Superstars are generally beloved by a team's fans because, well, they are generally the most successful players on the team that you cheer for.
But not every player who is beloved by fans is a superstar.
Often times it's the role players, the backups, the scrappy, blue-collar players that you'd like to have a beer with that really connect with fans—they seem more like regular people than the big-time, big-name superstars.
What these players lack in skill they make up for in heart and hustle—and there's something to be said for that.
There's nothing wrong with being an average, run-of-the-mill ballplayer.
People make a wonderful living doing just that.
With that being said, let's take a look at average, run-of-the-mill players who are beloved by their respective fanbases.