Major League Baseball is a game of heroes—literally. There is a hero during every inning of every game of every season. That's part of what makes baseball so great.
The 40 players on this list are men who have gone above and beyond what most people would consider normal. With MLB's storied history, I could have done a list of 100 without having to "reach."
From one spectacular play on the field to an uncommon valor off the field, heroes come in many different forms. For the most part, the men on this list are the ones who stepped up during a time when it mattered most, whether it be on or off the field.
Here are the 40 Biggest Heroes in Baseball History.