What Is the Biggest Comeback in World Series History?

The World Series is the biggest event in American baseball. Every year, the best teams from the American and National Leagues compete for the title of world champion.

Over the years, there have been some incredible comebacks in World Series history. In this article, we will take a look at the biggest comeback in World Series history.


The 2004 World Series featured two historic franchises: the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Red Sox had not won a championship since 1918, while the Cardinals had won ten championships in their storied history.

The Series

The 2004 World Series started off with a bang, as the Cardinals won Game 1 by a score of 11-9. The Red Sox bounced back to win Game 2 by a score of 6-2.

However, things quickly went south for Boston. The Cardinals won Games 3 and 4 by scores of 7-2 and 4-1 respectively. They were now just one win away from their eleventh championship.

The Comeback

But then something incredible happened. The Red Sox rallied to win Game 5 by a score of 4-1, thanks in large part to an outstanding pitching performance by Curt Schilling.

In Game 6, the Red Sox found themselves facing elimination once again. But they refused to go down without a fight. With their backs against the wall, they pulled off one of the most stunning comebacks in sports history.

Trailing by two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Boston rallied to tie the game on a two-run home run by David Ortiz. Then, in extra innings, they scored again to win the game and force a decisive Game 7.

In Game 7, it was all Boston. They jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, winning the game by a score of 3-0 and completing one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.


The 2004 World Series will always be remembered as the year of the Red Sox comeback. Down three games to none, they rallied to win four straight games and capture their first championship in 86 years. It was a historic moment that will never be forgotten by baseball fans around the world.