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.



Haven't seen anything like this on NG before.

Get this crap out of here man

This is really dumb. This might have been a good team but who needs to see the cartoon. Not worth watching unless you are a baseball nut. And even then not worth waiting for the dl.


I remember this game well.....I was at the Jake that night and stuck it out through the whole game. Being from Cleveland this almost brought a tear to my eye.........5 for you.....

nice, great idea

after getting into the game, there really was nothing to watch but players name change. again great idea, i see all kinds of potential for this type of work.

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3.73 / 5.00

Oct 14, 2001
3:16 PM EDT