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Tom Hanks ‘selling’ hot dogs at Oakland Athletics games

There may be no crying in baseball this year, but there will be a hint of Tom Hanks in Oakland.

As the fanless MLB season gets underway, the Oakland A’s revealed last week that Hanks — a former Oakland Colesium vendor — will be featured at home games, with the team mixing the Oscar winner’s voice into the added crowd noise.

In addition to stadiums being free of spectators, the 2020 MLB season has also been shortened to 60 games due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hanks, 64, who contracted the lethal bug earlier this year, previously spoke about his time as a vendor during a 2019 appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

“I was a vendor at Oakland A’s games, I was 14 years old,” the Concord, Calif. native recalled. “I went down to sell peanuts and soda and thinking that it would be kind of like from a TV show, where everyone helps out the young kid, trying to make a thing. First of all, I got robbed, twice.”

Hanks added he learned a valuable lesson from the experience.

“Note to self, hide those wads of cash,” Hanks quipped. “Don’t be walking with a wad of cash sticking out of your pocket.”

The A’s (3-2) will face the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.

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