Monumental Comeback By The Colorado Rockies

Colorado overcomes a 9 run deficit by scoring 11 unanswered runs including 3 in the 5th, 6th and 4 in the 8th inning. This is the 3rd greatest comeback I have ever witnessed.

Number 2 on my list is the time the Pirates scored 8 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning off of Billy Wagner. It was capped off by a walk off grand slam off the bat of Brian Giles down by 3

And at number 1, the greatest game I have ever seen, drumrolllllllllllllll, Cleveland Indians over the Seattle Mariners 15-14 in 11 innings. Indians were down by 12 runs to the Mariners, who would go on to win 116 games that year, and scored 3 in the 7th, 4 in the 8th, and 5 in the 9th to tie the game. Yes, it went into extras, but there was no doubt who was winning that game. I was merely 14 years old at the time, but I can still remember watching the game on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball with Kenny Lofton jumping for joy and Jeff Nelson in disbelief of what was happening. Here is the marvelous WPA graph of the memorable night

You may be asking yourselves how I could possibly remember such instances, well I am The 'Bright' One so nothing should be all that surprising. Expect to see the exact same post on fangraphs tomorrow morning - they tend to do that kind of stuff


Cubsfan4evr said...

You do have a great memory! Do you know who the coach of the Marniers was that year, where this game occurred and they won 116 games? Hint: A coach I like, your not such a big fan of.

The 'Bright' One said...

Better questions is who was the indians manager? (hint: not mike hargrove)

Cubsfan4evr said...

You didn't answer my question LOL!! I want to make sure you know who one of the manager's was of a guy you dislike so much now.

I am surprised it wasn't Mike Hargrove managing the Indian in 2001. That would have been my guess. He must have left right before. He was a great manager! Was he fired? I am surprised he never got more of a chance to coach again, even after stint in Seattle. They didn't have a good team; maybe the Cubs should consider him. Why hasn’t Hargrove been considered for other managerial positions?

Eric Wedge didn't manage the Indians until 2003 or 2004 so I am not sure who did manage them in that time gap. I didn’t think it was a big name though.