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14 Worst First Pitches In Baseball History

50 Cent Was Bad — But Come On, We See That ALL THE TIME At Citi Field
Rap artist 50 Cent throws the ceremonial first pitch of a game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on May 27, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Rap artist 50 Cent throws the ceremonial first pitch of a game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on May 27, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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By Daniel Friedman
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50 Cent’s first pitch at Citi Field on Tuesday night was rather unimpressive. Afterwards, the rapper took to social media and proclaimed: “I’m a hustler not a damn ballplayer.”

Apparently, this is a valid excuse.

Well, the only thing he can take comfort in is that at least he’s not No. 1 on this list. Who is? Read on and find out.

14. Charlie Brown

We’ll give him something of a break because he’s wearing that costume. Still — good grief!

13. Dirk Nowitzki

Let’s just say the Dallas Mavericks star made the right choice by sticking to basketball.

12. Carl Lewis

If he was as bad a runner as he was a pitcher, Mo Vaughn could’ve beaten him to first base.

11. 50 Cent

I don’t get what the fuss is all about. Mets pitchers do this regularly. Wait, is that bad?

10. Barack Obama

It’s a good thing first pitches have nothing to do with politics. And never mind the horrible throw — he’s wearing a Washington Nationals jacket and a Chicago White Sox hat! C’mon, man.

9. Ba Ba Booey

See No. 11.

8. Gary Neville

As the former Man-U star demonstrates, British baseball has come a long way. Or, perhaps not. That throw was rubbish.

7. John Wall

I think it’s safe to say that Wall won’t be playing BASEketball anytime soon. Neither will anyone else, but that’s not the point.

6. Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory

Harry Doyle would’ve had a field day calling this first pitch. It was, indeed, just a bit outside.

5. Bill Murray


Wouldn’t shock me to find out that the ghost of Cy Young paid a visit to this Ghostbuster after that … err … Hail Mary.

4. Mariah Carey

Could someone please translate? What was that?!

3. Shawn Johnson

She’s an Olympic gold medalist, an icon of American gymnastics and she can’t throw a baseball past the mound. No, really.

2. The Go-Go’s

(Horrible pitches start at :49.) Each of the band members missed their intended target, but the Rays decided that one funny celebrity appearance wasn’t enough…

1. Carly Rae Jepsen

… So they arranged for another. It was crazy, she should try again maybe.

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