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Molina's heroics give Cardinals an unlikely pennant

With unlikely heroes all around, Yadier Molina emerged as the leader in lifting the Cardinals to the National League pennant.

Originally Published: October 19, 2006
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It was Game 7 Night in the third week of October. So this was how it was supposed to work.

If Jeff Suppan could be a modern-day Bob Gibson, why couldn't Oliver Perez pitch like Sandy Koufax for one electrifying Game 7 evening?

If Endy Chavez could make a play out of the Sandy Amoros scrapbook, why couldn't a .216-hitting catcher be Bill Mazeroski for one night?

It was Game 7 Night in the third week of October. So it was a night when unlikely heroes materialized ...

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