Billy Crystal a Yankee?
Billy Crystal will get to ``look mahvelous'' in pinstripes.
The actor will sign a one-day, minor league contract with the New York Yankees and play in Thursday's exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Crystal, an avid Yankees fan, will work out with the team on Wednesday and will wear uniform No. 60 for the game - to be played one day before his 60th birthday. The Yankees said Monday they have the approval of baseball commissioner Bud Selig.
Crystal, according to the Yankees hit .348 and was captain during his senior year at Long Beach High School in New York. He directed and produced ``61*,'' a move about Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and the 1961 Yankees.
``The Yankees are excited to welcome the newest member of our team known for his humor and wit as well as his undying love for the Yankees,'' chief operating officer Lonn Trost said.
Country singer Garth Brooks has played in spring training games, helping raise money for his Touch 'em All Foundation. He was 1-for-22 (.045) in 1999 with the San Diego Padres, 0-for-17 the following year with the New York Mets and 1-for-8 (.125) in 2004 with the Kansas City Royals.
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