Crazy Baseball Superstitions From The History Of The Sport

By | March 25, 2019

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Infielder Jason Giambi of the New York Yankees slides into second base against the Boston Red Sox March 17, 2008 at Legends Field in Tampa, Florida. Source: (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Baseball players are among the most superstitious athletes of any sport. I mean, the Cubs thought they were cursed for 100 years because some guy couldn't bring his goat to see a game. Even individual players are prone to odd rituals and strange superstitions. Lucky jerseys, lucky socks, lucky bats…baseball players seem to assign special significance to random objects and believe they have the power to influence the score. Here are some of the wackier baseball superstitions that will change the way you look at some of your favorite players. 

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Roger Clemens pays homage to Babe Ruth. Source: (

Roger Clemens

When Roger Clemens played for the Yankees, which was from 1999-2003 and then for one season in 2007, he started a ritual to pay homage to Babe Ruth. Before each home game, Clemens stopped at Monument Park to wipe the forehead of the Babe Ruth statue that stands there. It was his way of asking the great Babe Ruth for help in the upcoming game.