Former NFL LB Akbar Gbaja-Biamila Throws Awful 1st Pitch at Phillies vs. Giants

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 10: American Ninja Warrior co-host and former NFL player, Akbar Gbajabiamila, performs on the field between innings with the Phillie Phanatic during a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 6-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Add Akbar Gbaja-Biamila to the list of athletes and celebrities who have thrown out a terrible first pitch at a Major League Baseball game.

The former NFL linebacker did this prior to Thursday's game at Citizens Bank Park between the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies:


Who did it better, @50cent or @Akbar_Gbaja? https://t.co/7GqbwPe4iF

There must be a stigma for left-handed ceremonial throwers on a pitcher's mound. MLB's tweet references the infamous first pitch by 50 Centโ€”who is also a southpawโ€”for the New York Mets in 2014 that nearly hit a cameraman who was closer to the on-deck circle than home plate.

The good news is Gbaja-Biamila's pitch didn't hurt the Phillies, who swept their four-game series against the Giants with a 6-3 win.


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.