseball puns we have eve seen, with competitors like Siamese Sosa, Mickey Meowntle and Hunter Pounce.

Flip through the gallery and get familiar with the best of the best in America's pastime before the game airs on July 12 at 6 p.m. ET on the Hallmark Channel with announcers John Sterling and Mary Carillo and host Beth Stern.

Watch: Bears play basketball in Alaskan park

If you can't wait until July for furry baseball updates, Hallmark has launched CAT CENTER, which will provide weekly updates on the players from Sterling and Carillo.

Brendan Maloy

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