Comedian Billy Crystal to play in exhibition game for Yanks

Updated: March 11, 2008, 12:18 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- 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.

"I've been ...

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