Drew Brees to play in MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game

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Feb 6, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees poses after receiving the Clutch Performer of the Year award at the NFL Honors press room at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 6, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees poses after receiving the Clutch Performer of the Year award at the NFL Honors press room at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is trading in the football pads for a baseball glove and bat, at least for one night.

The superstar is one of many that will play in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 10th at Petco Park in San Diego. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN after the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 11th.

Brees will join famous sports icons and celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Andy Cohen, Terry Crews, Rickey Henderson, David Wells, Mark-Paul Gosselar, Ozzie Smith, and Trevor Hoffman. There will also be two Sargents on the rosters from the Wounded Warrior Softball Team.

Drew Brees is no stranger to the sport of baseball, as he was a varsity letterman in baseball, basketball, and football in high school. At one point, playing college baseball was all Brees dreamed about. The Saints quarterback actually wears No. 9 because of his childhood idol Ted Williams.

It’s no secret that Brees has a strong cannon for an arm, but he can also hit as you’ll see from the Saints’ annual charity softball game from May. Brees lost the home run derby crown to long snapper Justin Drescher. Brees is also a switch-hitter.

"“I’m kind of upset about that,” Brees said. “I hit every ball hard, I just hit every ball on top of it. Obviously, I probably should’ve gotten in the cage a little bit before I got out here, but I feel like I should just be able to pick the bat up and hit it whenever I want, wherever I want on the field. I can hit right as well, but I’m more consistent left-handed,” Brees said.”"

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