If Wednesday's introductions of Hall of Famer Wade Boggs and comedian Larry The Cable Guy are any indication, this year's March 19 Baseball for Kids Legends Game at Bright House Networks Field could be the most entertaining yet.
Tampa native Fred McGriff; Hall of Famers Steve Carlton, Bob Feller, Ferguson Jenkins, Robin Roberts and Brooks Robinson; area residents Darren Daulton, Darold Knowles and Ron LeFlore; actors Paul Gleason and Jonathon Silverman; and Tampa Bay Bucs Mike Alstott, Michael Pittman, and Greg Spires are among those committed to play in the annual old-timers game, which benefits All Children's Hospital and the MLB Players Alumni Association.
The 6 p.m. game will be preceded by a home-run hitting contest at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the stadium, by calling (727) 467-4457 or through www.baseball-legends.com.
Weekend events include dinner and an auction March 18; a March 19 autograph signing at International Plaza (Robinson and Carlton noon-1:30, Boggs and Alstott 1:30-3) and a 1-3 p.m. youth clinic at Bright House Networks Field; and a March 20 golf outing at Avila Golf & Country Club.
- MARC TOPKIN, Times staff writer