The Greatest Opening Day Pitches

The good, the bad — and the surprisingly ugly

What makes professional baseball’s opening day pitches so great? The people throwing them, of course. The ceremonial pitch has been a standing tradition in baseball since — well, forever. Whether those pitches are thrown by celebrities, real-life heroes or George W. Bush — the stands roar.

Scroll through the gallery to see people “pitch slap” on opening day!

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