The Greeks loved and honored their heroes almost as much as their gods- pretty much blurring the line between the two. I guess we're no different in the twenty-first century. But instead of sculpting our heroes, we collect images of them on cardboard (unless you're talented enough to draw or paint them, of course).
While he may not have ever slain any dragons, or cut the heads off of a Gorgons (none that we know of, that is), Chipper Jones certainly played the Greek-like hero during the great 2014 Atlanta Snow Storm, rescuing Freddie Freeman. Oh, and he was pretty good at killing the baseball on the diamond.