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Old 10-31-2019, 11:33 AM   #522
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Biggest comeback in over 100 years--since the Miracle Braves of 1914.

Some excellent analytical points in this article:

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...uldnt-say-die/

The swing in win probabilities is amazing. I'd also like to see this chart updated with Kendrick's at bat added:

http://harvardsportsanalysis.org/201...d-series-game/

Or this chart:

http://harvardsportsanalysis.org/201...d-series-game/

One of the things I love about this chart is the obvious: Game 7 of the 1960 WS was the greatest game 7 in history and likely won't be topped. I remember 10-year old me watching the finish at home, after school, on a B&W TV with my buddy, rooting for the Yankees and looking for a Hal Smith baseball card to rip up but not having one. Then cheering when the Yankees tied it up in the ninth and finally ripping my Mazeroski card in the end.

A great year to be a sports fan in Virginia, UVA wins three consecutive OT games to take the NCAA tourney, then the Nationals comeback multiple times to win the WS. Fun year!
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