Dirk Nowitzki’s 2014 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game


On Saturday, Dirk Nowitzki and a host of sports stars, local luminaries and famous faces will take to the diamond for Dirk Nowitzki’s 2014 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, presented by Baylor Medical Center at Frisco, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco (7300 RoughRiders Trl).

Joining Dirk will include Dallas Mavericks Monta Ellis, Devin Harris, Bernard James and Shane Larkin, plus head coach Rick Carlisle; Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant, Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Terrance Williams, plus head coach Jason Garrett; former Dallas Cowboys Terrell Owens and Bradie James; Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin; former Texas Rangers greats Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez and Michael Young; former Dallas Mavs Jason Terry; MLB All-Star Vernon Wells; actors Josh Henderson and Geoff Stults; and more.

The gates to the Dr Pepper Ballpark will open at 4:30 p.m. The first pitch of the Heroes Special Olympics All-Star Softball Game will be thrown at 4:45 p.m. From 4 – 6 p.m. outside the ballpark, the CBS RADIO DFW Fan Fest will feature a bounce house, inflatable football toss, games, giveaways and more. 105.3 The Fan will broadcast live during the CBS RADIO DFW Fan Fest, which is sponsored by 100.3 Jack-FM, 98.7 KLUV, Newsradio 1080 KRLD and hosted by 103.7 KVIL afternoon host Kory.

At 6 p.m., the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game will get underway as the Blue Sox and White Sox baseball teams, each made up of celebrity players and amateurs, will play “hard-charging, umpires-umpping, base-stealing, home run-hitting, nine-inning, authentic BASEBALL!” Singer/actor Rudi Aliza will sing the National Anthem. Between-inning stunts, interactive activities, hilarity and other crowd pleasers will keep game goers of all ages entertained. In addition, a 10-minute fireworks finale sponsored by Baylor Medical Center at Frisco will follow the game.

Here is the line-up for this year’s game (players subject to change):

  1. Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks MVP and 2011 NBA champion)
  2. Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
  3. Rick Carlisle (Dallas Mavericks head coach)
  4. Monta Ellis (Dallas Mavericks guard)
  5. Jason Garrett (Dallas Cowboys head coach)
  6. Devin Harris (Dallas Mavericks guard)
  7. Josh Henderson (actor of TV series Dallas)
  8. Bernard James (Dallas Mavericks center)
  9. Bradie James (former Dallas Cowboys linebacker)
  10. Shane Larkin (Dallas Mavericks guard)
  11. Edward Nájera (former Dallas Maverick and current head coach of the Texas Legends)
  12. Donnie Nelson (Dallas Mavericks president and GM)
  13. Terrell Owens (former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
  14. Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez (former Texas Rangers catcher)
  15. Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys quarterback) ** He will be a dugout coach
  16. Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars center)
  17. Geoff Stults (actor of TV series Enlisted)
  18. Jason Terry (Sacramento Kings guard and former Dallas Maverick)
  19. Terrance Williams (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
  20. Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys tight end)
  21. Ben Rogers (co-host of The Ben & Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan)
  22. Jeff “Skin” Wade (co-host of The Ben & Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan)
  23. Jody Dean (host of Jody Dean & The Morning Team on 98.7 KLUV)
  24. Vernon Wells (MLB All-Star)
  25. Michael Young (former Texas Rangers infielder)


Tickets are $8, $12, $16 and $19 at Ticketmaster or at the Dr Pepper Ballpark box office. Money raised will benefit the children’s charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.

Will call will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 21. Tickets also will be available at the door.


Parking for the general public will be available at Lots A, B and E.

Baylor Medical Center at Frisco is the sponsor of the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game and the fireworks finale. Other sponsors are The Joule: A Luxury Collection Hotel, AXS.TV, Click Here, Credit Suisse, Sewell Automotive Group, The Richards Group, Special Olympics Texas Greater Dallas – Area 10, The Frisco Roughriders, and Tim Headington. Media sponsors are CBS 11 and TXA 21, 105.3 The Fan, 98.7 KLUV, 103.7 KVIL, 100.3 Jack-FM, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD.

For more information, go to heroesbb.com. Also, like the Heroes Foundation on Facebook and follow @HeroesCelebrity on Twitter for the latest updates.