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A concert for a great cause took place Saturday night on Central Park’s Great Lawn as musicians and Major League Baseball teamed up to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Three days before the All-Star Game at Citi field, Major League Baseball is throwing a party at Central Park. Thousands of people attended the concert at the Great Lawn and so did a Yankee legend.

A symphony of baseball from the NY Philharmonic and then it was a familiar New York City voice leading the way – former Yankees skipper Joe Torre and then the baseball poem “Casey at the Bat.”

Afterward the man who led the Yankees to four World Series titles actually admitted to being a bit nervous.

“The last time they played an all-star game where the Mets have their home field was, I was the starting catcher – so it gives you an idea how long ago that was,” said Torre.

The All-Star Charity Concert also featured Mariah Carey and will benefit Sandy relief. Major League Baseball will make a $1 million donation to the Robin Hood Foundation.

“It’s great that there’s a big event here all summer giving back and helping rebuild the city,” said one concert goer.

Thousands of fans filled the Great Lawn taking it all in, including Barry Mantel and his son Jordan. They came all the way from San Diego.

“We’re on a father-son trip looking at some schools and I surprised my son Jordan with some tickets to the Home Run Derby,” said Mantel.

It’s that love of the game passed between generations Torre says he wants to preserve. Particularly in the face of performance enhancing drugs scandals, we want to make sure the fans sitting in the stands and fans at home – when they watch our game we get their trust back,” said Torre.

Guys who play the game right like Mariano Rivera -- the legendary Yankees closer will play in his final All-Star game Tuesday night. He still holds a special place in the heart of his former manager.

“I had a lot of success as a manager with the Yankees but trust me, it wouldn’t have happened without Mariano Rivera."

A night to honor baseball and fans who love the game.

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