Baseball Crank
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October 23, 2002
BASEBALL: Jim Baker on Suprise World Series Heroes

Bill James' buddy Jim Baker (a fine writer in his own right) with a great collection of guys who came from nowhere to star in the World Series. He lumps together three groups: guys who were regulars but not any good (George Rohe), guys who were very good but not regulars (Dusty Rhodes, Babe Adams), known hot prospects (Andruw Jones), guys who really did come out of nowhere and went back (Brian Doyle), and guys who really did turn overnight from unknown benchwarmer to productive regular (Gene Tenace). We'll wait to see which of the last two Francisco Rodriguez fits into.

PS: I don't have ESPN Insider. If you don't either, click here for the answer to Baker's question.

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