Big Leaguers are some of the most superstitious athletes in sports. From particular meals to meticulous routines and rituals, baseball players’ pre-game regimens range from mild to borderline crazy. For all-star infielder Aaron Hill, pre-game is a time for physical and mental preparation, keeping in mind the same hard-work philosophy that he’s utilized over 11 Big League seasons.

Beginning early in the morning, right up until first pitch, there is never a time where Hill is not getting either his body or mind ready for the big stage. Younger players can learn that each pre-game task is essential to ensuring tip-top preparation and, ultimately, in-game success.