Billy Crystal’s heartfelt tribute to Robin Williams at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night was one of the highlights of the entire night.
Crystal opened the segment by sharing a story about the time he and his late friend joined Tim McCarver in the broadcast booth at Shea Stadium during a 1989 New York Mets-Cincinnati Reds game on “Comic Relief Day.” Williams, who died recently at the age of 63, was a big supporter of the San Francisco Giants and baseball in general, but he didn’t know much about the sport.
It was only the second baseball game the comedian had ever attended, but he quickly began to look at home when Crystal suggested that he was actually a Russian baseball player who was visiting the United States. Williams “perked up” according to Crystal, got into character and stole the show when a foul ball came screaming at them in the broadcast booth.
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Check out Crystal’s anecdote in full in the video below.
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