Dodger Stadium: The 10 Hottest Girls to Throw the Ceremonial First Pitch
Dodger Stadium, the third oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, is renowned for its rich heritage, the world class playing surface, the picturesque skyline, and is home to the most popular concession food in baseball, the Dodger Dog.
It was built in the mid-1950s by team president Walter O'Malley, and is one of the few remaining stadiums in the Major Leagues without a corporate sponsored name.
Such icons as Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Don Sutton, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Tommy Lasorda, Walter Alston, Roy Campanella, and Jim Gilliam live eternally with their uniform numbers mounted below the pavilion roofs behind the outfield fence.
Besides the renowned legacy and top caliber play on the diamond, the club offers many other forms of entertainment and recreation for the Dodger faithful.
The ceremonial first pitch is a longstanding ritual of baseball in which a guest of honor throws a ball to mark the end of pregame festivities and the start of the game; and what's a better way to start a ballgame than having a widely known, gorgeous hottie chuck in the first ball?
The following frames show—in order—the 10 hottest women ever to grace the mound at Dodger Stadium and begin the game by throwing out the first pitch.
It's also worth mentioning that in the endless hours of research it took in putting together this slideshow, it is not known if Alyssa Milano, one of the biggest die-hard Dodger junkies around, has ever thrown out a first pitch in Los Angeles.
10. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is probably not the first hottie that everyone wants to see on the list, but the model and actress, soon to be thirty years old, still looks gorgeous, especially in a Dodger jersey.
After breaking up with Saints running back Reggie Bush in 2009, she is still known as one of Los Angeles' top socialites.
Currently it is rumored that Kardashian is dating Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.
9. Eve Torres
Eve Torres is a model and an actress, and is probably best known for her involvement in the WWE where she is the reigning WWE Divas Champion.
Believe it or not, Eve got her first big break in acting as one of those girls with the suitcases on the game show Deal or No Deal.
Torres probably deserves a higher ranking on the list, but her failure to sport any Dodger gear while hurling the first pitch places her at number nine.
8. Whitney Port
This image of Whitney Port wearing super-tight jeans, Chuck Taylor sneakers, and a generic double-zero Dodger jersey does not do her any justice whatsoever.
The 25-year-old television personality is known most for appearing on the MTV syndicated series The Hills.
Port is currently working on launching her own fashion line, suitably named Whitney Eve.
7. Shawn Johnson
At only 18 years old, it was difficult to decide to include Shawn Johnson on the list, but she does indeed don the Dodger Blue with a special grace.
Johnson is the 2008 Olympic women's balance beam gold medalist, the individual all-around silver medalist, the 2007 all-around World Champion, and the 2007 and 2008 U.S. all-around champion.
Just as recently as a few weeks ago, Shawn has announced that she will attempt to make a comeback in the 2012 Olympic Games.
6. DeAnna Pappas
DeAnna Pappas, a 28-year-old TV personality, is best known for her participation in the ABC television reality dating shows The Bachelor, Season 11, and The Bachelorette, Season Four.
Pappas was excellent in her performance on the pitcher's mound at Dodger Stadium as she flaunted her athletic talents.
DeAnna was a sensastional women's softball player in both her junior and senior years in high school.
The super-modified Dodgers jersey and casual, yet tight jeans she donned for the first pitch ceremony accent her stunning figure.
5. Nicolette Sheridan
At 46 years old, Nicolette Sheridan is the oldest hottie to appear on the list.
Sheridan is perhaps best known for her roles in the American television series Knots Landing and Desperate Housewives.
It is unknown what motive Nicolette had in wearing her sexy "I Love Joe Torre" halter top, but when jokingly asked about it at a post game press chat, the Dodger manager had no comment.
4. Lauren Caitlin Upton
Lauren Caitlin Upton, 21, is an American fashion model and former beauty queen from Lexington, South Carolina. She is best known for her response to a question that was asked of her during the Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant.
As part of a question and answer portion during the pageant, Upton was asked by the questioner, Friday Night Lights actress Aimee Teegarden: "Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?"
Upton responded: "I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children."
She appears on this list for her stunning looks rather than intelligence; and could be ranked higher, however the only sign of any Dodger gear she was sporting during her first pitch was a subtle-looking blue headband.
3. Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad is another TV personality best known for being featured in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and for her spinoff show, The Hills, which at one point followed her personal and professional life as she pursued a career in the fashion industry.
Conrad, 24, was a shoe-in for No. 3 on the list as a result of sporting a Dodger cap, a Dodger jersey, and her amorous pigtails. Her amazing figure was prominent in tallying her ranking as well.
2. Audrina Partridge
25-year-old Audrina Partridge is another entry on the list who credits the beginning of her television career to MTV's The Hills series. Partridge has also appeared in two blockbuster movies, Sorority Row and Into the Blue 2.
Partridge obviously prepared well for her first pitch ceremony, as it is evident she studied the "what to wear" section in the "How to Appear on the 10 Hottest Girls to Throw a Dodger Stadium First Pitch" manual.
1. Emmanuelle Chriqui
Emanuelle Chriqui was by far the easiest selection to make on the list.
Perennially, Chriqui tops numerous polls in men's magazines as being one of the world's most desireable women.
Emanuelle is 32-years-old, and is widely known for her roles on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, and several appearances on The O.C.
The picture says it all.