On Monday, Major League Baseball unveiled the rosters for this year’s Taco Bell Legends & Celebrities softball game, to be played at Target Field in Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th in advance of the MLB All-Star Game. Several of the participants in the event have strong ties to St. Louis and will be representing the Cardinals in the game.
Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith will participate in the game. The 59-year-old has played in the game every year since its inception in 2001 and, as usual, has been a great representative of the Cardinal organization.
Musical artist Nelly, a St. Louis native who has been very loyal to the city throughout his career and can frequently be seen wearing St. Louis sports gear in his videos, will return to the game after starring in its 2009 iteration, which was played at Busch Stadium.
Actor Jon Hamm, who has had a flourishing film career over the past several years while also starring in AMC’s Mad Men, will also play in the game. Hamm, who was born in Creve Coeur, Missouri and attended and later taught at John Burroughs School, previously played in the softball game for the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN following the Home Run Derby on July 14th.