By Michael Terrill @MichaelTerrill on April 4, 2014
Just like us normal people, celebrities can be very passionate about their favorite sports team. All 15 of the famous Major League Baseball fans on this list are very dedicated to cheering on their team to their fullest ability.
Mayor Rudy Giuliani is an enormous fan of the New York Yankees. Shocking, I know. In all seriousness, seeing Giuliani at Yankee Stadium was never anything out of the ordinary. His tickets next to the dugout couldn’t have come cheap, but at least he has plenty of time to attend games these days.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Spike Lee supports the Yankees, especially since he’s a diehard fan of the New York Knicks. Even if his love for the Yankees doesn’t compare to his passion for the Knicks, he still attends the games dressed in team memorabilia.
Legendary college basketball commentator Dick Vitale has a soft spot for his favorite baseball team, the Tampa Bay Rays. He is known to cheer loud in Tampa Bay’s biggest moments, which is what being a fan is all about.
Many people may not know this, but actress Alyssa Milano is a big baseball fan. Even though her family has allegiance to the New York Mets, a team she does root for, she also cheers loud and proud for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Milano enjoys baseball so much that she’s actually published a few books on the sport.
Model and actress Kate Upton is definitely the hottest fan on this list. Don’t tell Justin Verlander, but Upton is actually a Yankees fan despite dating the Detroit Tigers starting pitcher. Her allegiances may have changed, at least whenever Detroit isn’t playing New York. However, she will always remain a Yankees fan.
Actor Vince Vaughn, who is from Chicago, is a fanatic of the Chicago Cubs. He’s thrown out the ceremonial first pitch, and he’s sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on several different occasions.
Even if the Dodgers fans don’t like him, that won’t change how Tom Cruise feels about his favorite baseball team. Cruise was shown on the celebrity camera at a Dodgers game during the NLCS last year in which fans booed him. However, that won’t prevent the actor from rooting for Los Angeles.
Everyone knows that Jack Nicholson is a diehard Los Angeles Lakers fan, but what people may not realize is that he’s also a big supporter of the Yankees.
Along with Nicholson, Sandler cheers for the Lakers and the Yankees. Personally, I never understood rooting for two teams on opposite sides of the country. However, Sandler is from Brooklyn, which explains why he grew up watching New York play.
Jay-Z is a supporter of all things New York, which includes the Yankees. Whether it’s selling out concerts at Yankee Stadium, performing on the field prior to a postseason game or sitting in the stands watching his beloved team play, Jay-Z does whatever he can to spread the good word about the Yanks.
It’s no secret that rapper Nelly is the biggest celebrity supporter of the St. Louis Cardinals. Being from St. Louis, Nelly takes every opportunity he gets to show love for his favorite team. He even shot one of his music videos at Busch Stadium.
Mark Wahlberg is an enormous Boston sports fans. If he’s not throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park, Wahlberg is throwing parties at home to watch the Boston Red Sox on television. He’s such a huge fan that he even shot Derek Jeter in the leg in the film The Other Guys. I guarantee Wahlberg made sure that was in the movie as a shout out to the Boston faithful.
Former President George H.W. Bush can frequently be seen in attendance at Houston Astros games with his wife, Barbara, and other family members. Bush is a huge supporter of the team during times of thick and thin, which certainly must be hard considering how bad the Astros have been in recent years.
Ben Affleck might just be the biggest celebrity fan of the Red Sox. He even filmed a scene from the movie The Town at Fenway. It’s said that Affleck is very superstitious when it comes to watching Boston play, which is why wife Jennifer Garner must be very careful in his presence whenever a game is on, especially if it’s the World Series.
The biggest Yankees fan of them all is actor and comedian Billy Crystal. He can constantly be seen sporting Yankees memorabilia even when he’s not in attendance at the ballpark. Being a New York fan his entire life has brought him great pleasure. But the biggest honor Crystal has ever received is when the Yankees signed him to a one-day contract during a spring training game.
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