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Will Ferrell plays the fields at spring training
Will Ferrell plays the fields at spring training

Will Ferrell's major league career was brief — one day and five games. But he made history just the same, becoming the first player to bat for one team and catch for the other in the same half-inning. He also replaced an MVP in the field and retired the only batter he faced on the only pitch he threw. Not bad for a 47-year-old rookie with no previous professional baseball experience. Ferrell, a comedian and movie star, made a whirlwind tour of the Cactus League on Thursday, playing 10 positions — including designated hitter — for 10 teams as part of both a cancer benefit and an HBO special that will air this year. The day started at Hohokam Park in Mesa, where...

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