The 2013 World Series begins on Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals head to Boston to take on the Red Sox in what promises to be a great series.

The matchup pits two of the most storied franchises in MLB history and two of the most passionate fanbases in the league against one another, as the Cardinals look to win championship No. 12 and the Red Sox push for title No. 8.

On the eve of Game 1 of the series, here is a look at the 50 players who will make up the World Series rosters, ranked from No. 50-1 based on their potential impact in the series and overall production this season.

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