Surprise performances are part of history
While stars rule the headlines, lesser-known players have always stepped up in the clutch to help teams capture glory.
In Game 1, regular third baseman Lee Tannehill took Davis' place at shortstop, and utility infielder George Rohe went to third. In the fifth, Rohe led off with a triple against Cubs ace Mordecai Brown, scored the game's first run a moment later, and the Sox held on to win 2-1. Two days later, Rohe's bases-loaded triple accounted for all the scoring in Game 3. Davis was back in the lineup for Game 5, but Rohe remained at third base and went 3-for-4 with a rally-extending walk in the White Sox's 8-6 win. And in Game 6, the Sox closed out the Series, with Rohe collecting a couple of singles and one run.
Perhaps because of his World Series heroics, Rohe found himself with (nearly) everyday duties in 1907. He batted .213 with two triples -- he'd tripled twice in six Series games -- and was never heard from again.