17 of the Most Superstitious Athletes

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Superstitions seem to be the norm in the world of sports. We’ve all likely seen a team grow out their facial hair until they lost or a pitcher that won’t step on the first-base chalk line as he walks in and out of the dugout.

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While there are plenty of those more normal, established superstitions that are common among many athletes, certain athletes have rituals that are downright bizarre.

Many ex-players top similar lists, but this list of extremely superstitious athletes includes only players who were still competing professionally as of 2016. Let’s check out who tops the charts for having more strange rituals than the rest. You may be surprised to see that some of the most successful athletes are also some of the most superstitious.


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