His legend was secured against the Braves in Game 6 of the 1999 National League Championship Series. Melvin Mora, an eight-year minor leaguer, had entered as a pinch hitter in the eighth. Two innings later he fielded an Ozzie Guillen single to right and made a stunning, one-bounce throw to nail Ryan Klesko at third. "People get excited over the things they see," says Mets manager Bobby Valentine, "but Melvin doesn't really have a Grade A arm. He has other tools that make it seem that way." Like good instincts. And a quick release. And versatility. The 28-year-old Mora, who spent part of the 1998 season in Taiwan, played well enough in last year's playoffs (including a Game 2 homer against Atlanta) to all but secure a utility spot on New York's 2000 roster. He plays six positions—all relatively smoothly. "The more I can do," says Mora, "the more valuable I am."