Batter Up: 50 Celebrities Throwing Out The First Pitch At Baseball Games

Tonight, the best players in Major League Baseball will face off against one another in the league’s annual All-Star Game. While there will likely be plenty of fastballs and homeruns on display during the Midsummer Classic, we here at VH1 Celebrity had an idea that might help improve the chances that a non-sports fan would tune-in to the game. What if the commissioner introduced a new idea wherein celebrities would throw out the first pitch of every inning, not just a single one before the game started? (We know, we know, it’s a genius idea.)

While that idea (probably?) won’t be implemented this year, here’s hoping that Bud Selig sees this post and makes this change in time for next year’s affair. In the meantime, please check out this hilarious gallery of celebrities —including the likes of Mariah Carey, Barack Obama, Bill Murray, Charlie Sheen and current holder Worst First Pitch Ever™ title holder Carly Rae Jepsen — winding up and attempting to throw a baseball 60 feet and 6 inches.

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  • NEW YORK – JULY 19: Actor Billy Bob Thornton tosses a pitch as he visits Harlem little leaguers at the Harlem RBI Field July 19, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

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  • LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 21: Star Wars character Chewbacca (C) with Stormtroopers throws out the ceremonial first pitch to celebrate the 30th anniversary of

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  • CHICAGO – JULY 25: Debbie Gibson throws out the first pitch of the game between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs during ’80s night on July 25, 2005 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Matt Carmichael/Getty Images)

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  • ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 24: Actress Eva Longoria of

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  • ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 08: Reality telelvision personality Holly Madison throws out the first pitch of the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 8, 2010 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Holly Madison

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  • CHICAGO – MAY 03: Pop star Justin Bieber throws out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals on May 3, 2010 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Justin Bieber

  • CHICAGO – JULY 30: Recording artist Kid Rock throws out a ceremonial first pitch on

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 20: Kristin Cavallari throws out the ceremonial first pitch at a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kristin Cavallari

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  • CHICAGO – MAY 6: Actor Macaulay Culkin throws out the first pitch before the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs on May 6, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks 11-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Macaulay Culkin

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  • BOSTON – JULY 05: Mark Wahlberg throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Boston Red Sox versus the Seattle Mariners game on July 5, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mark Wahlberg

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 20: Matthew McConaughey throws the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on May 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

  • WASHINGTON – JUNE 22: Television talk show host Maury Povich throws out the opening pitch before the game between the Washington Nationals and the Texas Rangers at Nationals Park June 22, 2008 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Maury Povich

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  • WASHINGTON – MAY 19: Paula Deen throws out the first pitch before the game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 19, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paula Deen

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 2: In this handout photo provided by the Los Angeles Dodgers, musician Pete Wentz throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium September 2, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers lost the game, 4-1. (Photo by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Pete Wentz

  • LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 5: Actress Sharon Stone smiles to the crowd before throwing out the first pitch before the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Cincinnati Reds on August 5, 2003 at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

  • CHICAGO – AUGUST 17: Celebrity Sharon Osbourne, wife of entertainer Ozzy Osbourne, prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the National League game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field on August 17, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. The Dodgers defeated the Cubs 3-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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  • ST. PETERSBURG – AUGUST 02: Drummer of the group Green Day Tre Cool throws out the first pitch of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Kansas City Royals at Tropicana Field on August 2, 2009 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

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