Date Added: Sep 2001
In sports it's often called chemistry: that harmonious balance of strengths that makes a team able to do the improbable. Take an example from baseball: the 2001 Seattle Mariners. Despite the departure of three superstar players - dominating pitcher Randy Johnson and sluggers Ken Griffey, Jr. and Alex Rodriguez - the team is having its best year ever. Actually, it's having one of the best seasons in the history of the sport. There's no dominant standout player to point to - the team relies on a balance of solid veterans and gifted young athletes.