New Year, Same Script at Artists Writers Softball Game

Leif Hope and Billy Strong after Saturday's 70th Annual Artists Writes Softball game. Dell Cullum photos

The 70th annual Artists and Writers Softball Game was held Saturday at Herrick Park in East Hampton, where the writers won for the third consecutive year, this time by a score of 12-8. Anthony Friedman, a culture writer for the New Yorker magazine, was named the game’s most valuable player after he hit a towering three-run homerun in the first inning and helped engineer a game-ending double play in the ninth. Photographer Dell Cullum was also in attendance.

Longtime Daily News sports writer Mike Lupica fires up his Writers team prior to Saturday’s game.
Artist Lonnie Quinn with his daughter after Saturday’s game.
Chris Wragge throws to first bae.