Thirty years ago, Keith Comstock turned a routine minor league baseball card shoot into an unforgettable baseball-to-the-groin image. This is how the legendary card came to be, in the former pitcher's own words.
After being released by one of baseball's worst teams, Billy Hamilton joined the first-place Braves on Tuesday to help with their push for the playoffs and said he "had chills going down my body" when he got the call.
A bunch of second-stringers, some pretty good, some just OK, some barely hanging on in the sport, got their chance to save the most first-string franchise in baseball -- and they did it. Here's how they defied the odds.