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Updated: March 13, 2008, 9:51 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Billy Crystal whacked himself in the helmet with his backswing, found his shoelaces and socks sabotaged and watched his team lose.

Oh, and the New York Yankees rookie struck out in his one and only at-bat as a big leaguer.

"It was the strangest, greatest moment of my life," he said Thursday.

A day before his 60th birthday, the comedian, actor and Oscar host enjoyed every moment of the day he'd hoped for his entire life.

Talking ball with Yogi Berra and Reggie ...

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