Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
You'd be surprised at how hard it is to find a picture of a six-time World Series champion.
Anyway, Gene Tenace was known as a power hitter, but in 1972, he was far from that.
He was the backup in the regular season and became the starter only once the postseason began. His stats in the regular season gave no indication of what type of player he was going to be in October or for the rest of his career.
Tenace batted .225 with five home runs in 82 games in 1972. That didn't matter once the postseason started. It especially didn't matter once the World Series started.
His numbers for the 1972 World Series: .348 AVG, four HR and nine RBIs, a big difference than the numbers he put up as the backup catcher.
Not many backup catchers go on to win the starting job in the postseason, let alone become the World Series MVP.