Actor, pitcher on Christie appointment list

(FILE) New Jersey Gov. elect Chris Christie announces Thursday, Dec. 16, 2009, in Trenton, N.J., that he is appointing Kim Guadagno, right, who will be New Jersey's first lieutenant governor, to pull double duty in the new administration by also serving as secretary of state. (Mel Evans)

May 10, 2010 4:40:40 PM PDT
A former major league pitcher and an actor from "The Sopranos" are among New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's nominees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame Advisory Commission. The pitcher is Al Leiter, a Toms River native who played for the Yankees and Mets, among others, during a 19-year big league career.

The 44-year-old Leiter is currently a baseball analyst with the MLB Network and the Yes Network.

The actor is 56-year-old Vincent Curatola of Upper Saddle River, who played Johnny "Sack" Sacramoni in the popular HBO gangster drama.

Both men were appointed to the Republican governor's transition team last year as members of the Gaming, Sports and Entertainment subcommittee.

Their latest appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.


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