WFAN Co-Hosts Pick From List Of Celebs, Ex-Players, Wounded Warriors

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – 

They are known throughout New York City as the dynamic radio duo, working together to broadcast sports talk and hilarity through the airwaves.

But on Sunday, July 14, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton won’t be working together, as they do each morning on WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” show, but rather against each other as opposing captains for the 2013 Taco Bell All-Star Legends And Celebrity Softball Game at Citi Field.

Boomer will be co-captaining the National League team with former Mets pitcher John Franco, while Craig will be co-captaining the American League team with former Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams. Williams extended his invitation to Craig while live on the morning show earlier this month.

Tensions will surely be high between the two captains, as competition is something they are used to. And with Craig recently taking home the 2013 Pulse of the People Award, Boomer will be looking for his redemption.

“From this point on, it’s business,” Carton said.

“It’s on,” Boomer replied. “It’s on like Donkey Kong.”

The Booms and Craigie will be joined by a slew of A-list celebrities, baseball greats and Wounded Warriors. The guys revealed their starting lineups live on WFAN from All-Star FanFest on Friday morning.

American League (Team Craig & Bernie)

Rickey Henderson OF
Craig Carton SS
Bernie Williams OF
Frank Thomas 1B
Fred Lynn OF
Ashanti C
Rollie Fingers P
Chord Overstreet 3B
James Denton OF
Gary Valentine DH
Miss America Mallory Hagan DH
A.J. Calloway OF
Lieutenant Colonel O’Brien: first/third base coach

National League (Team Booms & Franco)

Chris Rock 2B
Ozzie Smith SS
Mike Piazza C
Darryl Strawberry OF
Andre Dawson OF
Wounded Warrior Josh Wege OF
Boomer Esiason 1B
John Franco OF
Dwight Gooden 3B
Kevin James DH
George Lopez DH
Jennie Finch P

Actress Alyssa Milano was later announced as a surprise addition to Boomer’s team.

Actor and comedian Kevin James joined the program after being picked for the NL:

Not a celebrity or legendary baseball player and still want to get on the field on Sunday? Try your luck at the All-Star 5K And Fun Run on Saturday, July 13, in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Start a fundraising team for the race and the top individual fundraisers could win the opportunity to make an appearance at the Legends And Celebrities Softball Game.

Preceding the Legends and Celebrities Softball Game will be the SirusXM All-Star Futures Game featuring the top MLB prospects.

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

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