The Impossible Return

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Does a baseball team that is down by a score of 14 to 2 in the 7th inning have any prayer of winning? If history or experience is your judge, then the answer is no.

On Sunday, August 5th, 2001, the Seattle Mariners were on their way to a record setting season of 116 wins, and they had the Cleveland Indians down by 12 runs with just a handfull of outs left to get. The score was so high, many of the starters on both teams were lifted from the game for much needed rest. It was inconceivable that the Mariners would not take another win away on this Sunday evening.

You don't have to be an Indians fan to enjoy the final innings of this game. You don't even have to be a baseball fan to be inspired by it. Take a listen and look at the impossible return.

I have fixed several bugs, intro and conclusionary music, animated the base-runners, and added player photos since the first release of this movie.

Credit John Williams for the music: Saving Private Ryan & The Natural, and credit Tom Hamilton, WTAM, The Cleveland Indians, & Major League Baseball for the radio play-by-play.

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wow and i thought the giants winning 103 games was


visquel is beast


This is a great gift for all us baseball fans. And the way you presented it...cool...

This was one of the best indian's game i've seen!

This game along with the 22-0 smack of the new york yankees were probably my too favorite indians games. I remember watching this game i watched it untill it the 7th. I decided to check back to see how bad we were getting blown out. I couldn't believe it when i saw that the indians made the score 14-11 the bases were loaded with two outs and omar was up when i saw his ground ball go past first and down the right field line i was going crazy. then the bottom of the 11th came and when jolbert it the shallow left field single i wasn't sure if lofton would make it all the way home but he did and i was going nuts. Great flash. I wish i could see the reall game agian though.

i was there!!!

i was at this game and i remember my dad saying we were leaving in the 4th inning! who leaves a game in the 4th inning??? anyway, we stayed until the end of the game, which was the best game ive ever seen, coming from a diehard indians fan whos seen a no-hitter and a perfect game over the course of my life. this game still gives me goosebumps when i think about it. great job on it. also, when tom hamilton is not doing the announcing, it is mike hegan, who also does indians games on tv

Some Cool Facts about this game

The guy that made that last comment is Tom Hamilton, commentator for the Cleveland Indians from Clevelands WTAM 1100. This was also the greatest comeback in baseball history, but NOBODY from this team is still on the tribe, but Thome was kinda changed into Travis "Pronk" Hafner. This game was the pinnacle of baseball history. You cannot forget this, and this will be known foreer in baseball lore. Thanks again for putting Tom Hamilton, but u need to add this famous comment(his catch phrase) A SWING AND A DRIVE!!! DEEP (whatever way the ball is going) FIELD A WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY BACK, GONE!
Go Tribe.

Credits & Info

4.08 / 5.00

Oct 14, 2001
3:16 PM EDT