My oh My. The Mariners just completed the second-greatest comeback in the history of postseason baseball.
Let that sink in for a moment. I’m not talking about just for the Mariners in their limited exposure to the playoffs. Not in the last decade, or this century, or in the Wild Card round.
I’m talking about the entirety of the postseason. Ever. Since it started.
Yeah, the Mariners have done something incredibly epic
Do you realize how many games there have been in the playoffs? How long baseball has been around? We are talking about since 1901 (maybe even the 1880s before the official World Series), and a total of 470 different series that have been played for a total of thousands and thousands of games. I can’t find the number, and don’t want to put in the legwork. I’m just too excited to focus on something like that.
Yet, here we are. Talking about the Mariners not for something negative that they did, but for something incredibly positive. Something that has only been bested once in the history of postseason baseball, which happened over 90 years ago. The 1929 Philadelphia Athletics completed an eight-run comeback, and the Mariners are now second on that list after their 8-1 comeback in which they ended up winning 10-9.
Depending on how you feel about it, that might not even be the craziest thing that has happened in the MLB playoffs today. The Guardians and Rays were scoreless until the bottom of the 15th inning. Think about that for a minute. The Mariners had the second largest comeback in the history of the playoffs, and Cleveland and Tampa set the record for longest scoreless game in history.
I’m not sure if that one was just playoff history or baseball in general, but who cares. It’s incredible. It’s wonderful. Like Tim Kurkjian always says… that’s baseball.