More Pretty Pitchers

With professional baseball everywhere approaching the playoffs, and as a long-overdue follow-up to this article, here’s a look at some recent (and viral) first pitches thrown by some lovely ladies chosen to do the honors at MLB (United States), KBO (Korea), and NBO (Japan) games.

Above is actress and taekwondo black belt-holder, Tae Mi, showing off her skills at Seoul’s Jamsil Stadium last month, in what appears to be an attempt to top rhythmic gymnast Shin Soo-ji’s first pitch she threw there a few weeks earlier.

An obvious Doosan Bears fan clad in skin-tight pinstripes, Korean actress
Clara Lee displays a good form to open a Bears – LG Twins game last May.

Here are two different angles of Girls Generation’s Tiffany Hwang throwing her
terrible turf-hitting toss at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium last May to open
the Dogers-Arizona Diamondbacks game.

Olivia Munn opening up a game at Dodger Stadium last June.

Gravure idol Mitsu Dan stripped down to a swimsuit before her toss last
month to give the crowd at the Tokyo Yakult Swallows – Yokohama Dena
Baystars game something to remember.

And just in case anyone missed it, here’s Shin Soo-ji’s beautiful delivery last
July to open the Doosan Bears – Samsung Lions game at Jamsil Stadium.
She’s still got my vote for best delivery style.

Park Jung-ahWhile Miss Shin gets top honors from me for style points, the best arm I’ve ever seen on any female entertainer throwing out a first pitch in any league, belongs to Korean singer Park Jung-ah (as I’ve mentioned before). In the above photo of her delivering one to open the SK Wyverns’ 2007 season at Incheon’s Munhak Baseball Stadium, it appears that the players and coaching staff are also impressed with her pitching arm. It’s probably one of the reasons Miss Park has been asked to do the honors at several KBO games. No video of the above, but below is her from 2004, hurling one across the plate like it’s routine.


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Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chris flirted with the music business there and in Nashville before joining the U.S. Army and serving in South Korea. He remained in Asia for several years afterwards, teaching English, traveling, and covering the regional entertainment scenes. Currently in a mindset between Seoul and San Francisco, besides Idol Features, you can also catch his writings in the print edition of the monthly magazine, Effective.

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