Crazy Baseball Superstitions From The History Of The Sport

By Karen Harris
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.