LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryan Cranston was hoping to get a hit at the All-Star Celebrity softball game at Dodger Stadium.
Instead, the “Breaking Bad” actor became a hit.
Cranston’s right shoulder was injured after a line drive from Grammy Award winner Anthony Ramos’ bat as he practiced batting in side-by-side temporary cages outside the ballpark on Saturday night.
Cranston, 66, doubled down for a few minutes, then headed to the trailer near him.
“It’s definitely going to hurt,” Cranston said after recovering. “I can be more of a cheerleader in this sport.”
The Tony, Emmy and Olivier Award winner later felt well enough to play on the field at Dodger Stadium. He took a third strike and pretended to argue with the umpire.
Cranston played for the Los Angeles team, which lost 15–13 to Brooklyn. Former San Francisco Giants star Hunter Pence scored two home runs for Brooklyn and was repeatedly booed by the LA crowd.
Best known for his role as Walter White in TV’s “Breaking Bad”, Cranston wore an Albuquerque Isotope hat in the scene where White first meets lawyer Saul Goodman – the now spinoff series ” The title character of “Better Call Saul”.
Cranston has appeared in several games for the Triple-A isotope, and he and “Breaking Bad” costar Aaron Paul are due to throw a formal first pitch on July 30.
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.
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