The great baseball minds out there might lead you to believe that success on the field is dependent upon practice, fundamentals, proper conditioning, blah blah blah. But us REAL baseball fans know that true success comes from one thing and one thing only: Walk-up music.

Whether it's Mariano Rivera's "Enter Sandman", Josh Reddick's "Careless Whisper", or most recently, Matt Adams "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)", a good walk-up song is key.

So let's dive into some of the best of what the 2016 Hannibal Cavemen roster soundtrack has to offer, shall we? I present, your starting nine...

  • 9

    Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard

    Seth Soto, Infielder

    Whether 1987 or 2016, this timeless 80s arena anthem will always be a safe pick.

  • 8

    My House - Flo Rida

    Derek Jones, Pitcher

    You’ve gotta let the visiting team know that Clemens Field is Cavemen territory. Also the theme to Wrestlemania 32, this hit is the perfect pick to do just that.

  • 7

    Fishin' In The Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Jordan Chapel, Pitcher

    An oldie but a goodie! Solid pick!

  • 6

    Jungle Remix - X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons (Feat. Jay Z)

    Travis Kostello, Catcher

    Gotta be honest here, I didn’t know this song twenty minutes ago. But damn if Jay Z can do any wrong (unless you’re Beyonce, maybe). Love this walkup song, Travis!

  • 5

    Would - Alice In Chains

    Hunter Parkinson, Pitcher

    Oooh, I like where your head’s at on this one, Hunter! SO MUCH RAGE!!

  • 4

    Country Grammar - Nelly

    Dalton Overstreet, Pitcher

    A St. Louis guy and outed Nelly fan, I might a little biased on this one. Facial Band-Aid or not, Nelly will always be the coolest guy in any room.

  • 3

    What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber

    Wyatt Champlin, Outfielder
  • 2

    Dude Looks Like a Lady - Aerosmith

    Susan Dent, Outfielder/Pinch Runner

    I see what you did there. And it’s awesome. At 56 years young, Susan is making history as the first woman to play in the Prospect League. Naturally, this 1987 ode to Vince Neil is the perfect tribute.

  • 1

    Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crüe

    Drew Flatford, Pitcher

    And speaking of Motley [Googles how to make an umlaut] Crüe, Drew Drüe here went with one of the hottest, baddest, headbanginest, anthems of the 1980s!! WHOOOAAAA!!! YEEEAAHAHHH!!! BAAAABAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!