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.


I'm at a loss

That was awesome. Couple of observations/questions...

- this shows that you don't have to be an incredible artist to make great flash.

- who was pitching for the Indians that night in the 3rd?

- It's funny to look back and see a guy like Taubensee batting 4th instead of Thome.

good job


that was great

that day was awsome i am not really a dir heart indian fan but but game was so amazing to watch.

i remember wen that happened

i waz mad the indians were losing i shut off the radio i turnd it on 30 minutes later 14 8 and wathced the rst i was sooo stunned i love the indians from clevland were theres nothing else 2 like nice job

Just goes to show ya...

It ain't over till it's over.

I know this sucker is almost 3 years old...

...but you need to make more of these.

(Unless you're dead)

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3.73 / 5.00

Oct 14, 2001
3:16 PM EDT