Friday, June 24, 2011

Jon Hamm to play in celebrity wiffle-ball game at the K

Posted by on Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 7:30 AM

click to enlarge Jon Hamm as Don Draper.
  • Jon Hamm as Don Draper.

Attention, ladies. Mad Men actor Jon Hamm is in town and will be doing something vaguely athletic in public.

The Kansas City Royals announced via Twitter that Hamm will play in a celebrity wiffle-ball game in the "Little K" prior to tonight's tilt versus the Cubs. The wiffle-ball game kicks off the Big Slick Celebrity Poker Tournament and Party weekend hosted by Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle and Jason Sudeikis, a.k.a. the Shawnee Mission schools' Hollywood mafia.

Hamm was born in St. Louis and has known Rudd from a time before either of them was famous. During a conversation documented in Interview magazine, Hamm told Rudd that he was impressed when he showed up in Los Angeles and learned that Rudd had done a Nintendo commercial.

In the same conversation, Rudd asked Hamm a trivia question about Peter Marshall, the host of The Hollywood Squares. Marshall had a son who played Major League Baseball, the immortally named Pete LaCock, a Royal from 1977 to 1980.

The wiffle-ball game starts at 5:30 p.m. In the meantime, here's Hamm's six-syllable tribute to his alma mater:


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