Rhodes became a minor legend in 1954. He cracked 15 homers that year, and batted .333 as a pinch hitter. In the WS, he almost single-handedly led the Giants’ sweep of the Indians. His pinch homer off Bob Lemon with two on in the 10th inning won Game One, 5-2. In Game Two, he tied the game with a pinch single off Early Wynn in the fifth and then homered off Wynn in the seventh for the final run in a 3-1 win. And his pinch single in the third inning of Game Three drove in two runs. All told, he was 4-for-6 with two homers and seven RBI.