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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.



Heh, i remember turning off my radio after seattle hit 14, then the next, day, i was so freakin shocked i couldn't believe i missed it...

Gotta love it

Baseball man, "it ain't over 'till it's over"

i remember one time in San Diego, the padres were down by 5 runs in the 9th.

One man gets on, Ryan Klesko pops a two run homer. an out later, bases loaded, kalhil Green makes the game winning grand slam.

gotta love it, we live for this...

Fairly well done but not amazingly done.

But the story, im sad i missed it. Im a fan of the Idians, but not that big of a fan, used to live outside of Clevland, but no more.




thats a mircle unfucking belviable

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3.73 / 5.00

Oct 14, 2001
3:16 PM EDT