Top 10 Worst Celebrity First Pitches

By: Jodi Phillips

Every now and then, a baseball team will let a celebrity throw out the first pitch to garner some excitement for the game.  While these people aren’t pro baseball players by any means, most celebrities haven’t had any trouble throwing a ball down the field to the catcher.

Then, these famous faces came along.

50 Cent

On May 27, 50 Cent had the chance to throw the first pitch at the New York Mets game to promote his upcoming concert at Citi Field.  Announcer Gary Cohen described it in a perfect way, “juuuuuust a bit outside.”

Mariah Carey

Any girl who shows up to throw the first pitch in four-inch heels is bound to have a bit of trouble.  Not to mention the short-shorts probably distracted everyone on that field.  Were they even watching the first pitch? But hey, at least she got it to the pitcher. Ahem, 50 Cent.

Carl Lewis

Donned as one of the biggest athletes of the 20th century, Olympian Carl Lewis showed he is just like everyone else when his first pitch barely made it 10 feet.  It’s okay, Carl… just keep holding those nine Olympic gold medals to your chest.

Carly Rae Jepsen

Though she had the biggest song of the summer in 2012, it’s safe to say no professional baseball team will be calling her… maybe.

John Wall

This is a good example of staying in your sport.  Washington Wizards’ John Wall threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals game, but it definitely wasn’t a three-pointer.

Justin Bieber

He’s pretty good at shooting straight into a mop bucket but when it comes to driving it down the middle, he’s a little off.

Governor Charlie Crist

It was a bit outside but we give major props to the catcher who tried to take a running dive to catch the ball.


In the weirdest ceremonial first pitch of all time, the White Sox welcomed an extinct dinosaur to throw out its first pitch.  It’s T-Rex arms couldn’t even throw so it chucked it with its mouth.

The Kardashians

Yes.  All of them.  Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Kris all threw the first pitch at a Dodgers game in 2009.  Excuse the mildly crude commentary from the video shooter here.

Let’s just say these celebs should probably stick to doing what they do for a living.  Except the Kardashians.  We aren’t quite sure what they do anyway.

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