Will Ferrell is a dark horse Cy Young Award candidate


Could actor Will Ferrell win an American or National League Cy Young Award?

The MLB has a new pitching sensation, and his name is John William Ferrell. On a calm late winter night, the 47 year old threw like a man half his age. Clayton Kershaw better watch out, because his Los Angeles Dodgers teammate is gunning for his hardware.

Thus, we pose the question: Is Ferrell a dark horse Cy Young Award candidate?

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On Thursday, actor and comedian Will Ferrell made Major League Baseball history. In just one day, the man who brought us laughs with Old School, Elf, Anchorman 1 and 2, Talladega Nights, and Step Brothers among others, suited up for ten different ball clubs.

What is even more astounding is that he played all nine positions in the field, ten if you include the designated hitter (here is to you, Edgar Martinez). The first major leaguer to accomplish the feat, albeit with a single team and without the DH, was Bert Campaneris on September 8th, 1965. The beloved Oakland Athletics veteran was honored by Ferrell, who wore his number 19 on field for all but one franchise (the San Diego Padres have officially retired No. 19 for the recently deceased Tony Gwynn).

Perhaps no performance was more impressive than his retiring of Padres minor league center fielder Rico Noel. Ferrell, a self proclaimed “ground ball pitcher,” delivered on his promise when he threw out the speedster on a bunt attempt towards the first base side of the diamond.

The outing, which lasted just one third of an inning, might not be enough to land Ferrell a job with the Dodgers, but there are certainly going to be other teams in the market for a fresh arm. In addition to life experience, the veteran actor brings a 0.00 ERA to whatever squad gives him a chance.

H/T Troy Machir

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