On March 12, Will Ferrell will be at five different Major League Baseball spring training ballparks in Arizona to begin production on a new HBO special from Funny or Die, in partnership with MLB. The special is dedicated to helping organizations dedicated to fighting cancer.
Another goal for Ferrell from this is to honor Bert Campaneris’ historic 1965 feat of playing all nine positions in a game. Ferrell will be playing every position on the field for 10 different teams on the same day, and Campaneris is expected to be there with Ferrell as he begins his effort.
Ferrell’s day will be covered on social media using the hashtag #FerrellTakesTheField, and it will be chronicled in an HBO special to air later this year. MLB players, managers, coaches, executives and fans will also be featured.
Will Ferrell will be playing in the following games as part of the special:
March 12 (all times Pacific; subject to change)
12:05pm Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (HoHoKam Stadium)
1:10pm Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Tempe Diablo Stadium)
2:10pm Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick)
4:05pm San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox (Camelback Ranch)
6:15pm Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (Peoria Stadium)