In an effort to raise awareness for cancer research, Hollywood actor Will Ferrell set out Thursday to play for 10 teams and all nine positions across five Cactus League games.
Ferrell’s day began early Thursday morning when he reported with the Oakland Athletics. It concluded Thursday night with Ferrell playing right field for the San Diego Padres in ninth inning of their game with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
While there were plenty of jersey changes and laughing moments in between, it was evident Ferrell took his task seriously. One of his highlights included playing center field for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and needing to field a hard-hit single to his left.
Two innings prior to playing right field for the Padres, Ferrell took the mound for the Dodgers in the seventh inning of a scoreless tie. He held a brief conversation with catcher Austin Barnes to go over pitch signals, which included Ferrell telling the young catcher he had a ‘slurge’ in his repertoire.
Once he was warmed up, Ferrell showed some agility in fielding a bunt off Derek Norris’ bat to record an out. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly quickly brought the hook, much to comedian’s display, and Ferrell’s career with the Dodgers ended at 0.1 innings pitched, zero hits an a 0.00 ERA.