Arts & Culture

Billy Crystal is the Yankees’ New DH — “Designated Hebrew”

Today comedian Billy Crystal fulfilled the fantasy of every short, aging Jewish male in America — he played baseball before a sold-out stadium during spring training. The Yankees signed Crystal to a two-day contract to celebrate the long time fan's … Read More

By / March 13, 2008

Today comedian Billy Crystal fulfilled the fantasy of every short, aging Jewish male in America — he played baseball before a sold-out stadium during spring training. The Yankees signed Crystal to a two-day contract to celebrate the long time fan's 60th birthday. He joins the ranks of Jewish baseball greats like Shawn Green, Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg. "I’m the D.H. — designated Hebrew," Crystal commented in the Times. “It doesn’t matter. I’m so jazzed. It’s the greatest thrill ever.”