Will Ferrell’s Reds’ Debut Airs Sept. 12

Aug 19, 2015

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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.

Says HBO:

“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."