Billy Crystal a Yankee for a Day
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has approved the one day contract for actor/comedian Billy Crystal to become a New York Yankee. In honor of his 60th birthday on Friday, Crystal will play a grapefruit league game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, March 13, 2008.
"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.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi, after Monday night's 4-0 win over Cincinnati, said he hasn't determined what position Crystal will play.
"That remains to be seen," Girardi said. "Obviously, it's kind of exciting. Billy Crystal has done a lot for this organization. He's always been a big part of it. Our way of rewarding him, saying thanks for everything that you've done."