The first week of the 2011 postseason has been relatively quiet as far as clutch moments go, but there is still plenty of time for playoff heroes to be born.
In recent years, we've been told over and over again that in today's baseball, pitching wins championships. I beg to differ—slightly.
Throughout baseball history, pitching has always won championships. It's not a revelation from the post-steroid era, nor is it anything new. Home runs win games, yet it takes great pitching to win the title.
The 20 players on this list have taken the mound with force when it mattered most for their respective teams—in the postseason. Whether it be Game 1 of the Divisional Series or Game 7 of the World Series, a pitcher can cement their place in baseball history during one nine-inning game.
Here are the "20 Most Clutch Pitching Performances in MLB Postseason History."