Major League Baseball has announced the former baseball greats, athletes and celebrities who will participate in this year's Legends and Celebrity Softball Game at Target Field during All-Star weekend.
According to MLB.com, the list includes several former Major League Baseball greats, some well known Minnesota athletes and other celebrities.
An impressive list of star Minnesota athletes will participate, including Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Wolves forward Kevin Love, Lynx guard Maya Moore and Wild forward Zach Parise.
Although, whether or not Love remains with the Timberwolves at baseball's All-Star break is a question.
A full list of all the baseball legends, athletes and celebrities are listed to the right.
- Andy Cohen
- Andre Dawson
- James Dent
- Chris Distefano
- Jennie Finch
- Rollie Fingers
- Rickey Henderson
- Melanie Iglesias
- Fat Joe
- Kevin Love
- Fred Lynn
- Charlie McDermott
- Maya Moore
- Jack Morris
- Dylan O'Brien
- Zach Parise
- Adrian Peterson
- Mike Piazza
- Rob Riggle
- Ozzie Smith
- John Smoltz
- Jim Thome
- Andrew Zimmern
Some Twins greats will play, as well.
Jack Morris and Jim Thome experienced some of their greatest moments in a Twins uniform.
Morris will forever be remembered for pitching 10-shutout innings against the Atlanta Braves during Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. His efforts won the Twins their second world championship in five seasons.
Ironically, John Smoltz, who started on the mound against Morris in Game 7, is also scheduled to participate in the game. Could we see a re-match?
Thome slugged his 600th career home run as a member of the Twins in 2011. He also hit many of those 612 home runs against the Twins while playing for Cleveland and Chicago especially.
Of the celebrities, who will play, a few have direct Minnesota connections.
James Denton currently lives in Chanhassen with his wife and two children. He is likely best known for his role as Mike Delfino in Desperate Housewives.
Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel Show, Bizarre Foods, gained acclaim while he was the Executive Chef at Cafe Un Deux Trios in Minneapolis. Zimmern currently lives in Edina with his family.
The softball game will follow the MLB Future's Game on July 13 at Target Field.
The All Star Game itself will be play July 15th at Target Field.