Hamm to host the ESPY awards

LOS ANGELES – Jon Hamm is going from a presenter to host of the ESPY Awards, a natural segue for the former three-sport prep athlete who is unabashed in his love for his hometown St. Louis Cardinals. Hamm called himself a “pretty good” high school player, but is quick to note he was never a threat to make it in the professional ranks. It airs live on ESPN on July 17 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.