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.
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.
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.
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.