MLB: The Greatest Comebacks in World Series History
No team has ever come back from a three games to none deficit to win the World Series. In fact, it has only happened once in all of the postseason: the Boston Red Sox were on the brink in the 2004 ALCS, down 3-0 to archenemy the New York Yankees, and won the next four to advance. As almost an afternote, the Sox went on to win their first World Series in 86 years.
That’s the greatest comeback in all of baseball’s postseason history. The Red Sox are one of six teams to come back from at least a 3-1 deficit in either the American League Championship Series (ALCS) or National League Championship Series (NLCS).
The Pittsburgh Pirates did it twice. How nice.Follow @VinGetz
|1.||1903**||Boston Americans||Pittsburgh Pirates||None|
|2.||1925||Pittsburgh Pirates||Washington Senators||None|
|3.||1958||New York Yankees||Milwaukee Braves||Bob Turley|
|4.||1968||Detroit Tigers||St. Louis Cardinals||Mickey Lolich|
|5.||1979||Pittsburgh Pirates||Baltimore Orioles||Willie Stargell|
|6.||1985||Kansas City Royals||St. Louis Cardinals||Bret Saberhagen|
* The World Series MVP was first awarded in 1955
** The first World Series in 1903 was a best-of-nine (first team to five wins, wins). The Boston Americans (renamed the Boston Red Sox in 1908) were down 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates and won the next four games.
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