Franco, Gooden, Strawberry to participate in All-Star Legends Softball Game

New York Mets 1986 World Series Champions Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry along with Mets Legend John Franco will join MLB Legends Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Fred Lynn, Ozzie Smith and Frank Thomas in the 2013 MLB Taco Bell® All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on July 14th at Citi Field. These former baseball greats will play alongside star-studded talent from music, television and sports, who will be announced at a later date along with additional Legends. The Softball Game will air on ESPN immediately following the Home Run Derby on Monday, July 15th.

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 Citi Field during Taco Bell All-Star Sunday.  Preceding the softball game will be the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will air live on ESPN2 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, featuring some of MLB’s best young prospects from the U.S. and around the world.  Current Mets players David Wright and Matt Harvey are among the many young stars in baseball who have played in this game, including Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder and Joey Votto.

The Taco Bell® All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game will be televised by ESPN at approximately 10:30 p.m. Eastern immediately following the Home Run Derby, which begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, July 15th. The Game will also be available via the WatchESPN app.

Tickets for Taco Bell All-Star Sunday can be purchased at the official All-Star Game website of Major League Baseball (AllStarGame.com), the Mets official website (mets.com), the Citi Field Box Office or by calling 1-888-FanFest (326-3378).