The World Series is usually a contest that features the best of the best in all of baseball, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, the best teams are defined by what they overcame, rather than what they prevailed over or commanded.

In respect to this year’s World Series, I would like to take a look at 10 teams from the past that were not the top hitting teams in their respective divisions, and how their unexpected offensive performances carried them above and beyond to the rank of Champion.

I chose five teams from the American League, and five from the National League (by current placement), and ranked them from 10th best to the number one team that won a World Series, when they really weren’t expected to at all.

So sit back and enjoy.

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