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"True Blue" Charity Celebrity Softball Game at Yankee Stadium

June 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I've been shooting professional sporting events for over three years, but none have been as emotionally fulfilling as the "True Blue" celebrity softball game at Yankee Stadium. The event supported the families of slain NYPD officers Rafael Ramos, Wenjian Liu and Brian Moore (the families were in attendance). Over 16,000 fans were in the stands...

The event was hosted by sports radio talk show hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton of WFAN. Many New York-area athletes, coaches, celebrities and politicians were in attendance, including former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, NJ Governor Chris Christie, beloved New York Yankees Joe Torre, Bernie Williams and Willie Randolph, former New York Mets John Franco and Lee Mazzilli, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles, NY Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, New York Knicks legend John Starks, Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee and many more....

Being a lifelong, die-hard sports fan, "True Blue" was an absolute joy to shoot. The combination of shooting at Yankee Stadium (I've been a Yankees fan since childhood) and photographing favorite athletes and celebrities could not be beat. Plus, all the celebrities clearly enjoyed being part of "True Blue" as they were all smiles and good vibes throughout the night, often interacting with fans. A great night for a great cause!

 

"True Blue" Celebrity Softball Game at Yankee StadiumFormer New York Yankees manager and former NYC mayor Rudolph Giuliani during the National Anthem.

"True Blue" Celebrity Softball Game at Yankee StadiumFamilies of slain NYPD offers Rafael Ramos, Wenjian Liu and Brian Moore throw out the first pitch.

 

 

  "True Blue" Celebrity Softball Game at Yankee StadiumNew York Yankee legends Joe Torre, Bernie Williams and Willie Randolph share a laugh.

"True Blue" Celebrity Softball Game at Yankee StadiumNew York Giants punter Steve Weatherford made the most of the night, putting his selfie stick to good use, and wearing a Go-Pro camera on his chest all night. True Blue Celebrity Softball Game at Yankee StadiumFormer NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani

 

"True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumFormer NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie meet and pose with fans. "True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumInside the NYPD dugout...

"True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumThis NYPD officer had some terrific at-bats... "True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee Stadium.Brooklyn Nets Center Mason Plumlee takes in the moment with his smartphone camera.

"True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumFormer NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani makes a new friend. "True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumBrooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee is all smiles as he rounds third base... "True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumNJ Governor Chris Christie had a great time and made some impressive plays at third base. "True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumMayor Rudy Giuliani was one of the pitchers... "True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumThat's New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles safe at first base. "True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumChris Mullin is not only a NY basketball legend, he's the new head coach of his former college team...St. John's. "True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumNew York Yankees legend Willie Randolph hits a foul ball...as Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani, Bill Cowher, and Chris Mullin look on. "True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumFormer New York Mets pitcher John Franco has his eyes on the ball. "True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumNJ Governor Chris Christie throws to sports radio host (and former NFL quarterback) Boomer Esiason. "True Blue" Celebrity Softball game at Yankee StadiumMy favorite moment: former NY Yankees manager Joe Torre greets Yankee legends Bernie Williams and Willie Randolph.

 


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