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Long Island’s Frank Catalanotto is taking on two of New York sports radio’s biggest personalities — all for a good cause.
Catalanotto will host a charity softball game with Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton of WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton Show” on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. at Bethpage Ballpark. The game will benefit the Frank Catalanotto Foundation, which helps raise awareness for and aids with the early intervention of vascular birthmarks.
Catalanotto graduated from Smithtown High School in 1992 and split his 14-year career between the Tigers, Rangers, Blue Jays, Brewers and Mets. He played every position except catcher, shortstop and centerfield. His best season came in 2001 when he hit .330 with 11 home runs and 54 RBIs. Catalanotto finished his career with 1,113 hits and a .291 lifetime average in 1,265 games.
Among the other notable athletes and celebrities expected to attend: Rick DiPietro, Wally Szczerbiak, Bud Harrelson, Bobby Valentine, Jim Leyritz, John Montefusco, Benoit Hogue, Claude LaPointe, Brian Mullen, Will Witherspoon, Sidney Rice, Tommie Harris, Chris Simms, Constantine Maroulis, Wes Matthews and Greg Cergol.
Tickets are $10 for box seats or $11 for field box seats and can be purchased by visiting liducks.com or calling 631-940-TIXX.