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.


Worst Day of my Life

damn-it!!! i was watching that game, we fell apart in the 8th!!! we could have beaten the yankees for most wins in a season if we didnt lose, but 116 is alot!!! good styling, but next time, try to do a pro-mariner game, please!!!


oh my god thats unbelieveble

way to go indians

good job indians, amazing comeback, mariners suck nice movie

Nice work

Well played indians good job. Good job on the movie as well even knows it's a bit old.

Would've given it all 10s if I was a sports fan...

Yeah. Not too exciting. I would've fallen asleep at the world series...

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3.73 / 5.00

Oct 14, 2001
3:16 PM EDT