Royals to flavor Legends & Celebrity Softball Game

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Royals will lend some hometown flavor to the Legends & Celebrity Softball Game during All-Star Weekend at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney are among the former Royals players on the roster for the six-inning game, which is scheduled for July 8. The All-Star Game takes place July 10.

Ernie Banks, Joe Carter, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers and Ricky Henderson are also scheduled to participate in the game, along with Ozzie Smith, Mike Piazza and Dave Winfield.

The softball game follows the Futures Game on Sunday of All-Star weekend, and will air on ESPN after the Home Run Derby the following night.