2011 World Series: Ranking Top 25 MVP Performances in Fall Classic History

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2011 World Series: Ranking Top 25 MVP Performances in Fall Classic History
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The World Series is an event full of improbabilities.

Who would have thought that Bill Mazeroski, a defensive-minded second baseman, would be the one player to ever hit a Game 7 walk-off home run?

Who would guess that Don Larsen, a pitcher who won 81 regular-season games in his career, would pitch the only perfect game in World Series history?

The World Series MVP is a distinction bestowed upon the most outstanding players of their respective series. Some of these men are Hall of Famers, household names. Some are simply legends who are remembered solely for their October magic.

Since the World Series MVP was first given in 1955, there have been some incredible performances.

Here are the top 25.

Author's note: The actual order here is rather arbitrary—it's hard to rank one as better than another. The point is that these are the 25 best performances.

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