LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Will Ferrell may be set to answer the age-old comedy question: “Who’s on first?”
Ferrell will crash the Dodgers’ spring training to play every position on the field as production begins on a new special from Funny Or Die scheduled to air exclusively on HBO later this year.
Dedicating the project to the fight against cancer, Ferrell will travel to Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale and Peoria via helicopter, the Associated Press reported.
Ferrell’s stunt will honor the historic feat by Bert Campaneris who, five decades ago 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 his journey tomorrow.
Starting times for four of the games were adjusted to make Ferrell’s barnstorming tour possible.
Memorabilia collected during Ferrell’s tour will be auctioned off at MLB.com, with proceeds going to College of Cancer and Stand Up to Cancer, according to HBO.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement that “Major League Baseball is happy to take part in what will surely be a fun and memorable day for a great cause.”
Ferrell is to appear in the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Diego Padres at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.
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