Infographic: 12 unlikely MLB playoff heroes

Roberto Clemente, Reggie Jackson and ... David Eckstein? Johnny Bench, Derek Jeter and ... David Freese?

All those names have a World Series MVP attached to them. But some were more likely to succeed than others. Then again, that's the nature of the Major League Baseball playoffs, when stars can shine -- but so, too, can secondary players, many of whom have stepped up when it mattered most ... and when it was least expected.

So, with the 2012 playoffs under way and the figurative table set for another surprise, InfographicWorld.com and Playbook offer a look at 12 of the most unlikely heroes in the history of baseball's postseason.

Unlikely MLB playoffs heroes infographic

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