MLB Playoffs: Best Clutch Performers Still in the Postseason

Manny RandhawaCorrespondent IIIOctober 6, 2011

MLB Playoffs: Best Clutch Performers Still in the Postseason

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    October is a month when clutch performances mean the most in baseball, and in the rich history of the game there have been many unforgettable moments etched into memory.

    Out of the remaining teams in this year's postseason, there are several who have shined in Octobers past and could give us more memorable moments before the month is out ...

Albert Pujols, Cardinals

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    Career postseason numbers: .329 BA, 13 HR, 37 RBI, 1.011 OPS in 60 games

    2004 NLCS MVP

Cole Hamels, Phillies

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    Career postseason numbers: 7-4, 3.09 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 8.5 K's/9 innings

    2008 NLCS and World Series MVP

Ryan Braun, Brewers

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    Career postseason numbers: .387 BA, HR, 6 RBI, 1.057 OPS in eight games.

    So far in 2011 NLDS: 7-for-17 (.467), HR, 3 doubles, 4 RBI

Mitch Moreland, Rangers

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    Career postseason numbers: .304 BA, 2 HR, 4 doubles, 9 RBI in 18 games.

    Hit first World Series home run in Texas Rangers' history last October.

Magglio Ordonez, Tigers

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    Career postseason numbers: .214 BA, 3 HR, 9 RBI in 19 games

    In 2006 ALCS, he hit game-tying and game-winning home runs to send Tigers to the World Series.

Kirk Gibson, Diamondbacks

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    Career postseason numbers: .282 BA, 7 HR, 21 RBI in 21 games

    Hit one of the most famous postseason home runs in baseball history; a walk-off shot against Athletics' closer Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, propelling the Dodgers to an upset championship over Oakland.