Nine-year-old Alayna Adams runs to see her father, Army Lt. Col. William Adams. Jul 14, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Canadian recording artist and singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen reacts after she threw out the first pitch before the game against the Houston Astros at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Bringing it home
'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen — seen at Camden Yards in Baltimore on April 7 — had one of the worst tosses of the season a month later in Tampa, Fla. Check out some of the best, worst and most memorable first pitches from this season.
S. Korea: Shin Soo-ji
This is unique a first pitch as they come. The Olympic rhythmic gymnast sure is flexible.
Tampa Bay: Touching reunion
Possibly the best ceremonial first pitch of the season was at Tropicana Field in May. Nine-year-old Alayna Adams had no idea her father, Army Lt. Col. William Adams, was behind the plate, dressed up as the Rays catcher. She didn't expect him back Afghanistan for another four days.
Milwaukee: No shortcuts
The grandson of Brewers bench coach Jerry Narron made sure he was going to throw his pitch from the mound.
Tampa Bay: Baba Booey?
Carly Rae Jepsen's toss actually made Garry Dell'Abate — Howard Stern's longtime producer — look good.
Why Baba Booey?
Embarrassed as Carly Rae Jepsen might have been over her toss — if you want to call it that — she probably couldn't even watch Gary Dell'Abate's first pitch at Citi Field in '09.
Oakland: Long-distance toss
Nick LeGrande, 13, who is battling aplastic anemia, threw out the ceremonial first pitch for an Oakland A's home game from 1,800 miles away in Kansas City, thanks to a project by Google fiber.
Texas: Parker family
(Left to right) Robbie Parker, daughter Samantha, Parker's wife Alissa and Texas Rangers OF David Murphy, gather on the field before Robbie threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Rangers' home opener on April 5, 2013. Parker grew up in North Texas. The Parkers lost their 6-year-old daughter, Emilie, who was among the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut in December 2012. Murphy, who was Emilie's favorite player, gave the family the jersey he wore on Opening Day. All Opening Day jerseys across MLB had a patch on them honoring the Newtown victims.
Giants: What an arm!
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick clocked in at 87 mph.
Houston: Pat Duncan
Duncan, a 90-year-old World War II veteran, tosses out the first pitch before the Rockies-Astros game on Memorial Day 2013. Duncan survived the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Seattle: Sgt. Leroy Petry
Petry acknowledges the crowd after delivering the game ball to the pitcher's mound prior to the game between the Mariners and the Padres on Memorial Day 2013 at Safeco Field in Seattle. Petry was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat in Afghanistan.
Boston: Ron Brassard
Ron Brassard from New Hampshire, who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings reacts to cheers before a game between Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 7, 2013.
Boston: Heather Abbott
Abbott, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor who lost her lower left leg from the tragedy, throws out the first pitch at Fenway Park before the Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays on May 11.
Boston: Patty Campbell
Patty Campbell, whose 29-year-old daughter Krystle Campbell was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, throws out a ceremonial pitch before a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 7, 2013.
Oakland: Dale Beatty
Iraq war veteran Beatty threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the A's and the Giants at O.co Coliseum in Oakland on Memorial Day 2013. Beatty lost both his legs in combat and later founded a company that modifies homes for other disabled veterans.
Tampa Bay: Sgt. Mike Nicholson
Sgt. Michael Nicholson, who lost his left arm and both of his legs after stepping on a hidden explosive while serving in Afghanistan, threw out the first pitch along with new Tampa Bay Buc Darrelle Revis, right, at the Rays game vs. the Yankees on April 22, 2013. They were joined on the field by Luke Scott of the Rays. "I haven't lost my throwing arm so that's good," Nicholson told The Tampa Bay Times prior to the game. "I'm looking to throw a solid pitch down the plate."
Miami: Michelle Aguirre
Miss Florida USA 2013 displays her fabulous form prior to a game between the Mets and Marlins at Marlins Park on April 29.
Toronto: Alex & Errict Lavery
Jose Bautista (left) and Edwin Encarnacion (right) pose with Alex and Errict who threw out the first pitches at Rogers Centre on April 21.
