Wounded Warrior Earns MVP at Celebrity Softball Game

Wounded Warrior Earns MVP at Celebrity Softball Game

Although many may have missed it, the Celebrity Softball game leading up to the All-Star festivities contained what is likely to be one of the mid-season event’s best stories.

Wounded Warrior, Josh Wege, who lost the lower half of both of his legs in Afghanistan, was named co-MVP of the contest. Playing for the National League team, Wege was one of three members of his team to hit a home run of American League pitcher Frank Thomas, a former White Sox legend.

Wege plays regularly for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team, which is scheduled to play 100 games this year. He shared MVP honors with comedian/actor Kevin James, who remains relatively athletic despite making a career off of joking about his heft.

Former USA softball pitcher Jennie Finch was credited with the victory in the 8-5 win. Other notable names participating included singer Ashanti, comedian/actor George Lopez, actor Chord Overstreet, actress Alyssa Milano, Miss America Mallory Hagan, and former MLB stars Mike Piazza, Ricky Henderson, Daryl Strawberry, Rollie Fingers, and Andre Dawson.