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MLB All-Star Week: Bill Self Slugs Home Run, Hurts Hamstring In Celebrity Softball Game

Kansas Jayhawks head basketball coach Bill Self had himself quite a night during the recent All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game during MLB All-Star festivities in Kansas City. Surrounded by pro athletes and celebs of all kinds, Self was one of the heroes for the American League in a losing effort with a home run and 2 for 3 performance on the night.

"I was surprised as anybody hitting a home run," Self said. "I don't know if anybody actually swung and missed the whole night. I was worried I'd do it three times. To actually put the bat on the ball was pretty cool."

Unfortunately, Self had to be pulled for a pinch runner after running to first on his single in the sixth inning. With a slight hamstring injury, Self didn't want to push his luck.

"I was nervous because I couldn't run to first," Self said. "I thought I better do some running for this and I mistakenly put the treadmill on ‘four-minute mile."

In the end, the National League won 21-8.

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