The 2012 season is officially over, and the San Francisco Giants are World Series champions for the second time in three seasons. It wasn't easy. The road was full of obstacles that seemed impossible to overcome at times.
But that's what's great about this sport. The month of October brings out a different animal in baseball players. It gives any man on the roster the opportunity to step up and become a hero.
The World Series can turn an unknown player into a legend. Just ask Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, who has gone from relative obscurity to becoming a household name in just a few seasons, and he wasn't the first or last.
The Fall Classic separates the men from the boys. It's an opportunity to erase the regular season from the thoughts of fans and become an unexpected savior.
Did any of this season's Giants forge their way onto this list with an incredible October to join the likes of Ruiz? Here are the 10 most unlikely World Series heroes.