Paul Rudd and James Van Der Beek Have Home Run Outings During Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City

by Emily Krauser 5:45 PM PDT, June 18, 2016
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James Van Der Beek may be a triple threat -- actor, singer, and athlete!

The 39-year-old actor did an impressive job belting out "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch of the Big Slick celebrity softball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday. More impressively? He managed to capture pretty steady video of his and Will Forte's singing skills!

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Even though Van Der Beek is from Connecticut and Forte was raised in California, both rocked Kansas City Royals jerseys for the occasion.

Not bad, right?

It looks like every celeb at the game got in on the action!

7th inning stretch, #BigSlickKC style ğŸŽ¤

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The actors were in Kansas City to participate in the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, the seventh annual fundraiser for the Cancer Center at Children's Mercy. The event is put together by Midwest boys Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle, and David Koechner. Sudeikis, Riggle, and Rudd all hail from nearby Overland Park, Kansas, while Stonestreet is from Kansas City, Kansas, and Koechner lived in Tipton, Missouri.

This first-pitch roster is made up of 10 all-stars: #BigSlickKC hosts + our Cancer Center kids. Thank you, #Royals!

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Van Der Beek also shared video from the field earlier in the day, before the whole Big Slick crew started playing ball.

"And this is a tough job, but I'm going to have to play out here today," he said as he smiled wide in an Instagram video. "If they knew what I batted in Little League, they'd never let me on this field."

I don't think you get points for having fun for a great cause... But it never hurts, right? @BigSlicKC @ChildrensMercy

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The 39-year-old actor was clearly being modest, as he hit an inside-the-park home run during the game!

WHAMMY!!! Crowd favorite @vanderjames with an inside the (inner part of the) park HOME RUN at #BigSlickKC! #Royals

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Rudd also seemed to know what he was doing on the diamond.

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Who wouldn't want this handsome hunk on their team?

We have some questions about David Cook's uniform, however. The "Come Back to Me" singer, who grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri, donned a Chewbacca mask while playing left field!

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Star Wars paraphernalia must be good luck, because Cook also scored a home run!

#happychewbacca @bigslickkc

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James Marsden, George Wendt, Tom Arnold, Adam Scott, Chris Daughtry, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Sam Levine, and Kevin Pollock also took part in the weekend's events.

Yep.  Happened. @bigslickkc

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Congratulations on your win, Team Blue!

Congratulations to our #BigSlickKC champions - Team Blue!

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Like many of his teammates, Rudd took time out to sign autographs for fans, as did Stonestreet.

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Rudd even got to try on a Royals World Series ring, which seems like a pretty big deal for a local boy!

Paul Rudd's got a really big ring. #BigSlickKC

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The Ant-Man star opened up to his hometown paper, the Kansas City Star, about meeting the patients' parents every year. "We're really honored to get to know these families who have children here and get to know some of the kids," he said. "I know I've met a lot of people and to be able to have a personal connection with the hospital and the people that are here is amazing. It makes this event very personal."

Members of Elli's Army are getting quite the Snapchat surprise, thanks to her latest recruit Paul Rudd. #BigSlickKC @bigslickkc

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In addition to the softball match, the stars visited patients at Children's Mercy and participated in bowling and bocce matches and an auction.

Suedikis' wife, Olivia Wilde, posed with kids during Saturday's activities and played bocce with them and Ian Gomez.

Cody, Cade, Noah, Lake, Jacob & Garett enjoying an intense game of bocce with @oliviawilde & Ian Gomez! #BigSlickKC @bigslickkc

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We're not sure if Sudeikis was happy with his bowling score, though…

We were going to ask Jason Sudeikis & Brecken which one of them bowled better ... but we reconsidered. #BigSlickKC

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Van Der Beek, Daughtry, and Wilde also participated in last year's festivities, as did Selena Gomez and Johnny Knoxville.

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Despite giving back to a great cause, it was a tough weekend for Van Der Beek, as news broke that his friend and former Varsity Blues co-star, Ron Lester, had died on Friday after suffering liver and kidney failure.

Find out more about Lester in the video below.