50 Cent joins Mariah Carey and Cristiano Ronaldo among celebrities to embarrass themselves throwing first baseball pitch

Embarrassment for the In The Club rapper ahead of New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates game

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When 50 Cent threw the ceremonial first pitch at the New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates game last night, it was anything but on the money.

In a long-time tradition in baseball, a well-known figure is given the honour of opening proceedings by throwing the first pitch of the game. But for rapper 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, it was a moment to forget when his throw went wildly off target.

Scroll down to see 50 Cent's shocking pitch...

At least the star of Get Rich or Die Tryin' can take solace that he is not the first celebrity to make a fool of himself from the mound.

Among those to fail at the seemingly simple task of throwing a baseball the short distance to the backstop include Cristiano Ronaldo and a somewhat inappropriately dressed Mariah Carey. You can see their failed attempts below...

50 Cent


Cristiano Ronaldo


Mariah Carey