Alright, the Mets and Royals/Blue Jays are pretty good teams. Whichever one of these clubs cruises through four more wins and clinches the World Series will certainly deserve it.
But have you ever thought how some teams might not be worthy of being the last ones standing after a grueling October journey?
Think about the very average 1997 Marlins. Or the 83-win 2006 St. Louis Cardinals. Or the 1906 Chicago White Sox.
It just goes to show, it's not which team is best; it's who catches fire at the right time.RANKING THE TOP 25 PLAYOFF HEROES OF THE LAST 25 YEARS:
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Top 25 MLB playoff heroes of the last 25 years
25. Jack Morris, Minnesota Twins (1991)
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24. Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins (1991)
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23. Troy Glaus, Anaheim Angels (2002)
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19. Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals (2004-06, 2011)
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17. Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007)
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14. Edgar Renteria, Florida Marlins (1997)
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12. Carlos Beltran, Houston Astros (2004)
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11. Josh Beckett, Florida Marlins (2003)
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5. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007, 2013)
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3. Derek Jeter, New York Yankees (1996-2006, 2009-2012)
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2. Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees (1996-2007, 2009-2011)
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