I’d like to think that in my prime I could go 3-and-2 against a big-league pitcher but Billy Crystal is 60 years old ferpetesake. The former news agency reports:
TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) – Comedian Billy Crystal’s dream came true on Thursday when he played for the New York Yankees in a spring training baseball game, fouling off a pitch before striking out against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A lifelong Yankees fan, Crystal led off the first inning as the team’s designated hitter, or “designated Hebrew,” as he joked, and struck out swinging against Pittsburgh pitcher Paul Maholm on a 3-2 count.
YES Network has much MUCH more – AP story including the depressing fact that Crystal wore No 60 to match his age.
There is also a video of the whole at-bat. Robin Williams was in the stands. I have to say, he had a good eye — his foul ball was just a little late and right down the first base line. The pitcher was not throwing Twinkies.