Almost everyone that has ever stepped on a baseball diamond can remember a time when they pretended that they were coming to the plate for their favorite team with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning.
This scenario not only exists in the minds of thousands of young baseball fans, but it also occurs in Major League Baseball games. If a big league team were to run into this situation, they would all have one player that they would want at the plate.
The player that a team would want to call upon may not be their best hitter. While a home run would be nice, a single is all that is needed to win the game in this scenario, so a power hitter that strikes out a lot is not the best option.