50,000 Watch Chat Sports' Broadcast Of Red River Celebrity Softball Game Featuring Matthew McConaughey And Toby Keith
2nd annual game featuring Texas and Oklahoma legends was broadcast by the sports network on Facebook Live and YouTube Live
By: Chat Sports
FRISCO, Texas - Oct. 5, 2018 - PRLog -- The 2nd Annual Red River Celebrity Softball Game brought out the biggest stars in movies, music, college football, and Major League Baseball for a charity game between alumni of the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners. Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, TX - home of the Class AA RoughRiders - hosted the game.
Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey, MLB legend Roger Clemens and country music star Toby Keith were big draws for fans, in addition to several dozen high-profile ex-Longhorns and Sooners.
Chat Sports brought the game live to over 50,000 sports fans on YouTube Live and Facebook Live for the first time, with Cam Rogers and Harris Rubenstein on the call. Cam Rogers is the host of The Cam Rogers Show on Chat Sports, the most-watched sports morning talk show on Facebook Live. Harris Rubenstein is the host of NBA Now, which is watched by over a million viewers monthly on the Chat Sports YouTube channel. The replay of the game can be found on here on Facebook Live.
A packed house watched the Texas Legends team beat the Oklahoma Legends team to record the first win of the series (last year was a tie). Texas picked up a 17-16 win after the two teams combined for 30 runs in the first three innings.
Huston Street was selected game MVP after driving in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 6th. Street nearly recorded an inside-the-park home run on the play, but missed 3rd base and was ruled out. Street finished the game 2 for 3, with two triples and 2 RBIs.
Famous former college football coaches Mack Brown of Texas, and Bob Stoops and Barry Switzer of Oklahoma were all on the field, although they coached instead of playing.
Texas' lineup headlined by McConaughey (1-2, 2B, 3 RBI, R), featured plenty of former Texas stars. Former Texas QB Vince Young (1-2, R), Heisman Trophy Winner Ricky Williams (1-3, R), MLB OF Drew Stubbs (1-2, 2 R) and ace pitcher Roger Clemens (1-2) were also in uniform.
Oklahoma's lineup headlined by Toby Keith also featured former MLB pitcher Brad Penny (1-4, 2B), NFL DT Tommie Harris (1-2, 2 RBI, R) and Heisman Trophy Winner Jason White (0-1).
Other notable performances included Kevin Bookout (2-4, GS, 2B 4 RBI) and Renaldo Works (4-4, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI) for Oklahoma. Greg Swindell (1-2, 3 RBI) and Johnathan Gray (2-3, 3 R) also contributed in a big way for Texas.
Chat Sports is the leading live sports media channel on YouTube, Facebook Live, and Apple TV. With top shows such as NFL Daily, The Cam Rogers Show, Cowboys Report, College Football Now & NBA Now - the network is viewed by 10 million sports fans monthly.
Proceeds from the event benefit The Toby Keith Foundation, Roger Clemens foundation, and J.K. Livin Foundation.
James Yoder, Chat Sports