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 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.


That was good...but not as good as Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS.



I remember that game.

It was a good one, one of the longest ever time wise. I didn't get much sleep that night.

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