With the wildcard round in the books, it's now time to get into the thick of the Major League Baseball Playoffs. Tonight, four teams will begin the American League Division Series, kicking off about a month of intense postseason play.

Though it has its own footwear, America's Pastime has often influenced sneaker design in other fields. From straightforward nods to more interpretive detail, the game is well represented in a running and basketball-dominated market.

The countdown to the Fall Classic is on, so we've rounded up the 20 best baseball-inspired sneaker releases of all-time. Signature models made for signature baseball athletes were mostly left off to keep things interesting. Scroll through our picks below.