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Biggest 9th Inning Comeback In World Series History

By / 20 April 2023 10:45 AM

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Biggest 9th Inning Comeback In World Series History was by St. Louis Cardinals in 2011. The Cardinals ended with a 6-2 win.

The 2011 game of MLB's 107th edition was a championship series. The series was played between the Texas Rangers and the St. Loius Cardinals. The Rangers were the American League champion, whereas the Cardinals were the National League champion. 

In the gameplay, the Cardinals won the series in seven games. During the back-and-forth Game 6, the Cardinals won in the 11th inning on a walk-off home. David Freese made the walk-off home run and was named the MVP.

The tournament was also known for the blowout Game 3. The Cardinals player Albert Pujols hit three home runs, and the game was considered the first to go all seven games since the 2002 series.

Some Biggest Comeback In World Series

Biggest comeback in World Series history is by the Cardinals in 6th game of the 2011 World Series. David Freese completed the recovery in the 10th inning. 

However, there are other notable games in MLB history that marks baseball as a truly unpredictable game. 

Some of the greatest comebacks in the championship include the baseball games of 2011, 1968, 1929, 1958, and 1975.

2011 World Series: Game 6

Game 6 of the 2011 World Series is named the best match ever played in Baseball history.

In the 2011 league, the Texas Rangers were playing against the St. Loius Cardinals on 27th October 2011 after being postponed by a day due to rain. 

The seventh round favored the Rangers as they took the lead with back-to-back home runs from Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz. Again, Allen Craig hit a home run in the eighth round, swaying the Cardinals within two runs. 

However, in the bottom of the ninth round, David Freese hit a triple with two outs to tie the match and send it to extra-innings. The play also became the first championship game to score runs in the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th innings.

1968 World Series

The 1968 baseball championship is also one of the greatest games in the MLB. It was a best-of-seven playoff between the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. 

Bob Gibson of the Cardinals set a record with 17 strikeouts in Game 1. He also pitched complete games in Games 1, 4, and 7. Another notable incident was Mayo Smith's move to put Mickey Stanley at shortstop for the Tigers. 

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The Cardinals had a 3-1 lead in the series, but the Tigers won three consecutive games and took the championship. In Game 5, the Tigers made a three-run in the seventh round and later dominated Game 6 with a 13-1 win. 

Also, in Game 7, the Tigers made a 4-1 score and won the match. Jim Northrup and Bill Freehan of the Tigers were the notable players in the game, helping to secure the winning position in the championship. 

1929 World Series: Game 4

The championship in 1929 was between the Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago Cubs. The Athletics overcome an eight-run deficit by scoring ten runs in Game 4. 

The ten runs in the 7th round of Game 4 of the Athletics against Cubs is considered the 'Mack Attack.' The three-run inside-the-park home run was a fluke for Athletics because of losing the ball by the centerfielder.

Game 1 saw an unorthodox pitching strategy, with Howard Ehmke leading to a 3-1 victory. A's won Game 2 with 9-3 after strong hitting from Jimmie Foxx and Al Simmons. During Game 3, the Cubs won the game 3-1.

However, in Game 4, Cubs blew an 8-0 lead and lost 10-8 after a series of lost balls in the sun. A's rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the ninth round in Game 5 and won the match, making it to the championship.

1958 World Series

The 1958 game was between New York Yankees and Milwaukee Braves. The Yankees won the game in the 8th inning, securing a 6-2 win. 

The New York Yankees won seven games against Milwaukee Braves in 1958 game. The series was remarkable for the Yankees as they received their 18th title and became the second team to come from behind to win from a 3-1 deficit in best-of-seven games. 

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Milwaukee Braves had won the previous year's title. However, in 1958 the Yankees grabbed the title-winning Game 5 and Game 6 with extra innings with two runs in the 10th round. The Braves lost Game 7, and the Yankees scored four runs in the eighth round and secured a championship position. 

1975 World Series: Game 6

The game was between Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati Reds won the series after defeating Red Sox in Game 7. 

Red Sox tied game 6 in the game against the Reds at 6-6. They also had a three-run homer from Bernie Carbo heading to the bottom of the eighth. In the 12th round, the Reds were seen leaving runners stranded in the top half. However, Carlton Fisk hit a ball down the left-field line giving Red Sox a win in the bottom half.

The game favored the Red Sox, but they lost Game 7, and Cincinnati Reds won the title.

1985 World Series

In 1985, the St. Louis Cardinals led the Kansas City Royals by 3-1 with no blowout games. The Kansas City Royals won against the Cardinals in 7 games. 

The Royals won Game 5 and Game 3 with a 6-1 win. The Royals scored a winning run on s bloop single to right field in Game 6. Also, Game 7 winners were Kansas City Royals with a score of 11-0 and had a five-hitter from pitcher Bret Saberhagen

2002 World Series: Game 6

The game was between Anaheim Angels and San Francisco Giants. The Angels won the series with a score of 4-3. 

The unlikely contest between two rivalries shows a stunning recovery by the Angels against the Giants. Angels scored three runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth and took the lead in the series.

The Angels also went on to win Game 7 to make it 4-1 to get their first World Series Championship in the franchise's history. 

