NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees try to grow to be simply the tenth staff in Main League Baseball historical past to return again from an zero-2 deficit to win a greatest-of-5 postseason collection.
The Bronx Bombers, in truth, have been on each side of such comebacks earlier than, the victims in 1995 and the victors in 2001.
Here’s a take a look at all 9 occasions that groups pulled off the unbelievable feat:
1981 NLDS, Dodgers Over Astros
The Astros benefited from robust pitching performances by Nolan Ryan and Joe Niekro to win the primary two video games, however they didn’t have the offense to maintain it going, scoring simply two runs over the ultimate three video games to a Dodgers group that featured Steve Garvey and rookie pitcher Fernando Valenzuela.
1982 ALCS, Brewers Over Angels
Cecil Cooper’s two-out, bases-loaded single within the seventh inning of Recreation 5 scored two runs, giving Milwaukee a four-three victory to finish the collection comeback.
1984 NLCS, Padres Over Cubs
Not solely did the Cubs, making their first postseason look since 1945, blow the two-zero collection lead, they held leads in every of the ultimate three video games. The most important play of the collection got here within the ninth inning of Recreation four, when Garvey hit a two-run, stroll-off homer off of Lee Smith to win it 7-5.
1995 ALDS, Mariners Over Yankees
Recreation 5 on the Kingdome included six lead modifications, however Edgar Martinez’s two-out double within the eleventh inning, scoring Joey Cora and Ken Griffey Jr., ended the Yankees’ season in heartbreaking trend. Griffey was a monster, hitting 5 homers within the collection.
1999 ALDS, Purple Sox Over Indians
The Purple Sox scored simply three runs within the first two video games however then discovered their offense in a serious means, profitable 9-three, 23-7 and 12-eight within the last three contests. In Recreation 5, Troy O’Leary hit a grand slam within the third inning and a 3-run homer within the seventh, which proved to be the deadly blow for Cleveland.
2001 ALDS, Yankees Over A’s
This collection is greatest remembered for Derek Jeter’s flip play in Recreation three. With the Yankees clinging to a 1-zero lead within the seventh inning, Oakland’s Terrence Lengthy doubled to proper area, sending Jeremy Giambi sprinting from first to residence. Yankees proper fielder Shane Spencer rushed his throw, lacking two minimize-off males. However Jeter saved the day, operating from his shortstop place to subject the ball together with his naked hand on a hop alongside the primary-bottom line earlier than shortly flipping it to catcher Jorge Posada, who tagged Giambi on the leg a cut up-second earlier than he touched the plate. Some have credited that…