David Nail Plays Ball With Major-League Legends
David Nail made his national baseball debut this week in Major League Baseball's All-Star Legends & Celebrity game at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California.
The game, a five-inning softball event featuring baseball legends and celebrities from TV, movies and music competing together, aired Monday night on ESPN, following the Home Run Derby.
Among the baseball legends who took part were 1989 All-Star Game MVP Bo Jackson, Baseball Hall of Famers Dave Winfield, Ernie Banks, Gary Carter, Goose Gossage, Ozzie Smith, Paul Molitor, Rollie Fingers and Rickey Henderson, former Angels players Tim Salmon, Chuck Finley and Fred Lynn, and former All-Stars John Kruk and Mike Piazza.
Joining David to represent the celebrities were Conan O'Brien's sidekick Andy Richter, Food Network host Guy Fieri, James Denton of 'Desperate Housewives,' USA softball player Jennie Finch, actors Joe Manganiello ('True Blood'), and Quinton Aaron ('The Blind Side'), 'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm, 'Entertainment Tonight' host Kevin Frazier, Maria Menounos, host of 'Access Hollywood,' 'EXTRA' host Mario Lopez, supermodel Marisa Miller, musician MC Hammer, and actors Marcus Giamatti and Michael Clarke Duncan.
Earlier this year, David who grew up three hours south of St. Louis, tried out for his favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals.
"In my family there was no beach or Disney World for vacation -- just baseball," David told ESPN. "We'd get a cheap room as close to the stadium as we could, catch a game watching my faves like Willie McGee and Vince Coleman, and then go for a swim in the Holiday Inn indoor pool. It was great!"
David will put down the bat and pick up a microphone on July 30 when he plays the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. on July 30. He'll join Lady Antebellum on tour later this fall.