Artists Defeat Writers In 71st Annual Charity Softball Game - 27 East

Artists Defeat Writers In 71st Annual Charity Softball Game

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Benito Vila is the new president of the East Hampton Artists and Writers Celebrity Softball Game.

Benito Vila is the new president of the East Hampton Artists and Writers Celebrity Softball Game.

Benito Vila is the new president of the East Hampton Artists and Writers Celebrity Softball Game.

Benito Vila is the new president of the East Hampton Artists and Writers Celebrity Softball Game.

Team captains watch as the coin is flipped to see which team gets last licks.

Team captains watch as the coin is flipped to see which team gets last licks.

This year's artists for the 71st annual charity softball game at Herrick Park in East Hampton.

This year's artists for the 71st annual charity softball game at Herrick Park in East Hampton.

This year's writers for the 71st annual charity softball game at Herrick Park in East Hampton.

This year's writers for the 71st annual charity softball game at Herrick Park in East Hampton.

Players shake hands after the artists top the writers, 10-8.

Players shake hands after the artists top the writers, 10-8.

Writer Ken Auletta, far left, discusses things just prior to the start of the game with fellow players.

Writer Ken Auletta, far left, discusses things just prior to the start of the game with fellow players.

Former president Bill Clinton makes his way on to the field.

Former president Bill Clinton makes his way on to the field.

Claude Beudert, left, talks with artist Ed Hollander. Beudert followed Bill Clinton and Dan Rattiner as umpire of the game.

Claude Beudert, left, talks with artist Ed Hollander. Beudert followed Bill Clinton and Dan Rattiner as umpire of the game.

The artists get an out at second base.

The artists get an out at second base.

Everyone joins in the singing of the National Anthem.

Everyone joins in the singing of the National Anthem.

Everyone joins in the singing of the National Anthem.

Everyone joins in the singing of the National Anthem.

The singing of the National Anthem.

The singing of the National Anthem.

The writers during the singing of the National Anthem.

The writers during the singing of the National Anthem.

Judge Patricia DiMango, who appears on the CBS show Hot Bench, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Judge Patricia DiMango, who appears on the CBS show Hot Bench, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

President Clinton called a few balls and strikes for the first few innings.

President Clinton called a few balls and strikes for the first few innings.

Many of the writers, and the rest of the crowd, watch as Bill Clinton calls balls and strikes from the pitcher's circle.

Many of the writers, and the rest of the crowd, watch as Bill Clinton calls balls and strikes from the pitcher's circle.

Writer Mike Lupica drew a walk in the first inning.

Writer Mike Lupica drew a walk in the first inning.

CBS 2 news anchor Chris Wragge at first base. He was named this year's MVP.

CBS 2 news anchor Chris Wragge at first base. He was named this year's MVP.

The game's president Benito Vila.

The game's president Benito Vila.

The game's very first Instagram influencer Sean O'Donnell shags a fly ball in right field.

The game's very first Instagram influencer Sean O'Donnell shags a fly ball in right field.

The game's very first Instagram influencer Sean O'Donnell shags a fly ball in right field.

The game's very first Instagram influencer Sean O'Donnell shags a fly ball in right field.

Chris Wragge puts some power into this swing but the ball was caught in deep left center field by Andy Friedman.

Chris Wragge puts some power into this swing but the ball was caught in deep left center field by Andy Friedman.

Andy Friedman is congratulated by players after making a nice catch in deep left center field.

Andy Friedman is congratulated by players after making a nice catch in deep left center field.

Nev Schulman of MTV's Catfish played second base for the artists for a few innings.

Nev Schulman of MTV's Catfish played second base for the artists for a few innings.

Actress Lori Singer gets set to take a cut.

Actress Lori Singer gets set to take a cut.

Midway through the game kids enjoyed a run around the bases.

Midway through the game kids enjoyed a run around the bases.

Nev Shulman leads his daughter, Cleo, around the bases.

Nev Shulman leads his daughter, Cleo, around the bases.

Brian Pfund rounds the bases after his home run.

Brian Pfund rounds the bases after his home run.

Brian Pfund gets a high five from teammate Chris Wragge.

Brian Pfund gets a high five from teammate Chris Wragge.

Andy Friedman slides into home plate.

Andy Friedman slides into home plate.

Producer/journalist/attorney Gabrielle Bluestone, left, with a teammate.

Producer/journalist/attorney Gabrielle Bluestone, left, with a teammate.

Chris Wragge is all smiles heading to home plate after his home run.

Chris Wragge is all smiles heading to home plate after his home run.

East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and writer Ken Auletta.

East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and writer Ken Auletta.

East Hampton Village Mayor Paul Rickenbach was honored prior to the game.

East Hampton Village Mayor Paul Rickenbach was honored prior to the game.

Andy Friedman catches a fly ball in the outfield.

Andy Friedman catches a fly ball in the outfield.

Dan Rattiner of Dan's Papers umpired after Bill Clinton.

Dan Rattiner of Dan's Papers umpired after Bill Clinton.

The crowd watches from just beyond the first base side.

The crowd watches from just beyond the first base side.

Benito Vila keeps the kids at bay before the run around the bases midway through the game.

Benito Vila keeps the kids at bay before the run around the bases midway through the game.

Kids complete the fun run around the bases.

Kids complete the fun run around the bases.

Ronnette Riley, left, Ken Auletta and Benito Vila go over a few things.

Ronnette Riley, left, Ken Auletta and Benito Vila go over a few things.

Caroline Doctorow, daughter of writer E.L. Doctorow, sings

Caroline Doctorow, daughter of writer E.L. Doctorow, sings "This Land Is Your Land."

Justice Patricia M. DiMango, left, who threw out the first pitch, with celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich and Juliet Papa of 1010Wins, who did the announcing on Saturday.

Justice Patricia M. DiMango, left, who threw out the first pitch, with celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich and Juliet Papa of 1010Wins, who did the announcing on Saturday.

authorStaff Writer on Aug 17, 2019
Everyone in attendance at the 71st annual Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game — from the players on the field, some of whom were celebrities, to those in the crowd... more

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