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.



=') That game was so awesome. Too bad the Indians aren't as good now as they were then. Trading Belliard imo was a great move though.

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...

I HATE BASEBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But it was kinda interesting.

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.

Nice Job

I was on my seat and getting chills with the commentator yelling...Great job recreating such a good game...and let me tell you...The 2001 World Series was the best ever...I can't recall a better series EVER...

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3.73 / 5.00

Oct 14, 2001
3:16 PM EDT