The Grand Prix this year — again sponsored by Longines — will offer a $300,000 purse, up from $250,000
Karen Polle will be back to defend her 2015 Grand Prix championship. Durell Godfrey

“We couldn’t lose to them four years in a row"
Eric Ernst, who as the Artists’ leadoff hitter went 2-for-4 with a run batted in Saturday, is within sight of Joe DiMaggio’s record with at least one hit in 46 straight Artists-Writers Games. Craig Macnaughton
David Baer, about to score above, put the Writers ahead for good with a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning. Durell Godfrey Photos
Major League Baseball’s chief baseball officer, Joe Torre, drew laughs from Mike Lupica and Ken Auletta when he urged them not to take the Game too seriously. The Artists’ manager, and the Game’s impresario, Leif Hope, was at right. Durell Godfrey
Leif Hope’s gnarled hands caressed a spherical turnip — a Game mainstay since the 1950s. Durell Godfrey
Mike Lupica’s wife told him to neither dive nor slide. He did both, and walked away from the Writers’ 9-6 win with the skinned shins to prove it. Durell Godfrey
Michael Dougherty, a pinch-runner for Dr. Ron Noy, the Artists’ orthopedist and sports medicine consultant, legged out Noy’s triple to right in leading off the Artists’ eighth. Craig Macnaughton
John Franco, after fouling off Joe Sopiak’s first turnip offering when he came to bat in the third inning, crushed the next. Craig Macnaughton

Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s work praised
Gustavo Morastitla outkicked Dylan Fine in the final half-mile. Jack Graves

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The Montauk Rugby Club’s Brenden Mott with the ball. Craig Macnaughton

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The Artists have been flexing their muscle in recent years

A two-game sweep of Schenck Fuels by a score of 11-6
It was the first women’s slow-pitch softball league championship for Bono’s coach, Ryan Troudt, and its veteran pitcher, Dawn Green. Jack Graves

Down syndrome research was the beneficiary
Vic Quirolo played steadily for When We Were Young, the eventual champions. Craig Macnaughton