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Jul 21st 2012, 20:33

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Famous people aren't like you and me; while we're perfectly happy doing one thing well, they insist on doing everything well and sometimes it actually works out.

Take Bo Jackson, for instance—the Auburn alum enjoyed a spectacular professional career in which he was named an all-star in both baseball and football. How about Dave Winfield?

The St. Paul native was drafted by four teams in three different professional sports.

But, for every Jackson and Winfield there are literally dozens of other public figures who flop as a result of a disastrous career change. Here is a top 10 list of infamous underachievers.

Jose Canseco

Former profession: Outfielder and designated hitter
Attempted profession: Pitcher

Given the controversy swirling his 2005 tell-all book, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big, it's easy to forget that Jose Canseco used to be quite a good ballplayer. During a productive 17-year career, the Cuban-born slugger hit 462 dingers out of the park while also winning two World Series. Sadly, that prowess on the diamond also convinced him he could pitch. In 1993 the knuckleheaded knuckleballer hurled one inning in one game for the Texas Rangers, giving up three walks and three earned runs. Canseco's final ERA of 27.00 is only half of the story—the stunt also blew out his right elbow, causing him to miss half of the season.

While that outing may have prompted most players to retire from mound duty, Canseco got up to his old tricks again in the summer of 2006 as a starting pitcher for the Long Beach Armada. During his first appearance with the minor league team, Canseco beaned four batters, walked five and gave up a home run over four innings. "Overall, it felt pretty good," he said afterwards. "It took me a little while to get a rhythm out there, and I walked too many guys. It should get better… I try to do the best possible. I'd love to throw a shutout or no-hitter or whatever." And I'd love to date Jessica Biel, but that's not going to happen either.

Mariah Carey

Former profession: Diva
Attempted profession: Actress

Hip-hop honey Mariah Carey was among the world's greatest stars during the 1990s. Her albums routinely sold in the millions, her mantle was overflowing with hardware and she became the only female artist to have 17 No. 1 songs on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. Sadly, her success in the studio also convinced her that she could act and prompted her to star in the box-office bomb Glitter (2001). Halliwell's Film Guide called it a "vapid star vehicle for a pop singer with no visible acting ability," and The Village Voiceobserved: "When she tries for an emotion—any emotion—she looks as if she's lost her car keys." In the end, the film was lucky to make a paltry $3.8 million at the box office. "It was all over the place," she later admitted. "It's one of those things that was thrown together. But it doesn't matter, 'cause it made me stronger."

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Former profession: Actress
Attempted profession: Singer

Jennifer Love Hewitt has been an American sweetheart for the better part of two decades, thanks to starring roles in Kids Incorporated, Party of Five, and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997). With so many choice projects coming her way, Hewitt would have been well-advised to stay focused on her film career; instead she switched gears in 1992 to record Love Songs, an unimaginative solo album that was released exclusively in Japan. "They love perky music," she says of her legions of Japanese fans. "The poppier your music, the better." Hewitt has since released an additional four albums, including a best-of collection—a curious move for someone who has never actually had a hit. To this day, Hewitt still remains "huge in Japan" —a dubious distinction also shared by John Tesh, Hello Kitty and hara-kiri.

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