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.
You know the drill by now. Spotify playlist available to stream at the bottom. Lurching, spine-tingling, blood-thirsty rock and roll — also the final track of the Bon Scott era. Aerosmith rules, simple and plain. When I think New York City, a few words come to mind: grit, edge and toughness.
A great walk-up song serves many purposes. It can be a tall order, which is why the ones that manage to check all three boxes have become an iconic part of the baseball experience in the past 30 years or so. While bravado-heavy genres like rap and rock still tend to dominate, in recent years, players have had some fun with their picks, opting for go for a laugh instead of a flex. Check them out in no particular order below. He went 0 for 5 that day, but it would only be a matter of time before he would show us how he does it.