Athletics comeback is greatest in Series history
Oct. 12, 1929
No deficit is too large for the Philadelphia Athletics. Trailing the Chicago Cubs by eight runs in the seventh inning in Game 4 of the World Series, the Athletics put on a marvelous comeback.
It starts with Al Simmons leading off with a homer off Charlie Root. The next four hitters single, good for two more runs, before Root retires a batter. After another run-scoring single, Art Nehf relieves Root.
Mule Haas hits a low liner to center and, for the second time this inning, Hack Wilson loses this ball in the sun. The drive sails over his head and results in Mule kicking in with a three-run, inside-the-park homer to make it 8-7. "We're back in the game," Jimmy Dykes shouts, pounding 67-year-old manager Connie Mack on the back.
The carnage continues though the Cubs use two more relievers. Jimmie Foxx's run-scoring single ties the game and Dykes' fly to deep left for a double drives in the final two runs.
The 10-run inning, a Series record, gives the Athletics a 10-8 victory in Philadelphia and the honor of having registered the greatest comeback in Series history.
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