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Richard Sherman Softball Game Brings Stars, Antics, Late-Game Drama To Tacoma

The Seattle Seahawks' All-Pro cornerback brought some of his closest friends and teammates to his charity game Sunday at Cheney Stadium.

The event - which benefitted Helping A Hero - drew a sold-out crowd to Cheney Stadium, the place where the Tacoma Rainiers call home.

The event even drew some nationally known athletes from outside the Northwest, including Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Terrell Owens, one of the league's most outspoken personalities whose trash talk has rivaled Sherman's.

Over the course of seven innings, the Cheney Stadium crowd saw things they aren't likely to witness again anytime soon: 'TO' taking the pitcher's mound, a 43-year-old Shawn Kemp legging out an infield single.

Toward the end, the game tightened, with Team Trufant tying the game at 20-20 in the final inning. That led to a winner-take-all homerun derby, the rules for which required a home-plate conference for several minutes between both teams.

Walter Thurmond's blast ended up being the game-winner, giving Team Wilson the victory and an NFL-like scoreline, 23-22.

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2013 Richard Sherman - Celebrity Softball Game


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