Baseball is a sport where every swing, pitch, catch, play, statement and gesture is analyzed and critiqued. Walk out music has become an area of the game where players and fans have freedom to express themselves.
A player’s walk-up song can give insight into his personality. Whether heading to the mound or the batter’s box, good music can help a player perform his best.
The music helps pump up not only the players but can help get the crowd into the game. For others, a song could simply be a personal favorite. A song can give a player the mental boost they need to get the final out or score the winning run.
Music has been a big part of baseball games ever since “The Star-Spangled Banner” was played at the start of the 1918 World Series opening game between the Red Socks and the Cubs.
The Murray State ‘Breds have a variety of songs. From country music to rap, when a batter steps onto the plate or a pitcher walks onto the mound, fans are sure to get pumped up and ready for action.
Luke Daugherty, freshman infielder, said his walk out song is “Let Me Clear My Throat” by DJ Kool.