The Best baseball games of all time
A baseball season is a marathon. The games follow one another at a frenetic pace with the ultimate goal of reaching the top: the World Series.
Equivalent to the Super Bowl or rather an NBA final, this trophy represents the consecration of an entire people, who vibrate behind their team during what can represent up to 7 games.
Let's look back at the most memorable baseball games in the history of the sport.
2016 World Series, Game 7: Cubs vs Indians
Straight out of a storyline worthy of an emotional movie, this game is widely considered to be the greatest baseball game in the history of the sport.
A comeback, extra innings, two teams at the end of an incredible losing streak and even a downpour that put the game on hold. This game was special.
Trailing 2-3 on aggregate, the Cubs had managed to force a Game 7 with a win that brought them to within 3.
Dexter Fowler and Javier Barez gave the Cubs a 5-1 lead after the 5th inning.
But after a controversial choice by the coach to play Chapman after a huge, intensive game from him in Game 6, the Indians managed to get back into the game thanks to Brandon Guyer and Rajai Davis.
6-6 before the start of the 9th inning, what do the people want?
Of course, it's impossible to break the tie, it will take extra innings, a downpour, a speech from the Cubs' coach and a comeback by his team.
In the small gym where the Cubs were housed, Jason Heyward delivered the speech of his career, giving them the motivation to score two runs and win the World Series.
World Series 1956. Game 5, Yankees vs Dodgers
This game is extremely well known because of one pitcher: Don Larsen and the only perfect game in World Series history.
Larsen had to make up for his catastrophic performance in Game 2. The Yankees had managed, thanks to Larsen, to lose 13-8, a game in which they had a 6-0 lead. Looking to redeem himself after his unforgivable mistakes, Larsen headed into what would be the biggest game of his career. That Game 5 against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
In 97 pitches, Don Larsen struck out all 27 Dodger batters who came forward to hit his balls.
Completely annihilating the Dodgers' offensive hopes, Larsen allowed his team to quietly advance in the standings, as if on a joyride.
The Yankees only scored two runs that day, but that was more than enough for a 2-0 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Thanks to Don Larsen and that great win, the Yankees were able to take a 3-2 lead in the series, before finally winning the World Series in 7 games, 4-3.
1960 World Series, Game 7. Pirates vs Yankees
Pittsburgh Pirates to Game 7? It was already a surprise. Despite suffering impressive scores of 10-0, 16-3 and 12-0, they had managed to pull out 3 wins to push the ultra-dominant New York Yankees to a Game 7.
That final game started directly with the Pirates taking a 4-0 lead. And in the 6th inning, the underdogs still held a 4-1 lead. Mickley Mantle and Yogi Berra took charge and thanks to a total of 4 runs to go up 4-5 for the New Yorkers.
2 runs later, we are already looking at an almost insurmountable 4-7 lead for the Yankees.
But the Pirates didn't say their last word, and Hal Smith hit the ball out of the park to go back in front at 9-7.
The Yankees were able to tie the game in the 9th inning but it was short lived as Bill Mazeroski delivered the Pirates with the winning run.
The little Pirates cadets had defeated the insurmountable Yankees.