A baseball season is comprised of 162 grueling games, which stretch over a six-month span. Most of the games are played in the midst of the summer, including the brutal dog days of August.
To play a whole season, and have success, is a true feat. For some players, however, a year can be a tale of two seasons. Certain athletes start the season off to a roaring start in April in May, and then hit a wall the rest of the season.
For others, it takes a little while to get their seasons going before putting together a solid second half and closing out the season in stride. Here's a look at some of the best second-half performances in the past decade.