How did Russell Wilson's at-bat compare to other Yankees Spring Training celebs?
Wilson looked pretty comfortable in the box, fouling the first pitch from
It's time for some good ol' fashion Cut4 scouting:
The actor and noted Yankees fan donned the pinstripes against the Pirates' Paul Maholm back in 2008. And all things considered -- Crystal was 60 at the time, and again, he's an actor -- he acquitted himself well. Still, he swung through a breaking ball for strike three:
Here's a side-by-side comparison:
Wilson keeps better balance and is more compact through the zone, so while they both struck out, Russ gets the edge. Of course, he isn't the only two-sport star to grace George M. Steinbrenner Field ...
When he wasn't winning the Heisman Trophy and national championship as a quarterback at Florida State, Winston pitched and played right field for the Noles' baseball team. And in February of 2014, the Yankees invited FSU to play an exhibition game, offering the future No. 1 NFL Draft pick a chance to face big league pitching.
Winston finished the day 0-for-2, but he did record a groundout to second against current Tigers closer
While the swing was a bit long, we have to give Winston the nod here simply for his stellar sock game.