Your team is holding a 12-0 lead after three innings. It seems impossible to imagine that there is any chance they could blow such a commanding position, especially when they’re running away with their division and chasing history, right? Well Aug. 5, 2001 proved to be a living nightmare for Seattle Mariners fans, as the Cleveland Indians mounted the most incredible of comebacks to claim victory in extra innings.
Kevin Chroust and Chris DeSalvo take you through at night at Jacob’s Field in Episode 3 of The Box Score Show, a game which played out on national television with a camera seemingly trained on Lou Piniella’s reactions as the unthinkable unfolded before his eyes.
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