MLB: Final Four Walk-Up Songs

Everyone has a theme song. The song that you play to get you out of a funk, to hype you up before a first date or big event, and to remind you who you really are. Since 1970, MLB players have been walking up to Homeplate to their very own theme songs.

These songs could be their hype song, a reminder of their family, a message to their loved ones, or just their favorite song. From artists like Kendrick Lamar, Led Zepplin, AC/DC and more maybe you can pull some inspiration for your very own theme song.

Walk-up songs

When I sat down with my friends recently to watch the Phillies game, I kept finding my attention drawn to each walk-up song that the batters chose. The songs went from classic rock, to country, to movie scores. It made me wonder what songs other teams chose to walkup to.

I looked at a list of players from each of the final four teams and picked three players from each team based off of postseason batting average.

Philadelphia Phillies & Pop Songs

The songs used by the Phillies seem to be much more current songs and ones released by artists that are popular now. Second baseman Jean Segura walks up to “Y Que Fue?” By Don Miguelo, while Catcher J.T Realmuto walks to “MONEY & FAME” by NEEDTOBREATHE. Right Fielder and fan favorite Bryce Harper walks to “Flower” by Moby.

Sep 25, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher David Robertson (30) throws a pitch against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros & Hip-Hop Songs

The Astros tend to lean towards the Hip-Hop/Rap genre of music including artists like Bad Bunny, Travis Scott, and Lil Wayne. Right Fielder Kyle Tucker heads to the plate with “GOD DID” by DJ Khalid as his song. Third Baseman Alex Bregman walks up to “Set It Off” by Boosie Badazz, while First Baseman Yuli Gurriel makes his way to the plate with “Envolver Remix” by Anitta y Justin Quiles as his soundtrack.

San Diego Padres Diverse Spin on Music

The Padres have a wide variety when it comes to their music taste. They have songs ranging from Hip-Hop to Country to Latin. Center Fielder Trent Grisham makes his way to the plate listening to “Show Me Love” by Chance the Rapper. Catcher Austin Nola walks to “They Don’t Know” by Jason Aldean. Meanwhile, Third Baseman Manny Machado walks up to “Otis” by JAY-Z & Kanye West.

New York Yankees & Latin Music

The Yankees tend to lean heavily toward the Latin genre with just a touch of Hip-Hop/Rap. Second Baseman Gleyber Torres walks to “North Carolina” by Anuel AA. Right Fielder Oswaldo Cabrera heads to the plate listening to “Feliz” by Chimbala. Finally, Center Fielder Aaron Judge walks to the plate to “Hello” by Pop Smoke (feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie).

Even in sports, music can be such an important tool. A good walk-up song can get a batter in the right headspace every time they head to the plate. What would your walk-up song be?

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