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Chris Christie plays in celebrity softball game for charity

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie throws to second base during the first inning of the "True Blue" benefit celebrity softball game at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in New York. AP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was an all-star Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, where two radio hosts with WFAN hosted a charity softball game to honor Rafael Ramos, Wenjian Liu, and Brian Moore -- three New York City Police Department officers who were recently killed in the line of duty.

The game, dubbed "True Blue," drew about 17,000 people to the stadium in the Bronx, according to the MLB. Fans paid $12 dollars per seat and $8 for parking, NJ.com reports, and all of the money raised went to a handful of law enforcement charities and to the families of the slain NYPD officers.

Chris Christie plays in celebrity softball game for charity

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, and Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, right, celebrate during the first inning of the "True Blue" benefit celebrity softball game at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in New York. AP

The game featured a number of political figures, famous athletes, and New York-area celebrities. Christie was joined on the field by Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, NFL analyst Bill Cowher, Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood, MLB vice president (and former Yankees manager) Joe Torre, fomer Yankees player Bernie Williams, and a number of other prominent figures.

Chris Christie plays in celebrity softball game for charity

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani smiles before the "True Blue" benefit celebrity softball game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in New York. AP

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani also played, though some observers noted that he was wearing golf shoes -- not the ideal footwear for a softball game.

Chris Christie plays in celebrity softball game for charity

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bats during the first inning of the "True Blue" benefit celebrity softball game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in New York. AP

The first time he stepped up to the plate, Christie was greeted by a mix of cheers and boos. He kept his game face on, though, knocking the ball deep into left field before it was caught by a member of the opposing team, according to NJ.com.

Chris Christie plays in celebrity softball game for charity

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left and Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan, right, celebrate as they head to the dugout during the first inning of the "True Blue" benefit celebrity softball game at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in New York. AP

Christie was part of a celebrity team called "Boomer and Carton All-Stars," which was named after the two radio hosts that organized the game. The team played the first of four three-inning games against an opposing team composed of NYPD officers, and the celebrities ultimately won, 4-3.

Christie was named the MVP of the game thanks to his scrappy performance as third baseman, according to NJ.com.

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