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All-Star Legends & Celebrity softball: A game of home runs

July 11, 2010 |  9:22 pm
Celebrity games are meant to be fun -- and safe.

So National team pitcher Jennie Finch and the many former MLB players in the All-Star Legends &  Celebrity game didn’t turn up the heat or make too many spectacular defensive plays.

Finch’s lob tosses and the American team's slow throws left a lot of room for good hitting. And the old pros proved they can still hit home runs in a 15-11 American win.

Though they were helped by the shortened home run marker set up in the shallow outfield, some of the hits nearly reached the 365-foot marker at Angel Stadium.

Five-run innings in the third and fourth innings led to the American win. Both teams had  18 hits.

Tim Salmon hit two home runs in the game and was given the MVP in his home stadium.

-- DeAntae Prince