1979 World Series

The 1979 series was played between Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates won the game by 4-3. 

Initially, the Baltimore Orioles led 3-1 going into Game 5, but the Pittsburgh Pirates won 7-1. The Pirates won 4-0 in Game 6. After the win, Willie Stargell's performance helped the Pirates win 4-1, leading them to the championship title. 

Pittsburgh Pirates scored 21 of their 32 runs during the last four rounds of the game. 

2001 World Series: Game 7

The game for the championship was between Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees. Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2001 world series by 4-3. 

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The team Arizona was able to tie the score with one run comeback before Luis Gonzalez made a winning hit.

Arizona Diamondbacks outscored the Yankees by 37-14 and became the champions in 2001. 

1925 World Series

Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Senators were playing in the 1925 World Series. The Pirates won the game with a 4-3 win. 

Though the Washington Senators were leading the series 3-1, the Pirates rebounded in Game 5 and played strongly in Game 7. The pirates scored nine runs off Walter Johnson, including three in the eighth round, and took the lead to make victory in the championship. 

What Is The Biggest Comeback In MLB History?

Biggest comeback in MLB history 9th inning is by Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Athletics, and Detroit Tigers. Boston Red Sox also has a notable upturn. 

The comebacks in Baseball are fierce, and there are several instances where the teams have stunned the fans with their improbable recoveries. Here are some of the incredible comebacks in the history of Major League Baseball. 

Cleveland Indians Vs. Seattle Mariners

The Cleaveland Indians and Seattle Mariners game is a considerable one. The Indians made history with a fantastic response on 5th August 2001.

During the game, the Cleaveland Indians went on make victory by coming back from a 12-run deficit. They made 15-14 in extra innings and defeated the Seattle Mariners.

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Mariners had a 14-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh. However, the Indians scored 12 runs in three rounds and tied the game. Towards the 11th round, Jolbert Cabrera hit a sacrifice fly and gave the Indians to lead. It is one of the most significant deficits overcome in MLB history. 

Philadelphia Athletics Vs. Cleveland Indians

The Philadelphia Athletics had a significant game on 15th June 1925. The team won the game by defeating the Cleveland Indians. 

Cleaveland Indians were leading the game with 9-0 scoring in the overall game. They already had 15-4 by the bottom of the seventh. But the Athletics came with a significant recovery and scored an impressive 13 runs in the eighth round, making a 17-15 lead. 

The comeback by the Athletics is a historic and incredible feat in MLB history. 

Detroit Tigers Vs. Chicago White Sox

The Detroit Tigers made an outstanding performance against the Chicago White Sox. The game was played on 18th June 1911. 

The game mostly favored the White Sox as they scored eight runs in the first round and two more in the second. They took the commanding 10-1 lead and were very strong. However, in the bottom of the ninth round, the Tigers loaded the bases and tied the game at 10-10. 

The winning run for the Tigers was by Oscar Stanage, who made the winning run to conclude the game with 11-10. 

Boston Red Sox Vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Boston Red Sox made an incredible recovery on 16th October 2008. Tampa Bay Rays was on the opponent in the game. 

The impressive performance was followed in Game 5 of the championship series of the American League. The Rays already had secured a 7-0 lead by the seventh inning. However, the game took a turn when Red Sox scored four runs in the seventh and three in the eighth and tied the game. 

The winning run by Red Sox was made in the bottom of the ninth, making a wonderful 8-7 victory. 

New York Mets Vs. Philadelphia Phillies 

New York Mets reclaimed the game against Philadelphia Phillies. The game was scheduled on 5th May 2022. 

The Mets' victory with such a fantastic game is considered the first in 25 years. During the game, the Mets defeated Phillies by 8-7, making it one of the most historical games in the MLB.  

Biggest Comeback In MLB Playoff History

Largest comeback in MLB history Playoff is by Boston Red Sox in the 2004 American League Championship Series. Red Sox was playing against New York Yankees. 

The Red Sox won the match and became the only team to recover from a 3-0 series deficit. The performance of Mariano Rivera of the Red Sox in Games 4 and 5 was incredible. Red Sox won Games 6 and 7 and swept St. Louis in the fall classic to secure the position in the game. 

Several others have achieved this feat in the MLB playoff. Here are some of the major comebacks in the MLB playoff. 

Florida Marlins Vs. Chicago Cubs

Florida Marlins made a historic comeback in the 2003 National League Championship Series. The Marlins were playing against the Chicago Cubs. 

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The Marlins won Game 5 but were behind in Game 6 until the top of the eighth round. Taking advantage of several Cubs' mistakes, Marlins scored eight runs and made 8-3. Game 7 was also in the Marlins' favor, and they made six unanswered runs winning the baseball game against NY Yankees in six games. 

Chicago Cubs Vs. Cleveland Indians

The Chicago Cubs won the 2016 championship against the Cleaveland Indians. It was the first championship win for the Cubs after 108 years. 

The Cubs were one loss away from losing the game against the Cleaveland Indians but won Game 5 to extend the series. Also, they won Game 6 and forced a Game 7. In a competitive Game 7, the Cubs won the game and went on to make extra innings. 

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