They say legends are born in October, but baseball's elite players are crafted like a fine wine, aging over time and becoming much more than a legend, but an icon.
Blasting that ninth inning, postseason home run will help you solidify your baseball lore in a particular town, and throwing that complete game in the World Series will be water-cooler conversation for years to come, but for how long?
Baseball's best have withstood the test of time. Walter Johnson threw the last pitch of his career more than 80 years ago, and Babe Ruth is the icon of many a baseball enthusiast, despite playing the prime of his career during the era of Prohibition in the United States.
That is the difference between baseball's elite players and those who are nothing but fodder in the path of Father Time. The elites are on an entirely different level, and in the midst of baseball's postseason, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the greatest player the game has ever seen at each position.