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The World Series, the 88th edition of which begins on Oct. 19, has a tradition of producing unlikely heroes. Here are 10 such players who shone in the Fall Classic.
April 21, 1975 | Leo Durocher
Durocher bears witness to miracles at Coogan's Bluff: Bobby Thomson, Willie Mays, Dusty Rhodes
April 14, 1975 | Leo Durocher
Joining the Giants, the Dodgers' archenemies, Durocher is spellbound by Bobby Thomson's home run, delighted by Willie Mays and charmed by Dusty Rhodes.
October 07, 1957 | Arnold Hano
August 20, 1956
Plummeting over Moscow's Tushino Airfield, Soviet parachutist falls free of airplane in third annual world championship, won by Czechoslovakia. Young United States team finished sixth.