No two superstars are created equal.
Some, like Derek Jeter, take years to achieve the highest level of stardom. Others, like Los Angeles Dodgers' rookie Yasiel Puig, take less than a week to reach such lofty heights.
Stardom, like success, can be fleeting, and for as fast as some players become superstars, they disappear from the forefront of fans' minds just as quickly.
In a "what have you done for me lately" society, only the truly special players can maintain that level of stardom for an extended period of time.
While Puig's meteoric rise to fame is not normal, other ballplayers throughout the game's history have reached those lofty heights incredibly quickly as well.
Here's a look at 10 players—besides Puig—who became superstars faster than anyone else.
*Unless otherwise noted, all statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.