Game time rituals, superstitions, and baseball seem to go hand in hand. The Curse of the Bambino is one of the most famous superstitions in sports. Below are some interesting rituals of famous baseball players. We understand your quirky rituals. Whatever you need to do to keep winning is ok with us!
Roger Clemens would touch the head of the Babe Ruth statue before pitching in Yankee Stadium.
Mark McGwire wore the same protective cup from high school.
Joe DiMaggio ran from the outfield and would touch second base before going into the dugout.
Wily Mo Pena sniffs the pine tar on the handle of his black Louisville Slugger, starting at the handle and moving towards the barrel. He then bites his bat. "I bite it with my teeth and give it a kiss," he says. Wily is also known for spitting into his helmet.
Richie Ashburn used to sleep with his bat.
Wade Boggs would take exactly 150 ground balls during practice. Boggs would also eat a chicken before every game.
What are some of your personal pre-game sports rituals? We'd love to hear them!