The 16 Greatest Celebrity First Pitches of All Time
From jaw-dropping acrobatics to deep-dish pizza delivery breaks, here are the best of the best
Throwing the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game can be considered a right of passage in Hollywood. Everyone from the Kardashians to Bruce Willis has given their best effort — but there is a certain group of stars who’ve given exceptional performances on the mound.
Kanye and Saint West
The model and mom of two showed off her mean fastball at Dodger Stadium in 2014.
Leave it to the actor-comedian to put his own twist on his ceremonial pitch. Murray faked out the Chicago Cubs crowd by pausing before heading to the mound, only to jet off in a full-out sprint around the bases and then slide into home plate. The spectacle prepped the excited crowd to then cheer for him as he threw his pitch.
Sure, he can throw a football — but can he work his magic with a baseball? Wilson, who is the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks and married to singer Ciara, proved that his impressive athleticism can shine with any sport. To be fair, he’s dabbled in baseball before.
President George W. Bush
Ahead of game three of the 2001 World Series, President Bush threw a perfect strike across the plate and walked away like a boss.
Remember that time a life-size baby T-Rex from the arena show Walking with Dinosaurs threw the first pitch with his mouth at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres? The terrifying, life-like creature’s attempt wasn’t half bad, considering his short arms would’ve made his aim much worse.
The star made science guys proud with his terrific toss at the Seattle Mariners’ former home of Safeco Field in 2013.
This comedian’s got an arm! Silverman donned a Toronto Blue Jays uniform in 2013 and threw a pitch so nice she had to end it with a glove drop.
The former undisputed world heavyweight champion threw a perfect strike but couldn’t leave the mound without pretending to bite off Tony Sanchez of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ear. Good thing Tyson was in a joking mood that day.
The star aimed his pitch so well the Phillies catcher didn’t even have to move. He sings, he acts, he’s hilarious and he can throw? What can’t Foxx do?
The country singer is another example of someone with way too much talent: His flawless strike proves he can do just about anything.
The actress added a little kick to her first attempt, and now we believe she’d be amazing in a remake of A League of Their Own.
First, the mitt on his head … then, a fake-out underhand throw. Fans were eating Bridges‘ pre-pitch antics up as he teased the crowd before throwing a high pitch across the plate.