Actor/comedian and long-time sports fan Will Ferrell is going to try and pull off a feat only done once by a professional athlete today! That is to play every single position on a baseball field……on ONE DAY!
Overall funny man Will Ferrell is in production on a new special for Funny Or Die, that is also in partnership with the MLB, which is expected to air exclusively on HBO later this year. Will Ferrell will also dedicate today’s project to the fight against cancer. Ferrell is no stranger to crashing sports events but it has mostly been to be an announcer not a participant. I really don’t know how the actor will athletically preform……but I’m sure everyone’s attention will be fixated over Will’s antics and his interactions with players on the field.
Here is a list of the games in which Ferrell will be playing (all times CST).
2:00 p.m. — Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (Hohokam Stadium)
3:10 p.m. — Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Tempe Diablo Stadium)
4:10 p.m. — Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick)
6:05 p.m. — San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox (ss) (Camelback Ranch)
8:15 p.m. — Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (Peoria Stadium)
Oakland’s Bert Campaneris was the first and ONLY ever MLB player 50 years ago to play every single position on the field for 10 different teams in the same day. Ferrell also is honoring the historic feat by having Campaneris as part of this event as well.
On Sept. 8, 1965, Campaneris, in only his second Major League season, went 0-for-3 playing all nine positions for the Kansas City Athletics in a game against the California Angels. Campaneris is expected to be there with Ferrell as he begins this exciting and fun event.
“I’m excited, him being on the same field as us, It’s a lot of pressure for him, so it should be interesting. We’re excited to have him.” – said White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton, who listed “Step Brothers” as one of his favorite Ferrell movies.
“It’s fun, this is a good time to do it. I think I speak for everybody. We’re excited to see him out there. I’m sure he’s got something up his sleeve. It will be funny.” – White Sox starting pitcher John Danks said.
Game-used memorabilia from Ferrell’s history making day to five ballparks to play nine positions on the field for 10 different teams will be auctioned online later this year on MLB.com.
Ferrell’s day of baseball will help organizations dedicated to fighting cancer, including Cancer for College. Formed in 1993, Cancer for College is a charity that helps individuals adversely affected by cancer realize their dream of a college education.