Pinpointing potential playoff heroes

From Moises Alou to Marcus Giles, this October's heroes could be players who aren't household names.

Originally Published: September 18, 2003
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

The postseason frequently gives us unlikely heroes. For every Roberto Clemente and Mickey Mantle, there's been Scott Brosius, Gene Tenace and, only last year, Francisco Rodriguez, who had less then three weeks of major league experience when the Anaheim Angels' magic ride to the World Series began.

Some of baseball's biggest names -- Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds and Pedro Martinez -- may be the dominant forces in this year's playoffs and World Series.

Then again, October could find far ...

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