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No shortage of A-listers at Pac Bell
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World  Series
10/23/2002 01:38 am ET 
No shortage of A-listers at Pac Bell
Actors and athletes show up for Game 3
By Mychael Urban /

Tony Bennett sings "America the Beautiful" Tuesday night before Game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco. (Tom Hauck/
SAN FRANCISCO -- The NorCal-SoCal rivalry extends, apparently, to star power.

Two days after the Angels announced that such A-list celebrities as Kobe Bryant, John Travolta, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards were among those in attendance at Edison Field, the Giants proudly proclaimed that they, too, were graced with greatness.

Topping the list of freezing faithful was comedian Robin Williams, a Bay Area icon who is a fixture at Pacific Bell Park. He was caught on camera by FOX television, which got a quick glimpse of his subtle Sammy Sosa salute.

Another local star known to make the rounds at big sporting events is Raiders wide receiver Jerry Rice, who spent the night admiring the other big deep threat in Bay Area sports, Barry Bonds.

The man who threw so many of the passes that Rice turned to paydirt -- former 49ers quarterback Steve Young -- was in the house as well.

Back to The music business was represented by none other than LL Cool J, known on this night as LL Really Cold J. Considerably further under the radar was Joey McIntyre, and you're forgiven if you can't quite place the name. He was "Hangin' Tough" as a member of New Kids on the Block -- NKOTB to you hipsters -- back when leg warmers were "The Right Stuff."

And what's a ballgame without a couple of actors? Ray Liotta of "Hannibal" and "Goodfellas," and Dennis Haysbert of the TV show "24" were both on hand to take a bow. Fans of baseball flicks also remember Liotta as Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Field of Dreams" and Haysbert as Pedro Cerrano in the "Major League" films.

Mychael Urban is a reporter for and can be reached at This story was not subject to approval by Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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