Chris Christie goes to bat at Yankee Stadium

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Associated Press

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 23 at 4:33 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has taken a break from sparring with New Jersey lawmakers to show off his softball skills.

The governor participated in a celebrity softball match Monday at Yankee Stadium.

He caught the ball to make a crucial out at third base to end the 7th inning. His team eked out a 7-6 win.

The fourth annual Bombers Boomer Broadway Softball Classic featured celebrities facing off against the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and New York Yankees alumni.

Christie was a catcher in high school and continues to be a baseball fan.

He told reporters as he warmed up before the game that he was happy to have a break from Trenton. He said he hoped he wouldn't get injured.

He also said he'd rather be at Citi Field — home of his beloved Mets.

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