2004 ALCS: Red Sox over Yankees, 4-3
From the lowest low to the highest high, the Red Sox redeemed themselves for 86 years of futility with an impossible comeback from three-games-to-none down in the 2004 ALCS. David Ortiz (left) gave the Sox a 2-0 lead with a home run in Game 7 as the Red Sox routed the Yankees in the Bronx. The Sox had been down to their final out in Game 4 before Dave Roberts gave them hope with a stolen base. No baseball team had ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a series, and that—combined with the opponent—helped make the Red Sox’ first World Series title since 1918 even more special.