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Ferrell Up! Ferrell shines as true MVP in sports comedies

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Will Ferrell has raked in box office millions over a career built playing the earnest goofball in a string of sports movies that's seen him do it all from lacing up his skates, starting his engines and hitting nothing but net.

Now he shifts from the silver screen to the baseball diamond for one of his wackiest stunts yet.

The comedian plans to play every position while making appearances at five Arizona spring training games on Thursday. The event will be filmed for an upcoming HBO special in conjunction with the Funny or Die website co-founded by Ferrell.

HBO said Ferrell is dedicating his special to fighting cancer. He also will honor Bert Campaneris being the first to play all nine positions in a major league game five decades ago.

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