SI.com's Joe Posnanski on postseason heroes like Kirk Gibson (lower left) in 1988. Can A-Rod produce an autumn miracle this season for the Yankees?
We're at the point where we all know anything can happen in October. In the last dozen years we've seen two Marlins teams sneak in as wild cards and win the World Series, the Red Sox come back from a three-games-to-zero deficit and a 116-win Mariners team lose in the ALCS. The sturdiness of baseball—play a long season to determine who the best teams are—becomes a free-for-all. Who'll win it all? Spin the roulette wheel.