Before winning two championships with the Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge played parts of three seasons with the Blue Jays from 1979-81, hitting two home runs and 37 RBIs.  He also made one of the most famous shots in NCAA Tournament history, driving for a coast-to-coast layup to give his BYU squad a victory over Notre Dame. (Rich Pilling/Getty Images)
SI VAULT: Ainge rules baseball out. Are the Celtics next? (10.12.81)

Before winning two championships with the Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge played parts of three seasons with the Blue Jays from 1979-81, hitting two home runs and 37 RBIs.  He also made one of the most famous shots in NCAA Tournament history, driving for a coast-to-coast layup to give his BYU squad a victory over Notre Dame. (Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

SI VAULT: Ainge rules baseball out. Are the Celtics next? (10.12.81)

Detroit outfielder Kirk Gibson bowls over Kansas City catcher Pat Borders during a 1995 Royals-Tigers game. Gibson’s former team advanced to the ALDS last night by beating the Yankees. Gibson is currently managing the Diamondbacks, who will take on Milwaukee tonight with the winner advancing to the NLCS. (Chuck Solomon/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Detroit TigersVERDUCCI: The surprises of the 2011 postseason and more notesCORCORAN: Previewing Arizona-Milwaukee, St. Louis-PhiladelphiaGALLERY: Memorable LDS moments | Experts Picks | Schedule

Detroit outfielder Kirk Gibson bowls over Kansas City catcher Pat Borders during a 1995 Royals-Tigers game. Gibson’s former team advanced to the ALDS last night by beating the Yankees. Gibson is currently managing the Diamondbacks, who will take on Milwaukee tonight with the winner advancing to the NLCS. (Chuck Solomon/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Detroit Tigers
VERDUCCI:
The surprises of the 2011 postseason and more notes
CORCORAN: Previewing Arizona-Milwaukee, St. Louis-Philadelphia
GALLERY: Memorable LDS moments | Experts Picks | Schedule