When the smoke clears, there will be one team standing, the 2012 Major League Baseball champions.
Both the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants have fought through adversity all season long. Yet here they stand, the American League and National League champions.
Obviously, there are top players that need to perform in the World Series. They go by the names Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Cain and Buster Posey, to name a few.
However, there are other key players that will need to contribute in a big way in order for their respective team to win it all.
Here is a look at the 10 most important players in deciding the 2013 World Series champion.