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HBO releases preview of Will Ferrell special on his spring-training experience

Actor Will Ferrell made a drinking gesture, while playing shortstop for the Oakland A's, behind umpire Jim Joyce during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on March 12, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz.
Actor Will Ferrell made a drinking gesture, while playing shortstop for the Oakland A's, behind umpire Jim Joyce during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on March 12, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. The Associated Press

You may recall that actor/comedian Will Ferrell played all nine positions during various spring-training baseball games earlier this year in Arizona.

Ferrell played for 10 different teams for a HBO special in partnership with Major League Baseball’s effort to support the fight against cancer.

The good folks at Baseball Reference even made a player page for Ferrell.

HBO released a sneak peak at the special:

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