I was a Nationals season-plan holder for two years, and amid all the wins and losses, one thing in the game remained a constant delight: walk-up songs. However, the best tunes are always chosen by the players themselves. A walk-up song is a crucial decision, one that could follow a player throughout the season. Go to any ballgame and you will hear a dozen different walk-up songs, spanning musical genres from reggaeton to pop to metal. I remembered a wide variety of music from my days at Nats Park, and it got me wondering whether that variety was reflected throughout the rest of baseball.
A player's walk-up song, whether it's heading to the mound or the batter's box, can tell a lot about a player. For some, the music helps pump them up, and for others, perhaps it's simply a personal favorite. When it comes to baseball's best players, however, we can really attribute the song to them. All Yankees fans, and perhaps many others, know that Mariano Rivera and Metallica go hand in hand. There are others who have that same pull. Here are 25 of baseball's best walk-up songs.
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By Ted Berg April 14, am. Again: Some of these are likely now inaccurate. But as best as I can figure out, all the players listed have used song in question at some point. I included a couple not named on the MLB. This ranking is based on a variety of criteria, including the quality of the song itself and the originality of the choice. I leaned toward song choices that I find especially entertaining, as baseball is for entertainment. The video for song No. Chad Qualls will not do what you tell him.
Live Now. Apr 1 - Dec 31, - AM. Already a subscriber? Log In. Walk Up songs are something to be taken very seriously. Here are our top picks for Walk Up Songs:. What's not to love about watching Arizona Storm Appel play ball? We chat with Coach Appel about his team and he goes into great detail about each of his players. The heart-pounding sensation she experiences on the popular theme park attraction easily rivals the thrill of any big play on the softball field.