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.


one to remember

that was won hell of a game. great way to help remeber it. it just to bad that the tribe sucks now.


ok....that was boring as hell........why did you even make this?.......lol...wow, a bunch of names going across a baseball field...c'mon...you can do better...


i fucking hate you..you shoulda not ever reminded me of that day.. so BLAM this shit if the seattle mariners won i woulda gave you a straight ten..but overall real great flash keep the FUCK up man


it felt liek I was watchign the game. you really kept it interesting. this is a good piece of flash.

Wow, i've never thought baseball that exciting!

I'm not a big fan of baseball, but this flash just amazed me at how the indians came back! I mean, I saw it coming but whoa!

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3.73 / 5.00

Oct 14, 2001
3:16 PM EDT