Cubs: Chris Collins
New Northwestern basketball coach and former Chicago high school and Duke star tosses the first pitch at the Friendly Confines on April 18.
NY Yankees: Brook Lopez
The Brooklyn Nets center is NBA playoff ready at Yankee Stadium on April 18.
Cubs: Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson throws out the first pitch before the April 16 game between the Chicago Cubs and the Texas Rangers in honor of Jackie Robinson Day at Wrigley Field.
LA Dodgers: Harrison Ford
The actor, who plays Branch Rickey in '42', hurls the baseball home on Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium on April 15.
Washington: John Wall
The Washington Wizards star makes sure to not embarrass himself this time around, tossing out a much better ceremonial first pitch before the Nats host the White Sox on April 11.
Seattle: Richard Sherman
The Seattle Seahawks star is focused on the catcher's mitt before the Mariners host the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field on April 11.
Cubs: Katie Eberling
The Chicago native and USA Olympic bobsledder delivers the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field on April 11.
San Diego: Greg Vaughn
Retired outfield slugger Greg Vaughn, who played for the Padres for three seasons, including the 1998 NL pennant run, tosses the ceremonial first pitch before Petco Park's home opener on April 9.
Detroit: Denard Robinson
The former University of Michigan quarterback is likely glad the Ohio State defense isn't bearing down on him as he fires home the first pitch before the Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays on April 9.
Seattle: Jamie Moyer
The former Mariners starting pitcher tosses out the first pitch for the home opener at Safeco Field on April 8.
Cubs: Ferguson Jenkins and Billy Williams
Hall of Famers Jenkins (left) and Williams throw out ceremonial first pitches before the Wrigley Field opener on April 8.
Texas: Johnny Manziel
The Texas A&M Aggies quarterback shows off his Heisman winning arm at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 7.
Texas: Robbie Parker
Parker receives a hug from former Texas star Ivan Rodriguez after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on April 5. Parker, a North Texas native whose 6-year-old daughter, Emilie, was among the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut, is a lifelong Rangers fan.
Detroit: Willie Horton
Former Tigers star Willie Horton, who was on Detroit's 1968 World Series championship team, throws the ceremonial first pitch before the Comerica Park home opener on April 5.
Philadelphia: George Brett and Mike Schmidt
Hall of Fame duo: With the Phillies' home opener against the Royals, Kansas City's George Brett (left) joins Philly icon Mike Schmidt for the ceremonial first pitches on April 5.
Philadelphia: Joe Piscopo
Comedian and actor Joe Piscopo also joined in on the ceremonial first pitch before the Phillies' home opener on April 5.
San Francisco: Pablo Sandoval and Marco Scutaro
Giants third baseman and World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval (left) and second baseman and NLCS MVP Marco Scutaro throw the ceremonial first pitches before San Francisco's home opener on April 5.
NY Mets: CM Punk
With his manager Paul Heyman in the background, professional wrestler CM Punk prepares to fire the ball home at Citi Field on April 5.
Toronto: Jack Morris
The former Blue Jay ace throws the first pitch at the Rogers Centre on April 5.
Miami: Norman Berman
Berman, 84, who was a Brooklyn Dodgers ballboy during Jackie Robinson's rookie season, celebrates after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before the Miami Marlins face the Washington Nationals on Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, 2013.
Toronto: Geddy Lee
Rush rocker Geddy Lee throws out the ceremonial first pitch for the Blue Jays' home opener on April 2.
White Sox: Bo Jackson
Bo knows first pitches. The former two-sport legend tosses out the first pitch at US Cellular Field on April 1.
LA Dodgers: Sandy Koufax
Hall of Famer and three-time Cy Young winner Sandy Koufax pleases the Dodger Stadium crowd with the ceremonial first pitch on April 1.
Atlanta: Chipper Jones
In his first season of retirement, former Braves star Chipper Jones fires a strike for the ceremonial first pitch prior to Atlanta's opener at Turner Field on April 1.
NY Yankees: Lou Piniella
Lou Piniella throws out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium on April 1.
NY Mets: Rusty Staub
At the other New York ballpark, Rusty Staub tosses the first pitch before the Mets' opener on April 1.