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30 Walk-Up Songs from Baseball's Superstars

By , Alicia Capetillo, Staff Writer
The walk-up song is a time-honored tradition in Major League Baseball, offering players a brief moment in the big game to express themselves—and oftentimes their culture or state—by way of song. A great walk-up song has the power to get fans up on their feet, maybe intimidate the pitcher and make that long walk from the on-deck circle to the batter's box a walk that inspires confidence and a bit of swagger. While some players opt for viral guilty pleasures, an unexpected slow jam or the not-so-subtly smug, most players pick beats that get their adrenaline going and the crowd jumping, making them perfect for cardio or HIIT workouts.

To celebrate the return of America’s National Past Time, we pulled together a spring soundtrack featuring a walk-up song from one player on each team in Major League Baseball. These are the songs that get baseball’s All-Stars, Golden Glove winners, Rookie of the Year recipients and popular players pumped when they step into the batter’s box, so pop in your headphones and find out if they have the right stuff to get your heart pumping, too.

All music from MLB.com.

Arizona Diamondbacks, 1B Paul Goldschmidt
Florida Georgia Line – It'z Just What We Do

Atlanta Braves, 1B Freddie Freeman
Avicii – Levels (Skrillex Remix)

Chicago Cubs, C Miguel Montero
Enrique Iglesias – Bailando

Cincinnati Reds, 1B Joey Votto
The Rolling Stones – Paint It, Black

Colorado Rockies, 1B Justin Morneau
AC/DC – Hold Me Back

Los Angeles Dodgers, 1B Adrian Gonzalez
Juan Luis Guerra – El Quita Pena

Miami Marlins, 1B Michael Morse
A-Ha – Take On Me

Milwaukee Brewers, RF Ryan Braun
Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz

New York Mets, 3B David Wright
New Kids on the Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff)

Philadephia Phillies, 2B Chase Utley
Led Zeppelin – Kashmir

Pittsburgh Pirates, CF Andrew McCutchen
Zedd – Find You (feat. Miriam Brryant)

San Diego Padres, LF Matt Kemp
Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)

San Francisco Giants, RF Hunter Pence
White Zombie – More Human Than Human

St. Louis Cardinals, 3B Matt Carpenter
Turnpike Troubadours – Long Hot Summer Day

Washington Nationals, LF Bryce Harper
Moby – Flower

Baltimore Orioles, CF Adam Jones
Meek Mill – Bout That Life (feat. French Montana, K Kutta, Torch & Iceberg)

Boston Red Sox, DH David ''Big Papi'' Ortiz
Don Miguelo – Como Yo Le Doy

Chicago White Sox, 1B Jose Abreu
Gente De Zona feat. Pitbull – Yo Quiero (Si Tu Te Enamoras)

Cleveland Indians, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall
Ozzy Osbourne– Crazy Train

Detroit Tigers, 1B Miguel Cabrera
Kanye West – Mercy

Houston Astros, 2B Jose Altuve
J Alvarez – La Pregunta

Kansas City Royals, LF Alex Gordon
Justin Timberlake – Only When I Walk Away

Los Angeles Angels, CF Mike Trout
Drake – Started From the Bottom

Minnesota Twins, C Kurt Suzuki
Bob Marley & the Wailers – Lively Up Yourself

New York Yankees, LF Brett Gardner
Brantley Gilbert – Hell On Wheels

Oakland Athletics, DH Billy Butler
Florida Georgia Line – Dirt

Seattle Mariners, 2B Robinson Cano
Lil Wayne – Believe Me (feat. Drake)

Tampa Bay Rays, 3B Evan Longoria
Tantric – Down and Out

Texas Rangers, 1B Prince Fielder
Mozart – Requiem

Toronto Blue Jays, RF Jose Bautista
Daddy Yankee – Ven Conmigo (feat. Prince Royce)

Bottom of the ninth, tie game, runners on the corners and you're up to bat. Which song would you choose as your walk-up song?

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CECELW 12/6/2019
I loved most of these songs back in the day Report
Great songs Report
thanks for posting Report
I didn't even know that music was such a big deal in baseball games, but then I don't watch them, no TV Report
Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
- Edgar Bergen Report
Sounds good! Report
This is from more than 2 years ago - April 6, 2015 Report
I didn't see any songs I actually like, but the article was kind've interesting Report
Queen - We are the Champions Report
Nice to know Report
I agree, most of these are the wrong songs for the wrong teams Report
Most of these aren't accurate -- it bugged me that they listed a player's song like Como Yo Le Doy for Big Papi. His official walk up songs are Flow Cabron & La Ocacion.
Probably not a great title for pumping up but a really good intro from the heyday- Stones, Gimme Shelter. Keith Richards at his nastiest on guitar. You won't develop tempo, you will develop attitude. Report
As our school colors were orange and black, our athletes would always enter the gym to "Back in Black" by AC/DC during the pep rallys. It always put a little extra oomph in their walk as they came strutting in... So that'd be my pick. :) Report
I choose Kashmir by Led Zep, but Phillies already got that, so For those about to Rock by AC/DC for me. Report
My fave
PUT ME IN COACH by John Fogarty (was in Credance Clearwater Revival) Report
What a great concept for a playlist - thanks SP!!!! (More please - I'm a walker and love new playlists to keep me motivated.) Report
All Night Long Lionel Ritchie! Report
Last year after attending a STL Cardinals game, I had to download Yadier Molina's walk up song...i use it now in my Zumba class, Sigan Bailando by Wisin & Yandel. :) Report
Hollywood Nights or Roll Me Away by Bob Seger Report
I always told my family that, if I ever needed a walk-up song (didn't know that had a name) it would be Weird Al's "White and Nerdy". Report
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