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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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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.


I live in Seattle, and this pained me to watch.

But I really hate the Indians for what you did in '95.

I Was there....

Yeah, I was there that day.. Left field side.. I was 13 back then... My Dad wanted to leave i nthe 6th.. But I said I did not want to, it was more than likely the only game I would have went to that year, (and it was), And boy was it amazing. Watching Vizquel's double in the 9th.. the few thousand people that were left were goign NUTS... I was so glad to be a part of that night.

a great night to be an Indians fan..

Would you believe I was actually out of the country when this game was played, but we were still able to watch it on tv? My dad went to bed before the comeback started but woke up when we started making so much noise. None of us could believe it...

Nice moves using the in game box

I can't believe it. That was a miracle.

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Oct 14, 2001
3:16 PM EDT