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.


Fairly well done but not amazingly done.

But the story, im sad i missed it. Im a fan of the Idians, but not that big of a fan, used to live outside of Clevland, but no more.


thats a mircle unfucking belviable


it was very good


That was an interesting movie.
No REAL use of animation or GOOD QUALITY graphics, but I liked the style, it's something I haven't seen before.
Overall, 7 for the style, but 0 for the lack of visually stunning graphics.

z3n responds:

The original goal for this was to showcase the audio from those historic innings. Flash was to be a tool to provide the listener with visual information, including the score, outs/strikes, who was up next, etc. I recognize that NG is a site that appeals to those who use flash as the primary form of entertainment, but in this case, I was only using flash a method for delivering the audio from that game with supplimental visual help.

Nice work

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

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3.73 / 5.00

Oct 14, 2001
3:16 PM EDT