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Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Updated: August 6, 2:35 PM ET
At-bat songs: New York Yankees

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The Yankees are pretty good when it comes to discipline at the plate. And many Bombers are just as serious about their song selection when strolling up to the batter's box.

Surprisingly, Bernie Williams chooses silence. But according to the Yankees entertainment folks, there was an incident during a conference on the pitcher's mound while Williams was on second base, when the music people played a song off of Williams' album, "The Journey Within." They said he just stood there smiling, as if thinking to himself, "Hey, that's my music."

Player Song Artist
SS Derek Jeter "Square Dance" Eminem
After breaking out of a disastrous slump that brought him boos at Yankee Stadium, Jeter changed his at-bat music to Eminem's "Square Dance." He asked that track No. 5 be cued up 11 seconds to the lyrics: "People it feels so good to be back."
OF Gary Sheffield "Get Out the Way" Ludacris
3B Alex Rodriguez "Game Over" Lil' Flip
A-Rod's music varies from game to game, and it's not uncommon for his requests to come in on hotel stationary. From Tampa's Renaissance Vinoy, he requested "Game Over" by Lil' Flip, and the paper said "cue 21 seconds in."
1B Jason Giambi Wolfpack Theme
"Rock Star"
"(Rock) Superstar"
WCW Wrestling
Cypress Hill
The WCW theme followed Giambi from Oakland. Having won the AL MVP with the music, he rarely strays, but he will also request anything by Limp Bizkit.
C Jorge Posada "Tony's Theme"
Giorgio Moroder (The score from "Scarface")
OF Bernie Williams   Stadium noise  
Ironically, despite his musical inclinations, Williams requests no at-bat music. Why? You could say he's superstitious: Two years ago, while the Yankees weren't playing their best baseball, Williams approached the plate with no music and hit two home runs against the Mariners. Since then, no music.
OF Hideki Matsui "Clocks"
"Get Back"
"Day Tripper"
"Who Are You?"
The Beatles
The Beatles
The Who
Matsui will also request Lenny Kravitz. And of course, the music folks will mix in the theme from "Godzilla."
OF Ruben Sierra "The Way You Move" OutKast
Sierra requested the OutKast song without knowing the name. So in broken English, he began singing, "I like the way you move, oohh oohh, I like the way move." Well, Jeter, who was only a few feet away from the conversation started cracking up. Since then, Sierra's only at-bat music is "The Way You Move."
1B Tony Clark "Living on a Prayer"
"Ride Wit Me"
Bon Jovi
Actually, Clark doesn't make specific music requests. He leaves it up to the music folks to decide.
2B Enrique Wilson Anything from The Luis Sojo Band
As a shout out to his third base coach, Wilson will often come out to The Luis Sojo Band. He changes it up a lot, but it's always something Latino. Last year, when Celia Cruz died, he requested only her music to pay his respects.
RHP Mike Mussina "The Zoo" Scorpions
RHP Jon Lieber "Trust" Megadeth
RHP Tom Gordon "Flash Gordon" Queen