Comedian Will Ferrell’s stint as a Cincinnati Reds third baseman – part of his marathon day playing every position for 10 teams during spring training – debuts on HBO 10 p.m. Sept. 12.
“Ferrell Takes The Field” was filmed at five Arizona ball parks on March 12 as a one-hour special from Funny or Die, in partnership with Major League Baseball.
He suited up for the Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (HoHoKam Stadium); Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Tempe Diablo Stadium); Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick); San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox (Camelback Ranch); and Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (Peoria Stadium).
The special will also be available on HBO NOW and HBO GO.
“Ferrell’s goal was to honor “Campy” Campaneris while also helping 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 to realize their dream of a college education...
“On Sept. 8, 1965, Bert “Campy” 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 joined Ferrell as he began his journey on March 12.
“An important part of the fund-raising efforts is game-used memorabilia from Ferrell’s journey across the five ballparks, to be auctioned at MLB.com with proceeds being donated to Cancer for College, as well as Stand Up To Cancer, a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research. MLB is the founding donor to Stand Up To Cancer."