Los Angeles Dodgers: Unlikely heroes of the 2010s

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Justin Turner
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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 26: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his eighteenth inning walk-off home run to defeat the the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in Game Three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

Max Muncy

The whole Dodger tenure of Max Muncy has been one giant surprise.  The parting gift from Farhan Zaidi who signed Muncy to a minor league contract just before leaving the Dodgers for the rival Giants.  Muncy entered the 2018 season with just five total big league home runs and he has hit 35 home runs in each of the last two seasons for the Dodgers.  Max has gone from a career minor leaguer to a vital part of a World Series contender’s lineup in Los Angeles.

Muncy’s biggest home run came in game three of the 2018 World Series when he ended the longest game in World Series history against the Boston Red Sox.  The never-ending game lasted eighteen innings before Max ended the game against former Dodger Nate Eovaldi.  In addition to being a power hitter, Muncy is also versatile and can play second and third base.  He will be a big part of LA’s core going forward into the new decade.