Category: Comebacks

the Angels score 7 in the 9th mounting a tremendous comeback to defeat the Mariners

Trailing 8 – 1 in the 8th and 9 – 3 in the bottom of the 9th, the Angels mount a tremendous comeback to defeat the Mariners, 10 – 9. Albert Pujols, who had homered earlier in the inning, ties the game with a two-run single, before Cliff Pennington drives in Mike Trout with the winning run. Yunel Escobar adds a two-run double as Casey Fien and Edwin Diaz give up 7 runs in the fateful inning. Robinson Cano drives in 5 runs with a double and a homer in a losing cause.

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Dave Dravecky suffers a broken vs the Montreal Expos

In his second start after coming back from cancer surgery, Giant Dave Dravecky suffers a broken arm beating the Expos, 3 – 2. The Youngstown, Ohio native collapses to the ground and clutches his left arm in severe pain after throwing a wild pitch to Tim Raines. The bone will heal but Dravecky will break it again during the Giants on-field celebration when they clinch the pennant later that season. Dravecky will not pitch again in the major leagues.

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Jim Rooker walks back to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia after the Phillies comeback from 10-0 deficient

1989 – The Pittsburgh Pirates send 16 batters to the plate in the 1st inning against the Philadelphia Phillies, taking a 10 – 0 lead in Pittsburgh’s best inning since September 1942) on ten hits, including a three-run home run by Barry Bonds. Pittsburgh leaves the bases loaded. Announcer Jim Rooker crows that if the Pirates lose this game, he’ll walk back to Pittsburgh. Von Hayes and Steve Jeltz answer Rooker with a pair of home runs each and ten RBI. After six innings the game is 11 – 10. The Phillies explode for five runs in the 8th to make the final, 15 – 11. Rooker will make good on his promise after the season, when he conducts a charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, raising money for a children’s hospital.

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Rick Reuschel signs as a free-agent with the Pirates, spending the first two months in the minors. After being called up in May, ‘Big Daddy’ will win 14 games and be named the National League’s Comeback Player of the Year by the Sporting News.

Rick Reuschel signs as a free-agent with the Pirates, spending the first two months in the minors. After being called up in May, ‘Big Daddy’ will win 14 games and be named the National League’s Comeback Player of the Year by the Sporting News.

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Monte Irvin clubs two homers off Ralph Branca as the Giants edge the Dodgers, 5 – 4. The second homer, a three-run shot in the 8th, gives the win to reliever Sheldon Jones. The Dodgers now lead the Giants by five games.

Monte Irvin clubs two homers off Ralph Branca as the Giants edge the Dodgers, 5 – 4. The second homer, a three-run shot in the 8th, gives the win to reliever Sheldon Jones. The Dodgers now lead the Giants by five games.

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