Actor and comedian Billy Crystal made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees on Thursday.
The Yankees took on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training game. Crystal was wearing uniform number 60, as the day marked his 60th birthday.
Crystal led off the game as the designated hitter. In his at-bat, he fouled off a 1-0 fastball, and then worked to a full count against Pittsburgh's left-hander Paul Maholm before striking out on an 88 mph cutter.
Crystal took six pitches. After his one and only at-bat, he was replaced by Johnny Damon.
Crystal was released Friday, on his 60th birthday.
The is an avid Yankee fan and a New York City native. "It was unbelievable and the greatest moment of my life," Crystal said. "I don't really know how to describe it. It was intensely good."
What a way to celebrate your birthday! Your dream comes true: you're a Yankee for a day.