Everyone loves a good comeback story, especially in sports.
Whether it's a team rallying from a near-impossible deficit to win a game or title, or whether it's a player coming out of nowhere to be great, these stories are what people live for.
Many know the great comeback stories from teams in baseball. The 2004 Red Sox, the 2011 Cardinals and many others are well known. When it comes to inspirational stories regarding players, those are perhaps less known.
This slide show concentrates on those great players, showcasing 15 who overcame some form of adversity, either becoming a ballplayer for the first time or returning to the diamond after being knocked out for a time.