VIDEO: Remembering When Michael Jordan Botched Throwing the First Pitch at Wrigley Field

Jason Schandl
Video of Michael Jordan throwing out a terrible first pitch for a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field.
Video of Michael Jordan throwing out a terrible first pitch for a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. / YouTube: MLB
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It's no secret that Michael Jordan's short-lived baseball career wasn't exactly one to write home about. Batting .202 at the Double-A level leaves a lot to be desired.

But he didn't only struggle during his time in the Chicago White Sox' organization — he also had a rough go at Wrigley Field.

Ceremonial first pitches can be a ton of fun when they go well, but they can also be highly embarrassing when they don't.

You might expect an ex ball player and one of the greatest athletes of all time to at least be able to get the throw near their target. That wasn't the case for MJ here, however, as he sailed the ball way over Sammy Sosa's head and into the backstop.

Jordan and Sosa laughed it off, but with Jordan's competitiveness and obsessive drive for perfection, you just know that one had to sting.


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