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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.


a great night to be an Indians fan..

Would you believe I was actually out of the country when this game was played, but we were still able to watch it on tv? My dad went to bed before the comeback started but woke up when we started making so much noise. None of us could believe it...

wow and i thought the giants winning 103 games was


visquel is beast

way to go indians

good job indians, amazing comeback, mariners suck nice movie

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


I remember this game well.....I was at the Jake that night and stuck it out through the whole game. Being from Cleveland this almost brought a tear to my eye.........5 for you.....

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3.73 / 5.00

Oct 14, 2001
3:16 PM EDT